Mumbai’s Sanjeev Flexi Pack focussing on pharma packaging

Positive feedback for high barrier products at InnoPack 2016

L-R: Nandhini S. Kumar, manager – exports, Sanjeev Flexi Pack and Mitesh Shah, managing director, Sanjeev Flexi Pack. Photo PSA

Sanjeev Flexi Pack has been predominantly focussing on the food and FMCG sectors until now. The Mumbai-based firm is now aggressively looking at meeting the demands of clients in the pharma industry as well. Sanjeev Flexi Pack manufactures laminated rolls, a variety of laminated pouches and carry bags. Its manufacturing unit is located in the suburbs of Bhiwandi. The state-of the-art plant has an in-house designing and prepress studio. Some of the machinery and equipment include a rotogravure printing line and digital press, solvent based as well as solvent less lamination machines, and converting equipment like slitting, seaming, cutting, pouching, bag making and inspection machines.

“We have a few clients from the pharma industry but in the overall scheme of things we have not paid much attention to the industry. We have always received traction from food companies. We want to change that because we feel we have some very good products which will appeal to the pharma industry,” says Nandhini S. Kumar, manager – exports, Sanjeev Flexi Pack. The company participated in InnoPack 2016 by putting up a stand at the event. “Coming at InnoPack was a step to get a firmer footing in the pharma industry.”

For players in the pharma industry, Sanjeev Flexi Pack has high barrier products which are suitable for specialized applications. In addition to this Sanjeev makes aluminium foils and EVOH products that will be of interest to the pharma industry. Another interesting product, especially for makers of nutritional products, is spouted pouches. A product which has received good feedback from the food industry is the 25 kg foil bag which is used to pack high hydroscopic contents such as fish food material. Kumar feels this could be of great interest to the pharma industry.

In terms of the company’s engagement with the pharma industry, Sanjeev is currently dealing with global aid agencies and providing solutions that are meant for poorer African nations. Overseas is where the company derives its majority of business from. Exports make up close to 60 to 65% of the business while the rest comes from the Indian market.

“Dealing with clients from the pharma industry will also provide a chance to grow further in the domestic market given how big the Indian pharma industry is,” Kumar says. Talking about InnoPack, Kumar said she was able to receive some good feedback about the products. “We met many people from the development department of the pharma companies and discussed how and what we can do for these companies.”

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