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Uflex Net Revenue Up by 18.5% for FY2018-19

Film Business Achieves Highest-ever Production for FY18-19 || CRISIL Assigns Credit Rating of ‘A’ to Long term Debt || Board Recommends Dividend of 20%

27 May 2019, Noida, U.P (India): Uflex Ltd, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging Company, today has announced its earnings for the Quarter ended March 31, 2019 and Financial Year 2018-19.

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The consolidated net revenue for Q4FY18-19 rose to INR 2060.6cr as compared to INR 1818.8cr in the corresponding quarter last fiscal; while the company registered EBITDA growth of 13.4% at INR 260.1cr in Q4FY18-19.

Governor of Kentucky The Honourable Matt Bevin Visits Uflex Plant in India

January 21, 2019, Noida (India): Governor of Kentucky State in USA The Honourable Matt Bevin, yesterday paid a visit to the Noida Plant of Indian flexible packaging giant Uflex Ltd which is the home to FlexFilms’ plant situated in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Gov Matt Bevin at Uflex Office

Welcomed by the senior leadership of the company, Governor Bevin was given an introduction about Uflex and its businesses following which he enjoyed a tour of the Film Business plant. Governor Bevin interacted with the team and gained insights into the manufacturing operations and technology.

US Patent Granted to FlexFilms for Breakthrough BOPET Film Used for Alu Alu Blister Pack

December 03, 2018, Elizabethtown, Kentucky (USA): Flex Films, the global film manufacturing arm of Uflex, has been granted United States Patent covering entire categories of Formable Films that include one or more BOPET layers used in Alu Alu blister packaging.

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The patent US 10131122 was issued to Flex Films (USA) Inc on November 20, 2018 for a period of 20 years, lending a competitive advantage to the Films Business of the company over its opponents in cold formed pharmaceutical packaging industry. With the patent issuance, the company gets exclusive right of manufacturing & sale of this special BOPET film in US, Europe and India.

This patent has a uniqueness of forming characteristic of BOPET film in Z direction during packaging application.

With this innovation in pharma packaging and particularly for Alu-Alu blister laminate structure, BOPET film has completely replaced the carcinogenic PVC. When PVC is recycled or reprocessed, it releases poisonous gases like Dioxin & Hydrochloric acid which are hazardous for human health. Also when PVC comes in direct contact with sunlight, it gives away Chlorine gas. Whereas the special polyester film can be recycled and reprocessed and is 100% environment friendly. Likewise, this BOPET film has also replaced 25 microns BOPA film, the processing of which is difficult due to its intrinsic property of moisture absorption that makes it de-laminate from aluminum foil.

The BOPET film, developed by Uflex’s Film Business and patented by Flex Films USA, delivers a huge saving on carbon foot prints and energy. Another added advantage that this BOPET Films has over PVC & BOPA is that they can be easily printed with many different types of inks. Even today, it is difficult to read the details of drugs printed on Aluminum foil of blister packs, but with the compatibility feature of BOPET film with the different types of inks used in printing, communication of drugs on blister packs has become readable now. Our BOPET film has even opened up many avenues to evade the menace of anti-counterfeiting.

Pramod Sirsamkar, President – Technical & New Product Development (Films), Uflex Ltd who along with the R&D team invented the film stated, “We are pleased to strengthen our intellectual property protection with the addition of this patent. Our R&D team had consistently worked to invent our now patented special polyester film that since its launch last year has changed the landscape of medical packaging reducing the dependency on BOPA and PVC films use in Alu- Alu laminate blister pack. This patent undoubtedly would be a game changer for our business and will prove to be an asset not only for us but also for the pharmaceutical industry.”

Pleased at the grant of the patent, Anantshree Chaturvedi, Vice Chairman and CEO, FlexFilms International said, “We have believed that healthy competition always benefits customers the most. The patent awarded to us gives us the right to protect our innovation and stop others from copying, reverse-engineering or selling our product without our permission, thereby reducing our risks and ensuring best product delivered to our customers. This silver bullet now gives us protection for a pre-determined period, allowing us to keep competitors at bay and lead the path as always.”

Flex Films Presents the ‘Future of Packaging’ at PACK EXPO, USA

|Unveils VYOM, a ground-breaking Concept BOPET Film & Latest Innovations in BOPET Products that’s set to Redefine the Polyester Industry|

Chicago, USA, October 14, 2018: FlexFilms is scaling newer heights with VYOM, a revolutionary futuristic technology Concept BOPET Film, it is presenting for the very first time for its visitors and customers at Pack Expo being hosted in Chicago from October 14 – October 17, 2018.

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Flex Films Booth at Pack Expo is also showcasing a product portfolio of its latest innovations in BOPET Films - which range from high barrier films; more efficient films; and ones that are more sustainable too – all manufactured with its own proprietary technology.

