Flex Films unveils Vyom at Pack Expo in Chicago

By 17 Oct 2018

Flex Films introduced Vyom, a futuristic technology Concept BOPET film at Pack Expo held in Chicago, USA from 14 to 17 October 2018. The Flex Films booth at Pack Expo is also showcasing a product portfolio of its latest innovations in BOPET films - which range from high-barrier films; more efficient films; and ones that are more sustainable too- all manufactured with its own proprietary technology.

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The Concept BOPET Film uses an advanced proprietary technology method and, according to the company, it is called, ‘Vyom’ (a Sanskrit term meaning limitless) defining the endless solutions that this high-tech film offers to its customers. Envisioned as the next big revolution in BOPET films, the unique value proposition that the Concept BOPET Film offers against the existing BOPET films available in the market are:

Creating right density films, lighter by 40% with a density of <1 making it the lightest film

Creating barrier films, better by 100%, doubling the barrier

Creating strong films, stronger by 100%, making it double the strength

Creating green sustainable films, greener by 40% by using lesser plastic

Among other products, the company also showcased, Flexpet FHPF, a biaxially oriented nylon replacement (BON) film made with a newly developed patented proprietary technology offering important features of thermoforming performance, high puncture resistance and flexural fatigue strength that could formerly only be filled with bi-axially oriented nylon (BON) film.

FlexMetProtect F-HBP-M is metalized bi-axially oriented polyester (BOPET) film with a superior gas barrier that offers high moisture and oxygen barrier for virtually all applications including aluminum foil replacement.

FlexMetProtect F-HMB film is a high-barrier metallised polyester film engineered by the company’s R&D team. The film is either untreated or corona treated on the other surface, while metallization is carried out on the specially treated composite surface imparting metal adhesion or bond strength of > 1200 gram-force/ inch.

FlexMetProtect F-PAB-M is an advanced proprietary film structure designed specifically to meet the needs of thin gauge, ultra-thin gauge high barrier specialty film markets. This includes the balloon film market and wherever low OTR and MVTR is needed, thus enabling balloon converters and end users to create dazzling, printable, metallised polyester inflatables that do not stress or snap and conserve seal property during the manufacturing process.

Anantshree Chaturvedi, vice-chairman & CEO, Flex Films International, said, “Creating better is an endless quest at Flex. We prove that yet again with the introduction of Vyom. It promises to be better in every key virtue that a film is built around – light, barrier, strength and green – with superior mechanical properties, thereby allowing us to deliver much higher yield, improved costs and reduced carbon footprint. All of this is in sync with the company’s efforts to continuously develop refined products and make our customers’ lives easier. Through our presentation at Pack Expo, we are going experiential in interacting with our customers in the real market and stimulate their imagination.”

Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman & managing director of Uflex Limited, the parent company of Flex Films, added, “The wonders of Flex Films have a beginning but with boundless scope. The infinite talent pool of our scientists and engineers constantly design and explore solutions for our customers and eco-system, thereby helping us build ‘thought leadership’ in advanced polymer science application.”


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