Tag Archives: Flexible Packaging Challenges

‘Five Trends in Flexible Packaging Industry through 2025’ – Mr. Anantshree Chaturvedi writes an OPED for Franchise India (Indian Retailer)

May 07, 2018 | Franchise India

Packaging is everywhere and is fueled by a relentlessly increasing population and globally escalating consumption patterns.

Packaging is everywhere and is fueled by a relentlessly increasing population and globally escalating consumption patterns. In fact, Packaging strikes the very first pact between a brand owner and the customer. Over the years the role of packaging has evolved much beyond just containing and preserving the product.

Anantshree-Chaturvedi-writes-an-OPED-for-Franchise-India

Before I discuss the specific trends let’s take a quick glimpse at the Industry both domestically(India region) as well as globally. While the Global Flexible Packaging Industry is pegged at around USD 200 Billion and growing anywhere between 4.5-5.5% annually, the Industry in India which is largely fragmented in the unorganized sector is growing at around 20% per annum.

With continuous development and innovation taking place, these certainly are stirring times for the packaging industry. Following trends will govern the global flexible packaging industry through 2025.

New OPTIKA Transparent Flexi-Tubes by Uflex a Boon for Global Cosmetic Brands

02 May 2018, Noida, Uttar Pradesh (India): India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex has made a dent in the Tubes Industry by manufacturing Flexi-Tubes that roll up all the advantages of multi-layered flexible laminates to perfection. The unique ABC approach de-abbreviated to Aesthetics; Barrier Properties & Counterfeit-proof is doing the trick for Flexi-Tubes offering immense flexibility and endless possibilities to brands helping them unleash their true potential across the globe.

OPTIKA Transparent Flexi-tubes by Uflex

Leaving the limitations faced by other lami-tube manufacturers much behind, Uflex Flexi-Tubes have been offering plethora of aesthetical benefits to brands like 360 degree printing; utilization of the entire tube torso for branding from shoulder to crimp; high definition graphics; imparting metallic effects using advanced registered printing; registered lamination; superior surface finish using matte & gloss effects and electron beam (EBM) coating for ultra-high gloss among several others.

‘Finally some good sense prevails for Flexible Packaging’ – Uflex CMD writes an Opinion Editorial for Business Today

April 25, 2018 | Business Today

On 22nd April, the World celebrated Earth Day and it could not have been any timelier for me to write this piece for the readers of Business Today!

Much has been said and written vilifying flexible packaging in India and overseas alike, particularly during the last decade and a half. It ends up in oceans and rivers; keeps piling on roadsides adding to nuisance; cannot be reprocessed; cannot be put to any alternate use; chokes drainage systems; kills cows and buffaloes who ingest packaging while grazing on garbage heaps etc. are just a few of the very many accusations hurled at this absolutely versatile form of packaging. Some states in India have also gone to the extent of imposing ban on plastic bags.

Business-Today

Let me play a devil’s advocate for a moment and assume that all that I have mentioned hereinabove is true. Do these packets walk on two legs and get immersed in our water bodies? Do these packs yell and say ‘Hey, please dump me by the roadside so that I could mingle with my siblings coming from other outlets’? Do these packs gang up and find a cosy corner for themselves in our drain holes? The answer is a BIG FAT ‘NO’. It is the irresponsible behaviour on part of ‘We the People’ that leads to such menace and concomitant hazard. It is a known fact that diesel and petrol vehicles are a major source of pollution. Have the diesel and petrol pumps been shut? A knife that is used for chopping vegetables can also be used to slit a throat. Have vegetable cutting knifes been banned world over? To what use we put an available resource is completely our wisdom. It’s the choice we make! Nothing can be held responsible for the choices we make. The fault is not of the knife but that of the killer. How can banning of flexible packaging be justified in such a scenario? All that banning exemplifies is a knee-jerk reaction and an extremely myopic point of view.

Uflex launches first ‘Made in India’ CI Flexo Printing Machine – reports PrintWeek India | April 2018 edition

Uflex launches first 'Made in India' CI Flexo Printing Machine

Specialized formulation by Uflex renders barrier packaging for edible-oil reprocessable

Noida, 06 April 2018: In a big boost to its commitment towards sustainability and circular economy, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has developed a customised formulation that renders barrier packaging for edible-oil re-processable.

Specialized formulation by Uflex renders barrier packaging for edible-oil reprocessable

Talking about this major breakthrough in promoting flexible packaging sustainability, Joint President, Packaging and New Product Development at Uflex Mr. Jeevaraj Pillai said, “Edible oil needs to be carefully protected from oxygen that makes it rancid. Barrier properties in a coextruded film for edible-oil packaging are imparted by Nylon and/or EVOH. However, it is the presence of these two elements that makes the packaging of edible-oil non-reprocessable. We at Uflex have developed a specialized formulation that renders barrier packaging for edible-oil re-processable despite the presence of Nylon and/or EVOH.