At the mecca of packaging industry Pack Expo, here is what industry professionals from around the world can witness at FlexFilms Booth #N-5767:

1) VYOM ( व्योम | v-yo-m) – The Centre stage at FlexFilms Booth at Pack Expo has been taken by a cutting edge Concept BOPET Film that uses an advanced proprietary technology method and is aptly named ‘VYOM’ (a Sanskrit term that means ‘endless’, ‘limitless’, ’expanse’) defining the endless solutions that this high-tech film offers to its customers. Envisioned as the next big revolution in BOPET films, the unique value proposition that the Concept BOPET Film offers against the existing BOPET films available in the market are:

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  • Creating right density films, lighter by 40% with a density of <1 making it the lightest film
  • Creating barrier films, better by 100%, doubling the barrier
  • Creating strong films, stronger by 100%, making it double the strength
  • Creating green sustainable films, greener by 40% by using lesser plastic

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To watch a video of VYOM, click on: Products Showcase @ PACK EXPO International 2018

2) Puncture Resistant, Nylon Replacement BOPET Film – FLEXPET™ F HPF is biaxially oriented nylon replacement (BON) film made with a newly developed patented proprietary technology offering important features of thermoforming performance, high puncture resistance and flexural fatigue strength that could formerly only be filled with bi-axially oriented nylon (BON) film. F-HPF is far more superior to nylon (BON) with fewer pin holes in terms of thermoform-ability whereas its puncture and flex crack resistance is at par with BON. Value propositions like better water resistance availability and compatibility with wide range of inks and adhesives makes it cost effective with greater yield per unit area, as compared to BON.

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3) Aluminum Foil Replacement Metallized High-Barrier BOPET Film – FLEXMETPROTECT™ F-HBP-M is metalized bi-axially oriented polyester (BOPET) film with a superior gas barrier that offers high moisture and oxygen barrier for virtually all applications including Aluminum foil replacement. High barrier comes from patented BOPET film technology, with high optical density specifically suitable for most flex pack product offerings. This film is 100% web inspected, for any metal defect, using our state-of-the- art vision system. The film is of great use in shipping moisture sensitive items in multi-layered pouch.

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4) F-HMB High Bond and Barrier Metallized Polyester Film – FLEXMETPROTECT™ F-HMB film is a High Barrier Metallized Polyester Film engineered by the company’s R&D team. The film is either untreated or corona treated on the other surface, while metallization is carried out on the specially treated composite surface imparting metal adhesion or bond strength of > 1200 gram-force/inch. F-HMB offers class leading high adhesion to metal under most aggressive environmental conditions; demonstrates improved scuff, scratch and craze resistance thereby improving yields up to four percent and offering unparalleled robustness in processing and performance for converters.

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5) Metallized High Barrier Balloon Film – FLEXMETPROTECT™ F-PAB-M is an advanced proprietary film structure developed by Flex Films Inc. USA and designed specifically to meet the needs of thin gauge, ultra-thin gauge high barrier specialty film markets. This includes the balloon film market and wherever low OTR and MVTR is needed, thus enabling balloon converters and end users to create dazzling, printable, metallized polyester inflatables that do not stress or snap and conserve seal property during the manufacturing process. F-PAB-M has an added ‘Green’ benefit due to the use of less material, giving high yield economics with an optical density of 2.8. The exceptional air barrier properties of the film prevent helium diffusing out of FLEX-PAB surface.

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Excited at the show of trailblazing technology and product at Pack Expo, Anantshree Chaturvedi, Vice Chairman & CEO, FlexFilms International said, “Creating better is an endless quest at Flex! We prove that yet again with the introduction of VYOM, our innovative Concept BOPET Film. VYOM promises to be better in every key virtue that a film is built around – Light, Barrier, Strength and Green – with superior mechanical properties, thereby allowing us to deliver much higher yield, improved costs and reduced carbon footprint. All of this is in sync with the company’s efforts to continuously develop refined products and make our customers’ lives easier. Through our presentation at Pack Expo, we are going experiential in interacting with our customers in the real market and stimulate their imagination.”

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Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman & Managing Director of Uflex Limited, the parent company of FlexFilms spoke from the floor of Pack Expo, “The wonders of Flexfilms have a beginning but with boundless scope. The infinite talent pool of our scientists and engineers constantly design and explore solutions for our customers and eco-system, thereby helping us build ‘thought leadership’ in advanced polymer science application. We’re proud of our employees, products, customers and enablers for their contribution in creation of sustainable innovations for essential markets such as food, water, shelter and medicine.”

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FlexFilms Forays Into Online Space With the Launch Of Its E-Commerce Website ‘FLEX-BuzzR’

To Market its Entire Range of Films in European Region

Nuremberg, Germany, Sept 25, 2018: Flex Films, the global film manufacturing arm of India’s largest multinational flexible packaging solutions company, Uflex, has launched first of its kind e-commerce website FLEX-BuzzR that will make available complete range of film offerings from its Poland plant to its European Union (EU) customers, at a click of a button.

E-Commerce Website FLEX-BuzzR

This uniquely designed B2B platform actually lives its tagline ‘Shop at Ease, Shop When You Please’! It was unveiled by Flex Films International Vice Chairman & CEO Anantshree Chaturvedi at the renowned European trade exhibition FachPack 2018 in Germany today.