The April-June 2022 quarter sees UFlex propel product innovations with a focus on brand positioning, sustainability and added value


Noida: Maintaining its industry leading position while advancing its technology to constantly innovate and introduce ingenious new products and solutions, UFlex announced a series of exciting launches along with impressive financial results in the April quarter to June 2022. The flexible packaging giant has always had a multi-pronged goal to provide end-to-end value-added packaging solutions while setting high standards for sustainability in the industry and ensuring that the product attracts attention.

Take a look below at the latest innovation pack that UFlex has to offer its customers.

By flexible packaging company

3D Pouch with Registered Window Metallization for Premium Brown Sugar by Triveni Engineering: Following its recent success with Triveni Engineering for the packaging of its premium crystal sugar, UFlex has developed a three-layer 3D pouch with registered metallization for their premium brown sugar. The structure of the pack is made of PET / Window MET PET and NAT PE. Its structure gives a metallic look to the packaging while allowing consumers to see the packed contents which helps them to make an instant purchase decision. With its 3D structure, the brand relies on package stability at the base and a side gusset that uniquely positions its premium brown sugar packages on retail shelves.

Contoured Spout Pouch with Resealable Option and Easy Pouring Experience for BB Royal Cold Pressed Cooking Oil: Traditionally, edible oil has been packaged in a plain pouch or rigid bottle. Such packaging formats often offer limited differentiation on the shelves for purchase as well as usage which can sometimes be quite cumbersome with spilled oil when pouring. This development by UFlex for BB Royal Organic Edible Oil is a unique offering for edible oil packaging applications in which the structure is PET/BON/PE with a pouring spout for an easy pouring experience. This structure has emerged as a viable solution for edible oil packaging and successfully replaces the need for rigid containers. Beyond convenience and striking aesthetics, its 3-ply wrap structure provides firm hold that creates unique appeal on store shelves. The sleek look of the pack is achieved through a streamlined format.

Beachville Coffee Roaster Paper Based Barrier Laminate 3D Pouch: Coffee lovers all over the world have been able to make a first connection with their favorite coffee through its aroma. With the growing need for sustainability across all segments, coffee brands are turning to more eco-friendly packaging formats, such as paper-based ones, with eye-catching designs that set them apart on retail shelves. On these lines, UFlex has developed a unique pack for Beachville Coffee Roaster with a stable pack structure that provides good barrier properties to keep the packed coffee in the desired condition. Its side valve helps keep the coffee fresh and prevents foreign factors such as humidity, air and others from affecting the quality of the packed contents.

By chemical company

FLEXBOND SF WET LM 35 Water-based adhesive for wet lamination Application: UFlex has developed FLEXBOND SF WET LM 35, a synthetic water-based adhesive designed primarily for wet lamination of transparent BOPP and PVC films on paper applications or duplex cardboard with manual or semi-automatic applications. – automatic machines. This adhesive, when used on duplex paper or board, provides excellent gloss and adhesion strength and can be applied via a smooth roller coater. Being water-based, this product helps the brand improve its ecological footprint.

FLEXCOTE HP 875/ FLEXCOTE HP 75 Autoclave Grade 2K PU Adhesive: With the growing demand for ready-to-eat foods, the need for autoclave packaging formats is on the rise. The autoclave packaging formats allow the food packaged in the packaging to be reheated to prepare it for consumption. However, to strengthen the structure, adhesives play a major role in keeping the properties of the retort intact, even when it comes into contact with boiling water. Understanding the requirements of autoclave pouches, the company has developed a 2-component solvent-based PU adhesive specifically designed for high-end autoclave pouch applications. Due to its super strong adhesion, the pack can withstand a boiling temperature of 131oC for 30 minutes with up to 2 kilograms of packed pressure. This development is particularly suitable for food and pharmaceutical packaging applications.

