About The Author
Harveer Sahni after completing his B.Sc. (Chemistry) from Punjab University Chandigarh in 1971, joined his family stationary business which was started by his father in 1939. The brand “Weldon Ink” was a household name, even at the time of India’s independence.
He belongs to a well-known business family of New Delhi. In the early years of his career he spent long hours in the laboratory, researching and developing new products. He has in his life indulged in diverse industries, these include stationery, industrial adhesive, injection molding, blow molding, even screen printing on containers and finally labels. He started his career into the present business of self-adhesive labels and tapes in 1978 when he started siliconizing operations. Being an early entrant in the industry, he has witnessed the evolution of labels. He even has chronicled the history of label in India. Later he integrated forward and started to produce self-adhesive labelstocks, tamper evident security labels and computer labels. His present Co. Weldon Celloplast Limited was incorporated in 1982. The company known for its penchant for new technologies and development of new products, under his leadership sold their products to over 30 countries. He lead the transformation in India of silicon coating chemistries from solvented post cure tin catalyst systems to solvented platinum catalyst system and then on to the now widely used chemistry; the solventless platinum catalyst silicone system. He was also one the earliest Indian manufacturers to offer labelstocks with Hot Melt Adhesives. Weldon was the first Indian labelstock manufacturer to have exhibited in Labelexpo Europe. The company now is a total solution provider for the label industry supplying from materials to machines representing global brands for equipment, tooling and consumables for the label industry.
He is the first and only Indian so far to have been a member of the FINAT committees. FINAT is the global association linking the label industry across the world. He has to his credit several presentations and articles on the label industry. He regularly writes articles that are published in leading magazines around the world. He was instrumental in facilitating Tarsus to come to India and later became the bridge between Tarsus and PrintPackaging.com for them to acquire the India Label show which was later renamed as Labelexpo India. He is also member of board of Directors of LMAI (Label Manufacturers of India).
In an effort to give back to the industry that became a passion for him, he writes a blog titled “Self-adhesive labels industry in India and the world” http://harveersahni.blogspot.com His blog has become a reference point for the global label fraternity. The blog has crossed 320,000 pageviews from a focused label industry. The blog is globally read with over 50% pageviews from countries other than India. Harveer Sahni has uploaded on the blog 189 articles till date written by him which are success stories, technical articles and label events around the world.
He has two sons and a daughter. His elder son Pawandeep Sahni is now the Managing Director of Omet India Private Limited Subsidiary of Italian press manufacturer OMET Srl. His younger son K D Sahni looks after their company Weldon Celloplast Ltd. as Managing Director.