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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.”

Flex Films launches Web Metalized Surface Inspection System

Elizabethtown, Kentucky (USA) 18 July 2018: FLEXMETPROTECT™ is now placed under state of the art optical surface inspection technology and defect classification system that reveals and quantifies defects with the help of the newly launched Web Metalized Surface Inspection System.

The Web Metalized Surface Inspection System

The system checks the entire web and allows for rapid and accurate detection of defects on the film. The Web Metalized Surface Inspection System is located in a strategic part of the slitting process just near to the winding roll comprised of smart, line-scan cameras that can analyze 100% of the web for defects in real time.

Speaking about the Inspection system, Mr. Deepak Mehta, Technical Manager at Flex Films (USA) Inc. said, “The Web Metalized Surface Inspection System will address any defect related to metal deposition such as the areas with high defect density or those having Periodic defect or the ones with Continuous defect and even Contamination. The system measures and records the data in real time at very high web speed, generating a comprehensive report including mapping, defect characteristics like area, width, defect, light intensity etc. which helps the operator to address any quality related issues. This improves production efficiency and product quality and in-turn helps customers with less product wastage and downtime.”

Getting into the detail of the system, Mr. Vijay Yadav, Business Head, Flex Films (USA) Inc said, “The Web Metalized Surface Inspection System is designed for the inspection of non-patterned materials which are manufactured in continuous web processes. It performs the actual inspection and reports the inspection results that are reviewed prior to sending roll to the customer. It’s kind of a closed-loop system with slitting and metallizing operations working in harmony to produce the best quality product, thereby assuring our customers of FLEXMETPROTECT™ that the roll shipped to them is always A grade.”

Speaking about the value offer of the new system, Mr. Anantshree Chaturvedi, Vice Chairman and CEO, Flex Films International said, “This state of the art Web Inspection System helps to evaluate the entire web surface of FLEXMETPROTECT™generating a superior quality material that will give peace of mind to the customer and has the possibility to be used on AlOx coated transparent film too and we are in the process of acquiring new system to characterize bare film and we assure the quality of our product as always to our customers.

Sharing his thoughts about the Web Metalized Surface Inspection System for FLEXMETPROTECT™ film, Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman & Managing Director, Uflex Limited said, “The good instincts of my engineers at Flex Films helped them to acquire this new system of Automatic Defect monitoring which enables precise surface flaw detection and indeed makes it a commendable achievement.”

Flowers world-over are blooming in Flexfresh by Uflex

27 June 2018, Noida (India): Flexfresh, the special patented film that Uflex Limited has developed comprising a proprietary polymeric formula elongating the shelf life of flowers is serving to be a boon for Flower Companies across the globe.

Flexfresh works on the principle of Active Modified Atmospheric Packaging (AMAP) and happens to be the first ever film for packing fresh produce that is bio-degradable by composting and complies with all international regulations for overall migration (EC 1935/2004), reach compliance (EC 1907/2006) and qualifies for biodegradation under DIN EN 13432 (2000-12). The packaging can be industrially composted within 180 days.

Flowers world-over are blooming in Flexfresh by Uflex

Flexfresh works in conjunction with Fast Respiration Meter and Laser Perforation system supplied by Perfotec B.V. of The Netherlands. While the respiration meter ascertains the respiration rate of the flowers, the laser system uses this information to adapt the permeability of the polymeric film with the help of perforation matrix.

ASEPTO by UFLEX says ‘HELLO CHINA’

20 June 2018, Noida (India) / Shanghai: Sky is the limit for being innovative. Any application will be welcomed if it holds merit for potential customers. With encouraging response from the market already, ASEPTO – the aseptic liquid packaging brand from the house of Uflex Limited – India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and Solution Company will test waters for its holographic applications in aseptic liquid packaging by participating in Propak China exhibition from 11–13 July 2018 in Shanghai. ASEPTO will be on exhibit at Hall Number – N 1; Stall Number – 1NO1.

ASEPTO by UFLEX says HELLO CHINA

Talking about the potential that the brand beholds, Mr. Ashwani Kumar Sharma, President and CEO of New Business Initiatives, Uflex Limited,said, “This show, considered to be the carnival of processing and packaging technology industry will help us showcase ASEPTO’s holographic excellence in the untapped Chinese packaging market. We want to make a dent in the market by reaping the first-mover advantage.”

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