IPF Sept 2019 had 4 Focus Sections – "Pumps & Valves", "Chemical, Pharma and Food Processing Equipment", "Welding & Fabrication" and "Paints & Varnishes". Agriculture and domestic segment of the Indian pump market is highly fragmented and competitive, while industrial pumps - which serve sectors such as water & sewage treatment, power generation, oil & gas, metals & mining and others - are technologically intensive. IPF Sept 2019 explains how the need for energy conservation is driving manufacturers to use latest technologies for making pumps which are smart, efficient and consume less energy. The Indian food processing equipment and machinery industry mostly comprises SMEs – with small players accounting for 85% of the market share. While medium & big players mostly import critical components, small scale food processors, due to their inability to pay huge bills, choose locally fabricated machines and equipment. IPF Sept 2019 tracks how equipment makers are developing specialised products for SMEs by addressing their concerns like energy bills and cost.
With the government, under Make in India initiative, aiming to boost manufacturing sector’s contribution to the GDP from 16 per cent to 25 per cent, welding industry – used to provide a strong bond between materials - is poised to scale new heights. IPF analyses technological trends in welding and fabrication industry. With industrial paints, coatings and varnishes sector has experienced a shift from unorganised to the organised market with the GST introduction. The current turbulence in automotive sector, being the highest consumer of industrial paints, has put coating businesses under pressure. IPF Sept 2019 takes a look at the current conditions and identifies possible avenues for growth in the future.
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.