Avery Dennison Foundation pledges cash to Indian training school

Ramu Ramanathan
Monday, September 8, 2008

The Avery Dennison Foundation has announced it will contribute $125,000 (71,000) over a five-year period to the SIES School of Packaging in Navi Mumbai, India.

This investment will enable students in India to enrol for the first time in specialised courses that include comprehensive industry-led advancements in innovation and self-adhesive technology.

As a part of the grant, courses in packaging, such as the graduate technology course in packaging and packaging management and the post graduate diploma in packaging science and technology, will now include a detailed curriculum in self-adhesive technology.

P V Narayanan, chair professor and advisor at the SIES School of Packaging, said he was delighted to partner with Avery Dennison, which is endowing a faculty chair position at the school.

He said: "We are sure that our current students and future aspirants will benefit immensely from the efforts undertaken by the Avery Dennison Foundation."

Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology, self-adhesive base materials and self-adhesive consumer and office products.

The SIES School of Packaging, which was established under the umbrella of the SIES, is one of the most important training centres in India.

Seven months ago, DuPont India announced the launch of the DuPont Customer Technical Centre (CTC), in partnership with the SIES School of Packaging.

The DuPont CTC, through its state-of-the-art laboratories and processing equipment, will offer flexographic printing technology and training to OEM customers and industrial partners in the domestic printing and packaging industry.

Its India centre is the third customer technical centre in the Asia Pacific region, following centres in China and Malaysia.

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