New Flex Middle East Plant Formally Inaugurated


the Dubai-based 100 per cent subsidiary of the Uflex Group
Flex Middle East FZE, the Dubai-based 100 per cent subsidiary of the Uflex Group, who are India’s largest flexible packaging group, formally celebrated the commissioning of their second BOPET line with a gala dinner at theHotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai on the 23rd of October 2007. The guest of honour was HH Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak al Nahayan, the Honourable Minister for Higher Education, UAE.
Flex Middle East’s first 7.2 meter BOPET line with a nameplate capacityof 20,000 MT per annum was set up at the Jebel Ali Free Zone in UAE and commissioned in March 2005. It was a resounding success, achieving over100 per cent capacity utilisation within 2 years. Their second BOPET line is an 8.7 meter wide plant. It is the world’s largest line of itskind. This plant was commissioned during September 2007.With this, the total BOPET capacity at this location has now gone up to 54,000 MT peryear. According to Uflex, more expansion plans at Dubai are on the anvil. Uflex’s second overseas venture in Mexico is also progressing well.