India has emerged as a growing market for local woven polypropylene (WPP) bags,
which industry owners attributed to huge demand of the world class packaging
materials in the neighbouring country's cement sector.
They said India has a large cement market which is expanding day by day, but
it has no adequate packaging material factories to meet up their growing demand.
So they are gradually depending on Bangladeshi WPP cement bags (adstar bags).
Nearly 5,000 tonnes of WPP cement bags are being used in the fast
growing developing country monthly. Local Bengal Plastic Industries Ltd, Madina
Polymer Industries Limited, and Akij Group export plastic WPP bags in the South
The export prospect of the product in the European Union
and USA has also become bright following the anti -dumping duty and wage hike of
workers in China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Now EU and USA are importing nearly 75 per cent of the local WPP bags.
Once China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand would meet up the Eurozone demand
but now they are reducing production following the wage hike, said industry