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Uflex’s foray into aseptic packaging will complete its product offering

India’s largest flexible packaging company Uflex has announced expansion to a new strategic location in Sanand, Gujarat that will require a total outlay of Rs. 1500 crores over the next 4-5 years. In the first phase of this expansion, the company will invest Rs 580 crore (approx) to set up an aseptic packaging line for liquid products.

Aseptic packaging is a process in which a food product and its package is sterilized separately and then combined and sealed in a sterilized atmosphere. Going forward this is going to be the lead trend in the flexible food packaging sector. The Global Aseptic Packaging market was valued more than $21.35 billion in 2014 with CAGR of 18.20% and is expected to reach $81.32 billion by 2022. The factors supporting the growth of aseptic packaging are a growing urban populace and rising demand for convenience food. Also the numerous technological advancements have helped improve the functionality and range of applications.

Aseptic packaging offers advantages like:

• Convenience – it is portable and light
• Economical- Aseptic packaged products do not require refrigeration, hence manufacturers can save up on the cost
• Longer shelf life
• Preservation of nutrients
• Sustainable
• Easy storage and handling
• Lightweight

The liquid packaging business has huge potential world over. Presently, the domestic market stands at 8 billion packs made out of aseptic packaging material annually. This number is expected to double in the next 3 to 4 years. A rise in the beverage market and an evolved consumer mindset regarding use of preservatives has all contributed to the growth of this form of packaging.

Acknowledged as ‘a part of your daily life’, Uflex has emerged as a fully-integrated packaging player on the global front. The Company stands committed to push for new innovations and trends riding on its strong R&D capabilities. The foray into aseptic liquid packaging plant in Gujarat is a step in that direction. Resonating Government’s ‘Made in India’ ethos, the Sanand plant will provide employment to approximately 3000 people. 90% of the output from this factory will cater to the domestic demand. The packaging line will have a total capacity of around 7 billion packs, which would be increased over time unleashing the full potential.

Uflex has become synonymous with the flexible packaging industry world over. The company leads the market in providing flexible packaging for solids, semi solids, viscous fluids, powders, granular materials etc. With the new plant in Sanand, Uflex will complete its bouquet of products across all types. It aims to provide the much needed packaging solution alternative to businesses dealing in liquids like milk, dairy products, and non-aerated drinks among other products.

Uflex has been recognized in India and internationally for its Innovation to create Differentiation. Over the years Uflex has achieved an irreproachable reputation by offering superior packaging designs with great aesthetics, enhanced barrier properties, easy functionality, increased shelf life, eco-friendliness and anti-counterfeiting features. Uflex’s unparalleled differentiating edge is on account of its commitment for Quick and Just in Time Deliveries; Efficient Service and the ability to cater to any size of order world over.

Uflex conferred with the Export Award by ‘The Plastics Export Promotion Council’

India’s number one flexible packaging company Uflex Ltd, has been conferred with the Export Award by the ‘The Plastics Export Promotion Council’ in the Metalized Polyester Film category for the Financial Year 2013-14.

The Plastics Export Promotion Council is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India and represents the exporting fraternity in the Indian Plastics Industry. The award ceremony held on 25th September 2015 coincided with the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Council which is popularly abbreviated as PLEXCONCIL.

Upon winning the award, Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, CMD, Uflex Group reiterated company’s unwavering commitment to deliver the best in terms of plastic films and flexible packaging solutions in India quite like it does to other countries in the world. Emphasizing upon the traction that India is getting internationally, Mr. Chaturvedi said “Every single product that is shipped out of our country represents Brand India, therefore it has to be better than the best. I am humbled that Uflex has won the Export Award which is yet again a testament of our guiding principle ‘Innovation with Differentiation’. We will continue to add value to our clients’ businesses globally.”

The Export Awards are decided on the basis of the export returns filed by the members of the Council. The top two exporters are selected among those filing returns for a particular product category. Chartered Accountant certificates corroborating and supporting the declared figures finally help the Jury to decide about the winners.

Uflex, a name synonymous with innovation and quality in the packaging industry, is the largest fully integrated Indian flexible packaging solution provider to a range of clients across industries both in India and overseas. It enjoys a formidable market presence in more than 140 countries.

Uflex has grown from strength to strength since its inception back in 1983. Uflex today has State-of-the-art packaging facilities at multiple locations in India with installed capacity of over 99,000 TPA. Uflex’s plastic film manufacturing facilities in India, UAE, Mexico Egypt, Poland and USA have a cumulative installed capacity in excess of 337,000 TPA. Uflex products are widely recognized world-over for their high performance and durability quotient.

Uflex has won many laurels owing to its competency to offer the most efficient flexible packaging solutions across the world at the most effective price coordinates. Best brains at Uflex utilising the latest technology to the hilt have put the Company in a different league altogether. Uflex with its unchallenged position has clearly transcended to the “Next Level” and is also credited for helping the Packaging Industry of India as a whole to graduate to that level. Some of the awards recently won by Uflex are:

Make In India Award for Excellence in Flexible Packaging
DuPont Silver Award 2015
India’s Top 500 Companies 2015 by D&B
The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) Awards
Asia’s Most Promising Brand 2013-14 by World Consulting& Research Corporation

For a round up on awards won by Uflex Limited over the last three years, please click here