Ashok Chaturvedi, UFlex chairman and managing director, says, “We are extremely proud to win these awards and are thankful to SIES for providing a platform to recognize our innovative and creative concepts and developments not only in flexible packaging pouches but also other solutions that we offer across the gamut of packaging. Winning an award in almost all our verticals demonstrates the strength and talent each business possesses and further bolsters our position as a fully vertically integrated company. As a responsible corporate, we have pledged to develop and work with technology that helps us save the environment and build our bottom lines at the same time.”
In the Holography category, UFlex was recognized for its registered lens technology with holographic labels for Sona Sikka. Sona Sikka was launched as an anti-counterfeit solution for the copying challenges faced by the FMCG industry. The holographic/fresnel lens images are re-registered on the label, as per the layout. The use of holographic and lens features also helps brand enhance their aesthetic appeal on the retail shelves. This product won the award in the category ‘Labels’.
Holographic PVC for Pharma Blister Packaging for Alkem: Holographic PVC for Pharma Blister Packs was launched as an anti-counterfeit solution for the pharmaceutical industry. The 250 microns blister grade PVC is integrated with holographic layer and is metalized to provide anti-counterfeit features. Unlike other products available in the market, this is a single layer product, which makes it unique, yet cost effective & easy to process. This product won the award in the category ‘Product Packaging’.
Meanwhile, in the Chemicals category, UFlex was honored for its solvent-free polyurethane adhesive With 3OH component for packaging: Global packaging industries are using varieties of polyurethane adhesives for adhering to different substrates by solvent-based, water-based and solvent-free adhesives. A series of new solvent-free adhesives for flexible packaging applications by UFlex addresses the pain area of laminating industries by providing robust solvent-free technology products that promise higher productivity, sustainability, user-friendly, and cost-effectiveness to the converting industries. This product won the award in the category “Ancillary Packaging Materials.”
With the demand for safe and hygienic food on the rise, ready-to-eat and grab-and-go meals are starting to define packaging trends especially in food and beverages industries. Grab-and-go is becoming part of routine life. UFlex has developed food-safe compliant printing inks water-based inks called “Flexaquapap” designed for printing on food wraps, which are commonly used at fast-food restaurants like Subway, KFC and McDonalds. Flexaquapap is suitable for printing on non-absorbent substrates like Butter paper, grease-proof papers on which printing is difficult.