UFlex India, the globally active Indian pioneer in flexible packaging and packaging films, has been providing innovative, productive, cost-effective, optimized packaging solutions for decades. The company offers technologically superior packaging for the food and beverage industry, pharmaceuticals, pet food, contraceptives, garden fertilizers, plant nutrients, motor oil and lubricants, automotive and engineering components.
When the Covid-19 hit India, UFlex India started manufacturing N-95 masks and sanitizers for its customers and the wider market. UFlex continuously expands its operations in the International market and recently, in November 2021, opened up its new BOPET film manufacturing plant in Nigeria. The company also has film and packaging-related manufacturing operations in Dubai, Russia, Poland, Egypt, the USA, and Mexico. The company, which is also setting up new plants in India, is increasingly talking about its rPET and eco-friendly materials and processes.
We recently met with Anil Tripathi, assistant general manager of R&D and technical services at UFlex India, at the PackEx India exhibition, which took place in December 2021 in Delhi after a long, pandemic-induced gap. UFlex showed its wide range of flexible packaging solutions at its stand.
It showed the biodegradable film and other packaging solutions for the confectionery, rice, bulk materials, pharmaceuticals, and tube segments at the show. Tripathi shared his views on the event and the current situation of the packaging industry, saying, “We are mainly here to create awareness among the visitors and industry for using environmentally friendly products and maintaining the ecosystem by promoting sustainability. We are in the process of developing many structures that are easily recyclable and also biodegradable materials.”
“As per the recent Plastic Waste Management guidelines, we are also the pioneer in using (post-consumer recycled) PCR-based films as we have developed a chain in which we collect the waste from the open market, which we convert into resins, and then re-use as an input in new materials. In this chain, we can regain those used products by consumers through linear motion.”
Commenting on the event’s footfall and UFlex India’s excitement in meeting colleagues and visitors after Covid-19 in an exhibition and said, “After Covid-19, it is a good start for us, and I am happy to say that we are open to the market. This exhibition has given us a chance to meet the brand owners and the customers after the pandemic and convey our message on reducing plastic waste in the environment.”