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

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Uflex launches New Solvent-based Laminating Adhesive for Flexible Packaging

Introduces 2K Solvent-based Polyurethane (PU) High Solids and Low Viscosity Adhesive – FLEXBON 162R/162

10 April 2018, Noida, Uttar Pradesh (India): The Chemicals Business of India’s largest fully integrated multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has unveiled a general performance 2K solvent-based PU laminating adhesive under FLEXBON Brand for food packaging and general applications. The Chemicals Business of Uflex is a leading provider of adhesives, printing inks and coatings for a wide range of flexible packaging applications.

Reducing the use of solvents is the prime driver behind creating this product. Uflex’s Chemicals Business launched this product commercially at its production unit, located in Noida (Uttar Pradesh, India).

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FLEXBON 162R/162 is a General Performance solvent-based product and can be used at higher application solids of between 45% and 50%. This is possible due to lower viscosity which in turn allows reduced solvent consumption. This results in overall reduction in the cost of laminate and makes it more environment friendly.

Benefits don’t end here. This product has good wettability and solvent release during lamination; it offers good adhesion on all metallized and non-metallized films and is easy to handle.Owing to its great potential globally, the Chemicals Business of Uflex plans to target both domestic and international markets with this offering.

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.

Now the edible oil manufacturers need not worry and can easily fulfil their recyclability commitments by using barrier packaging having our formulation. According to data from market research firm Euromonitor International, the edible oil category, which had overtaken dairy to become the largest packaged food segment in our country a few years ago, grew at 25.6 per cent to cross the Rs. 1.3 trillion mark in 2017. In fact, edible oil formed over 30 per cent of the Rs 4.34 trillion packaged foods market in India. Thus the potential is huge and we are fully braced up to cater to the flexible packaging requirements of all edible-oil players in the country and overseas in a sustainable manner.”

Expressing joy over this development, Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman & Managing Director, Uflex Limited said, “We accord prime importance to sustainable flexible packaging solutions and business processes. I am very glad to share that my R&D engineers have been able to develop a specialized formulation that renders barrier packaging for edible oil re-processable. Considering that edible oil category is the largest packaged food segment in our country, one can well imagine the massive global boost India as a Nation will get in terms of sustainability and promotion of circular economy if it is able to reprocess all the barrier packaging for edible oil. This is a great victory for Sustainability. This is a great victory for India.”

IFCA INTErvIEws Mr. ajay Tandon, President & cEO, Uflex Engineering Business

IFCA - Vol. 9, Issue No. 3, January - March 2018

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Lamination Technology Solvent Less Lamination Machine From Uflex – reports IFCA | January – March 2018 edition

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