Rising air pollution is causing health issues among human being and other living animals. It is also responsible for damaging environment. Particulate matter is one of the most important aspects of air pollution. As per a recent WHO report, India had 14 out of world's 20 most polluted cities in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016. The report also highlighted that of the 3.8 million deaths caused by household air pollution globally, the Southeast Asia region accounts for 1.5 million or 40 per cent deaths, and of the 4.2 million global deaths due to ambient air pollution. The "Pollution Control Equipment" section explains applications, advantages and disadvantages of major equipment used for controlling particulate matter to mitigate the problem of air pollution. Increasing infrastructure spending and growing automobile demand are expected to propel the plastics machinery market in India. Within plastic manufacturing machinery, injection molding machines are and will be in much higher demand due to its versatility & utility to mould and manufacture a variety of parts & components for various applications & practically every segment of the industry. Currently, the overall demand for plastic injection molding machines is more for moulding components & parts in industries such as automobile, packaging, construction, etc. "Plastics machinery" section focused on the technological trends in the industry.
Industrial Products Finder (IPF), a pioneer industrial journal in India, was launched in 1972. It gives industrial manufacturers and exclusive dealers/importers of industrial products a forum to display their ware, in a medium that was to be made regularly available to the users of these products. IPF focuses on all industrial/engineering products and services, consultancies, repair and reconditioning services, industrial security and safety services, and of late, pollution control and environment protection services. Apart from products, there are also other regular features that complement the core activity – a capsule of important events and developments in the industrial sector, news on companies, projects, joint ventures and mergers, etc; a selection of articles written by experts in the field as well as academics; and information on all important trade fairs, conferences, seminars and training programmers.