Uflex wins seven awards for Packaging Excellence

SIES School of Packaging STAR AWARDS 2018

Uflex Packaging won seven SIES SOP Star Awads 2018
Uflex Packaging won seven SIES SOP Star Awads 2018

Uflex was recognized with seven awards at the recently concluded SIES SOP STAR AWARDS 2018 for packaging innovation and product development. In its endeavor to support and encourage the packaging sector, the SIES School of Packaging announced the awards for excellence in packaging with emphasis on innovation, creativity, development and new concepts.

The eminent jury followed a strict judging criteria based on innovation and creativity, graphic design and improved aesthetics, user friendliness and new developments. It recognized the R&D efforts of Uflex in developing newer materials, forms, process, machinery and technology in the field of packaging.

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Expressing delight at Uflex’s success, Amitava Ray, executive director at Uflex said, “I heartily thank the jury of the SIES SOP STAR Awards for recognizing the efforts of Uflex in today’s packaging world. Packaging is an integrated component of any system besides being an essential input in its distribution and marketing management. Packaging, considered a luxury till recently, has now gained recognition as a need of the industry, country and the society. These awards serve as a testament towards the value added differentiation that we create for each of our customers and will keep motivating us to do even better.”

The Winners of SIES SOP STAR AWARDS 2018 are:

Sr NoProductCategoryDescription
1Beach Magic – High Barrier Tube for Sunblock LotionFlexible Packaging – (Innovation / Creativity / Development)A unique personal product in flexi tube, with high graphic reproduction in a matte surface, which provides premium aesthetics with sharp images.
2Forest Essential Shampoo – Premium Matte Finish with Hot stampingFlexible Packaging – (Innovation / Creativity / Development)A uniquely created flawless white tube with sharp printing and silver stamping that enhances the brand prominence and makes it premium in the shelves.
3Oshea Herbals – Premium Tube for Personal productFlexible Packaging – (Innovation / Creativity / Development)A wide format 360 printing in different shades represent a range of products. The pastel shades created identifies products and have excellent consumer attraction.
4Rasna Fruit Juice Concentrate – Shaped profile pouch with spout and handleFlexible Packaging – (Innovation / Creativity / Development)The stand-up pouch made from high barrier laminate with unique shape and spout. The design feature includes spill free ease in dispensing and complete use of product.
5Teenager Bra – Inner garment packaging with anti-counterfeit featureFlexible Packaging – (Innovation / Creativity / Development)The package essentially addresses to the daunting challenges from duplicates through a holographic image of brand logo, embedded company name with multiple security elements.
6Richie Plus Ajwain – Metallic effect in 2 ply transparent laminateFlexible Packaging – (Printing / Graphics / Aesthetics)The development highlights technology capability in printing and special cylinders and ink. The unique combination of metallic and transparent areas provides high POP influence and consumer benefits.
7Cimmo PetrochemCarbon Black – Block bottom valve bagProduct Packaging – (Innovation / Creativity / Development)Woven laminated block bottom bag with self-closeable valve provides higher productivity, high space utilization besides excellent product protection.


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