Being India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and Solution Company UFlex has always led by examples. Our promise for environmental sustainability governs our business practices across verticals and locations.
Reduction at source and Down-gauging is a cult at UFlex. We consciously make R&D efforts to down-gauge the polymeric substrates that lead to light-weighting of laminates. We have successfully developed plain/heat sealable BOPP films as thin as 8 micron BOPET films with 6.5 micron thickness and heat sealable 12 micron metallized BOPP films that are suitable for printing and lamination. These films possess comparable machinability parameters to conventionally thicker films and provide significant source reduction ranging from 33% to 47%. These films have much lower carbon foot-print than the films they replace.
We have engineered GREEN PET films wherein PTA is manufactured from the oxidation of p-xylene while GREEN MEG is manufactured from ethanol obtained from agro based source. This film does not contain any MEG which is conventionally made through the crude oil route. This green polyester product has won several national and international awards.
Yet another Green product is rPET Film which contains up to 30% post-consumer recycled PET resins obtained from re-processing post-consumer PET waste like used PET bottles which otherwise would have been consigned to landfills. rPET films are USFDA and EU compliant for direct food contact having the same properties as films made from virgin PET resins.
We have recently engineered 9.5 micron PET ALOx transparent film which is the thinnest coated film ever and has enhanced barrier properties with WVTR and OTR both significantly less than 1.
FlexfreshTM film that we have developed for keeping freshness of fresh produce intact is a biodegradable (by composting) film working on Active Modified Atmospheric Packaging technology.
Upholding our commitment towards circular economy, we have developed a technology for reprocessing the waste arising out of production of various flexible packaging products. This helps in reduction of material waste at the landfills underscoring the importance that we ascribe to environment and sustainability.
These are just some of the very many ways in which we support environmental sustainability.
At UFlex innovation and sustainability go hand in hand keeping the ‘GREEN’ Promise by Using renewable resources; Maximizing post-consumer recyclate usage Reducing all-production waste; Reusing all-production waste Using all non-recyclable waste to produce energy and Progressively optimizing energy consumption.