Mumbai, India, Wednesday – December 07, 2011 — The event is organized jointly by the Indian Home & Personal Care Industry Association (IHPCIA) and The Oil Technologists’ Association of India, Western Zone (OTAI-WZ) with the active support of CHEMEXCIL (Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council) under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

Mumbai, India, Wednesday – December 07, 2011 — The event is organized jointly by the Indian Home & Personal Care Industry Association (IHPCIA) and The Oil Technologists’ Association of India, Western Zone (OTAI-WZ) with the active support of CHEMEXCIL (Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council) under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

The theme of the conference is "Dynamics of Change" and will discuss issues related to Sustainability, Markets, Innovations and Industry issues. A technical session of the conference will also provide information on new palm based surfactants which have a neutral carbon footprint and offer a cost effective alternative to petroleum based surfactants used by the HPC industry today.

The Rs. 2,00,000 crore HPC market has witnessed steady growth for laundry products at around 8% and significant growth for the Personal Care products at around 18-20% per year offering dynamic market opportunities. From the volume perspective the HPC industry has 6.3 million tons of products.  In comparison the Chinese HPC industry volume is 8.2 million tons of which laundry liquids are around 3.3 million tons.

The theme of the conference "Dynamics of Change" will focus on issues relating to sustainability, markets, innovations and industry issues.  There is a technical session on palm based derivatives which are carbon neutral and offer interesting options for formulators. Sixteen eminent speakers from the FMCG industry will present their views.  This year global majors like Unilever, Huntsman, Clariant, BASF, Stepan and Akzo will share their plans for participating in the growing Indian market.

There will be time for networking during the International Association meet and Business Leaders meet and aConference dinner.  The Exposition will have exhibits by FMCG and Global players in the HPC industry and CHEMEXCIL will be hosting a Reverse Buyer-Sellers Meet (RSBM) wherein global buyers will participate to explore Indian markets.

Delegates from Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Middle East, Europe and USA will interact with their industry counter party in India to strengthen business and commerce and share information on industry related issues.

The opening of the HPC industry in India offers new opportunity for consumers and challenges for manufacturers.  There are concerns regarding the domestic tariff structures which can negate growth, GHS and chemical classification and opportunities through innovations which focus on sustainable carbon neutral products from Palm Oil. China has demonstrated that laundry liquids which are environmentally friendly and has reduced requirements for Energy and Water in washing.  IHPCIA – Your Network & Your Voice is committed to addressing industry issues and developing solutions for healthy living and quality lifestyle.

We often emulate the China growth story and want Mumbai to be like Shanghai.  In the past 10 years, the Chinese HPC industry has grown in volume and value by over 26% of that in India reflecting changing trends and people’s aspirations as incomes grow.

Sharing and networking with the international HPC Association will enable Indian consumers to benefit from the experiences of other countries and be on-line in this information age.  

India’s importance as a large consumer market with a growth potential was recognized at the recently held AOSDAC conference in Beijing in November this year and Mr. Sanjay Trivedi of IHPCIA will be the chairperson for the steering committee for the 9thAOSDAC meeting to beheld in India in 2013.  For further details please log onto http://www.isdcconference.com

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