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Indian Institute of Packaging to set up new branch and testing laboratory in Bangalore, India

Autonomous body under the ministry of commerce, Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) will set up its new branch and testing laboratory in Bangalore, India for different packaging products including plastic, metal and jute packaging material.

IIP’s new branch in Bangalore will be set up at Sompura Industrial Estate in Dobaspet for which the Karnataka government has allotted four acres land, business-standard.com reported.

The institute will initially spend Rs50m ($0.94m) to set up packaging institute in Bangalore, of which Rs50,00,000 would come from the central government.

The new branch will allow IIP to promote the export market through new package design and development and the standards of packaging will also be upgraded at national level.

IIP governing body member Vimal Kedia said this is the first time the institute plans to expand in Karnataka.

"The institute is involved in various activities like testing and quality evaluation, training, education, consultancy services, R&D among others in other centers," Kedia said.

With its head office and principal laboratory located at Mumbai, the institute has branches in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad.