KARACHI (APP) - A large number of business deals have been materialized on the 3rd day of 7th edition of the International Plastic & Packaging Industry Exhibition PLASTI&PACK Pakistan and International Food & Technology Exhibition IFTECH Pakistan, organized by Pegasus Consultancy at Karachi Expo Center here Wednesday. Indian exhibitors have dominated the business with the largest number of deals for the sale of plastic packaging machines including injection molding, poly propylene (P.P.) looms and woven sacks followed by China. Vikas Dave, territory sales manager Lohia Starlinger Ltd, New Delhi, India said that his company has a target of selling 210 machines during this visit. I am sure we will achieve this target as I see a lot of demand for P.P./HDPE woven sack machines this year, he added. He said that this was his fourth participation in the exhibition and his company M/s Lohia has so far sold 450 machines in Pakistan in the last three years. He said that demand of packaging machines have grown very fast around the globe including Pakistan in the last two years. Dave said his company, having a turnover of Indian rupees 5 billion is manufacturing European brand and selling these machines to 62 countries in the world. To a question, he said that he never felt any fear. I feel safe in Pakistan and that is the reason why I come here every year despite the news of terrorist attacks, he maintained. Chief operating officer of another plastic bag machine manufacturer M/s GCL India (P) Ltd, Manoharan R. N. said that the response was very very good at the exhibition. This is my first visit to Pakistan and this show. I see huge requirement for machines in Pakistan in next two years, he noted. I have received lot of inquiries from serious buyers and I confident to sell at least 150 woven sack machines during the exhibition, Manoharan said and added that his company has sold 650 such machines in India as demand is also rising back home. Director, K Group of Companies Arshad Anwar said that buyers response is very good this year compared to last two years. There is a jump in demand for plastic packaging machines in Pakistan. A large number of machines of various makes are on display this year at 0the exhibition and, therefore, a large number of visitors are coming to see them. I see lot of buyers coming from Punjab. They have come today and will be coming tomorrow as well, he added. Arshad Awnar, whose group is also representing a wide range of world top brands including BSW of Australia, said that his company has so far sold around 150 injection moulding machines and 150 P.P. looms in Pakistan. We have finalized so many deals at the exhibition, he remarked. Ahmet Gursu of Turkish company Gur-Is-Makina said that the demand for plastic packaging machines is growing fast in Pakistan and I hope to finalize deals for the sale machines at the exhibition. The response is very good at the show as the large number of serious buyers have visited my stall. They will visit Turkey to purchase the machines as soon as I go back to Istanbul, he added.