The aseptic paper board and laminated paper and foil solutions for liquid and food packaging continue to grow in product segments ranging from milk to alcoholic beverages. The main provider of both laminates and filling and sealing solutions in this segment has been Tetra Pak, which is practically the inventor of this category of packaging. While some forms of aseptic liquid packaging such as gable top cartons require a cold chain, the outstanding feature of the Tetra Pak has been its ability to significantly prolong the shelf life of food and beverage products without refrigeration.
One of the most important dimensions of flexible packaging is ‘Convenience’ of handling which also happens to be a pivotal component of the pack’s functionality. The moment this convenience is compromised upon, the utility of the packaging nose dives and consequently, the brand image along with consumers’ faith and confidence in it suffers. “As India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and Solution Company, one of the commonest asks that our clients have from us is to incorporate easy to open features,” says Arun Anand, executive vice president marketing at Uflex Packaging.
In contemporary times digital printing is the name of the game given its ability to offer ultimate solutions for flexible packaging, labels and decorative printing segments. The converting industry for long has been grappling with restricted availability of the right type of substrate supporting direct digital printing without prior priming and coating or surface treatment for that matter.
Uflex, one of India’s largest end-to-end flexible packaging solutions company, showcased its embossing cylinders at the India International Leather Fair (IILF) in Chennai. Held from 31 January to 3 February 2017 at the Chennai Trade Centre, the leather show was attended by an overwhelming number of manufacturers, retailers, designers as well as exporters from around the world.
In end January, we met Gianfranco Nespoli of Comiflex together with Ajay Tandon, president and chief executive officer – engineering and new product development, and director of Ultimate Flexipack and Sanjay Sabharwal, executive vice president of the Uflex engineering division. “Nespoli is a hardcore flexo man with close to 40 years of experience in flexo press manufacturing,” says Tandon. “So we have a technical tie-up wherein we are using their drawings, designs, their brains, their support, their component developments overseas and more—the agreement comes with a complete package.”
The Uflex Films Business team undertook extensive R&D activities for almost two years to come up with a special polyester film that obviates the problems posed by Bi-axially Oriented Polyamide (BON) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). The special polyester film has been designed to replace the top and bottom substrates of the conventional cold formed Alu – Alu laminate to a whole new structure comprising 36 micron special polyester/50 micron soft aluminum foil/36 micron special polyester.
India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solutions company Uflex has unveiled ‘ASEPTO’, its aseptic liquid packaging brand. The company's aseptic liquid packaging manufacturing plant, which will commence operations in April this year, perfectly echoes the Indian government's Make In India ethos.
India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has recently launched a collar type twin-head four servo driven form-fill and seal (FFS) machine. The machine is in high demand by packers and brands alike for packing granular materials and powders with unmatched ease and efficiency.