Flex Films set to showcase range of innovative films and applications at Interpack

By 24 Apr 2017

Flex Films, the global film manufacturing arm of India’s flexible packaging specialist Uflex, will showcase a range of innovations in the field of film manufacturing.

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The Flex Films (USA) plant at Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Flex Films’ stand (Hall 10 / D-44) at Interpack will have six zones – sustainability; speciality; lidding; barrier; PP (OPP & CPP) family; and aesthetics and anti-counterfeiting – showcasing various films, substrates and value added products.

Anantshree Chaturvedi, vice chairman and CEO, Flex Films International, said, “In converting, everything starts with a film or substrate. Science comes alive when different substrates are carefully engineered and treated to impart desired properties in the ensuing laminate that eventually forms the packaging for a particular product. The skill and finesse that further goes into the process of converting these substrates into laminates is an art. It is this perfect interplay of art and science that brings in the much required innovation to create value added differentiation in the field of packaging converting.”

A snapshot of what you should expect at Flex Films’ Interpack stand

Sustainability: In this zone Flex Films will highlight its efforts towards sustainability through down-gauging, light-weighting, reduction at source and design optimisation. Top products at this zone will be recycled polyester film; Oxo-degradable and biodegradable films and green polyester film (Green PET) among others. In the green PET film conventional monoethylene glycol (MEG) that is made from nonrenewable petroleum-based feedstock is totally replaced by green MEG derived from bioethanol made from renewable agro inputs. This film has been internationally honored for its sustainability quotient, said Flex Films.

Speciality: This section is dedicated to value added films and innovations. While twist (TST) film exhibits high mechanical properties and excellent twist retention, easy stackable (ESB) film is specially modified on one side to prevent slippage during storage and palletisation. The UV curable (UVC) film is suitable for direct UV offset printing without requiring any primer or treatment. The digital printing (PDP) polyester film is HP Indigo certified substrate suitable for direct printing without requiring any priming or coating. Electronic goods (MTG-AS-B/M) film is metallised on one side and primed with a special material on the other for controlling static charges thereby making it suitable to run on high speed converting machines and wrapping electronic goods.

Flex Films’ special polyester film that has successfully replaced BOPA and PVC substrates from a typical Alu-Alu laminate used in pharma packaging is expected to be the most sought after product at its stand. The company shall also exhibit easy tear (IET) polyester film that is used for pharma strip packaging by laminating with down-gauged aluminium foil.

Lidding: To address the challenge of opening lids of disposable glasses, cups, and platter meals for the aging population, Flex Films has engineered suitable substrates that feature smooth and easy lid-opening. In the lidding section at Interpack the company will be displaying isotropic (IST) and peelable (TPA) films among several others.

Barrier: Some of Flex Films’ barrier films that will be showcased at Interpack are AlOx (PLX & PGX); bag in box (LBP-M); high barrier MetPET (EBP – M) and super barrier corona (PGB) films among several others.

PP (OPP & CPP) family: Flex Films also manufactures different variants of oriented polypropylene and cast polypropylene films. Some of these films that will be on display at Interpack are: Ultra Barrier OPP (TUB-M); Low SIT (TLS); Anti-fog OPP (TAF); Retortable CPP (CPR); Deep Freeze CPP (CDF) and High Barrier CPP (C-CXB-PZ-M) Films.

Aesthetics and anti-counterfeiting: Also on display at Flex Films’ stand will be holographic and fresnel lens embossed films among other brand protection solutions. Other pigmented special effect films from the polyester and polypropylene families in high gloss and matte variants will also be seen at Flex Films’ stall at Interpack 2017.

“I am glad that our innovative films have been adding incrementally progressive value to the businesses of convertors and brands alike across the globe. Interpack is a great platform for meeting the convertors and brands and taking them through our large and innovative assortment of films and substrates,” concluded Chaturvedi.

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