By Packaging Films Business

PET-Based Silica Masterbatch Solution for BOPET Films: The packaging films business has improved BOPET film handling methodology with the development of a new PET silica masterbatch solution that controls the properties anti-blocking in the development of BOPET films. Until now, the flexible packaging company used 6,000ppm to 10,000ppm of silica chips, or 7.5% to 12.5% ​​used dosage of silica chips for film production, this which facilitates the handling of the rolls and prevents the film from blocking the risks such as undulations, creases. and other. With the development of this value-enriched silica masterbatch solution with up to 40,000 and 60,000 ppm, the packaging film business has not only achieved higher anti-blocking properties, but also succeeded in significantly reduce production costs. In addition, thanks to this development, the packaging film business has been able to reduce the dosage level to 1-2% for film manufacturers.

By the engineering company

TOROSLIT-1650, a high-speed turret slitter for wide webs: With the growing demand for packaging films, the need for a high-speed, high-performance slitter that overcomes the limitations of conventional slitters has grown in importance. To meet the demand for high quality slitters, UFlex has developed a high speed turret slitter with 1650mm swath width. TOROSLIT-1650 overcomes the shortcomings of conventional cutters that have been observed during pancake applications. It is a tool-less floor-lifting, self-chucking shaft unwinder that provides perfect tension control and winding, even when handling thin film thicknesses down to 8 microns. and more. The fast and seamless change from rotary to razor cutter further adds to operator comfort when using the machine. This slitter comes with a turret-type auto-splicing rewinder with a fast, automated reel removal system. Its compact design is a great advantage that avoids the need for large spaces for installation. Plus, its centrally placed automated blades add to the precision and productivity, improving the overall slitting experience. Due to its advantages, TOROSLIT-1650 is quickly establishing itself as the preferred slitter for packaging film manufacturers around the world.

By activity Holography

Multi-colored holographic textile sheet with a new pattern for improved aesthetics: The post-COVID period has seen the emergence of a significant trend in the field of application of holographic materials. Fashion brands are constantly striving for recognition through the use of new shiny and eye-catching reflective materials that command attention and mean nothing less than celebration. Radiating an extremely futuristic vibe, the metallic effect fabric has taken the fashion industry by storm. With this trend, fashion is enriched with a joyful atmosphere of reflection and radiance, making it more eye-catching and vibrant. Responding to the demand for rich aesthetic development in the textile space, the company has developed a range of attractive textile sheet options that can make brands stand out amazingly. This development has won the acceptance of many textile brands.

Fresnel lens self-adhesive holographic labeling solution to prevent counterfeiting and improve aesthetics: taking note of the pain of brands in the face of the increase in counterfeiting cases that compromise the commercial interest associated with the need for a premium product positioning, UFlex has integrated registered Fresnel lens technology into the label solution to give a premium look by placing two lenses in the middle and bottom of the label. The Fresnel lens used on the printed area reflects light from multiple angles, providing depth and a three-dimensional look to the product. The combination of a fresnel lens reflecting at different angles and a vibrant print produces an effect that is both aesthetically pleasing and instantly recognizable for close examination.

The printing technology combines two main characteristics; the former is the recorded holographic substrate while the latter is to perform accurate re-registration printing on the same substrate, making it virtually impossible to reproduce using a compromised setup. This application is used in several industry verticals such as FMCG, automotive, lubricants, apparel, alcohol, agrochemicals, personal care, and electronics.

Plastic Grade Hot Stamping Foil for Premium Aesthetics on Fixed Products: In the competitive business landscape, plastic grade hot stamping foil is gaining importance as it adds sparkle to the appearance of products to make it stand out on retail store shelves. To help brands enhance the look of their products and grab attention, UFlex has developed a plastic grade hot stamping foil solution that is used for a very wide range of applications. This special plastic grade sheet is suitable for plastic surfaces such as PVC and PP. It is widely used for writing instruments, picture frames, wall clocks, etc. This development is experiencing large orders, especially in the stationery segment.

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