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Anantshree Chaturvedi, Vice Chairman & CEO of FlexFilms International in an exclusive interview with PCI magazine speaks about how advances like the company’s 90% PCR plastic film range Asclepius

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.

Alu-Alu-Blister-Pack

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.”

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.

FlexFilms Launches Two New Advanced BOPET Film

Sept 19, 2018, Elizabethtown, Kentucky (USA): Flex Films, the global film manufacturing arm of Uflex, has launched two new state-of-the-art BOPET Films, at its manufacturing centre in Kentucky, U.S.A.

FlexFilms Launches Two New Advanced BOPET Film

An Aluminum Foil Replacement Metallized High-Barrier BOPET Film FLEXMETPROTECT™ F-HBP-M

A Puncture Resistant, Nylon Replacement BOPET Film FLEXPET™ F-HPF