UFlex announces capacity expansion in packaging films

Engineering Business

UFlex introduced ‘ACCU  ECOSLIT 30’, a secondary slitter with a capability to slit 3000 meters wide web powered with a capacity for slitting into six ups with a speed of upto 800mpm, making the company the only Indian Manufacturer to engineer such a kind of machine. 

A Machine that Seals the Bag and its Counterfeiting Challenges: In some markets, pouches and bags are stitched after filling of product making it vulnerable to counterfeits as it is easy to unstitch, replace the product and stitch back the pouch for retailing.  To fix this issue, UFlex has developed a Bag-Sealing machine ‘WS 535’ that replaces stitching with sealing. Moreover, this all-in-one bag sealing machine fits many applications, laminate structures & bag dimensions and delivers clean seals and enhanced look and feel of the bag/pouch to the customers. 

Chemicals Business

Alcohol-based Dual Purpose Sanitizer: Continuing its expansion of product portfolio to fight Covid-19, UFlex launched dual purpose alcohol based hand sanitizer ‘FLEXGUARD-I’ that contains Isopropyl Alcohol IP-75% V/V and complies with WHO guidelines. This skin-friendly sanitizer can be used to clean hands as well as surfaces and is being supplied via bulk distributors for commercial purpose.

Patent for New Process to Derive Epoxy Ester Resin- UFlex secured a patent for a new process to derive Epoxy Ester Resin following the provisions of the Patents Act, 1970. This is the first patent for Chemicals business ever in India and will ensure technical advancement in providing a process for resin preparation without the need for waste water treatment, a significant move in the direction of sustainability. 

Solvent based PU Adhesive for Velcro Application – The vertical developed a solvent based two components PU adhesive that is specially designed to provide stiffness to Velcro after application to hook & loop fastener.  Its best use is in orthopaedic, apparel and footwear industry segments. 

Water-based Oxygen barrier Coating for Food Packaging Application: UFlex launched a water-based oxygen barrier coating ‘FLEXCOAT UF0008’ for food packaging to achieve oxygen barrier properties on BOPP and CPP films. This coating provides extended shelf life to food packed and is suitable for use in snack packaging segments like noodles, potato chips, cookies, etc.

Holography Business

Holographic Aluminium Lidding Foil for Pharma Industry: In order to arrest the counterfeiting threats in pharma sector, the vertical developed robust anti-counterfeiting solution through holographic aluminium lidding foil commonly used for blister packs. The holographic foil has overt features which are easily recognizable to the end user. The foil also allows use of covert features on this solution lending authenticity to pharma company drugs.

Holographic Thermal Film for Books & Publication: The Publication Industry is one of the worst victims of counterfeiting where duplicators impinge sales by undercutting price and damage authentic brand reputation. In order to address publications’ concern, an eco-friendly transparent holographic thermal film was developed for lamination on book covers that besides protecting it from counterfeiting, also boosts the aesthetics with excellent gloss on book, enhances cover transparency and fosters good bond strength.

Holographic Film for Ghee Packaging: Ghee is a part of daily consumption in every household and is highly prone to counterfeiting. In order to fight the menace of duplication, UFlex has developed a customised Holographic Film for outer carton packaging replacing the use of plain metalized film laminated cartons for a prominent ghee brand thereby helping differentiate pure ghee from the fakes. Anti-counterfeiting features are engrained in this film’s design, such that it not just prevents it from counterfeiting but also offers a unique look to the carton and adds shelf impact.

Cylinders Business

Rotogravure Printing Cylinder for Watermark on Steel Sheets:  UFlex manufactured watermark printing cylinders on steel sheets by its state-of-the-art laser engraving line making the company the first Indian manufacturer to achieve this feat. This process has been a challenge in the past as the pigments of steel sheet paint are substantially different in size and shape as compared to conventional gravure inks, therefore rotogravure printing on metal substrates was critical and that too with minimum depositions effect required for watermark. The customization of cell geometry (in the form of a hexagonal honey comb cell structure) of the rotogravure cylinder on direct laser engraving line is the task here as the pigments of the steel paint inks have a tendency to get stuck inside the cells of the engraved cylinder (cell filling). This breakthrough will be beneficial for brands and will enhance the products’ image.