Ashok Chaturvedi, founder, chairman and managing director of Uflex, received the Economic Times Polymers Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 at a ceremony on 7 March 2018 in Mumbai. Leaders from the Indian plastics, polymers and packaging industry were present, as Chaturvedi acknowledged the award, “Today as I hold this prestigious archer, I am truly humbled and thank the Times Group for this honor.”
Moreover, Chaturvedi made a strong pitch for the plastics, polymers and packaging industry by emphasizing the reprocessing and recyclability of plastic. “Plastics in all forms, whether single-layered, multi-layered or mixed, are recyclable and reprocessable, and can be put to viable end-of-life use.”
Chaturvedi, a first generation entrepreneur and founder of the Uflex Group, is a flexible packaging pioneer, particularly associated with the small sachet category for an array of single-use consumer products. Uflex today has state-of-the-art flexible packaging material manufacturing facilities at multiple locations in India and packaging film manufacturing facilities at strategic locations such as the UAE, Poland, Egypt, Mexico and USA. Started in 1985, Uflex currently has a turnover of approximately over US$ 1 billion. The company recently set up a state-of-the-art greenfield liquid packaging plant in Sanand in Gujarat.