UFlex focuses on sustainability in Q4 FY23
The research and development teams at UFlex continued the momentum with progressive innovations across business verticals in Q4 FY23. The focus on research-led innovation and delivering on sustainability goals led to numerous new product launches in the quarter ended 31 March 2023.
12 Jun 2023 | By Rahul Kumar
Metallised high-barrier easy-tear polyester (F-ETB-M) film: The newly developed F-ETB-M film addresses barrier requirements of various pouches and packaging applications while enabling easy-to-tear package properties from both directions. The superior oxygen barrier of this metalised, easy-tear BOPET film makes it the best choice for packaging items like mouth fresheners, tea sachets, confectionary items, biscuits, and multiple pharma and medical products.
Transparent high-barrier easy-tear polyester (F-ETB) film: The F-ETB film, developed by the Packaging Films research team at UFlex is a next-level packaging solution for items like dry food. Such products require an excellent oxygen barrier for maintaining freshness and easy-to-tear packages. The F-ETB film addresses both these concerns.
Flexible Packaging Business
Teen Ikka 25-kg WPP top and bottom pinch bag with foil stamping: Teen Ikka is one of the biggest-selling brands of cumin seeds in North India. The product was falling victim to counterfeit practices on a large scale. To help the brand solve this problem more intelligently, UFlex developed the WPP Pinch bottom bag with foil stamping as an anti-counterfeit feature to prevent it from getting re-filled or falling prey to counterfeiting. Moreover, with new packaging that ensures product originality and distinguishes it from fake ones, consumers are not falling prey to counterfeit products.
3D pouch for Dormulin 5-kg vegetative fertiliser: UFlex developed and converted the WPP bag of Dormulin fertiliser into a 3D pouch for a 5-kg product quantity in Q4, FY23. This enhances the product’s packaging aesthetics and the packaging design for better display and appeal.
Epoxy acrylate: Epoxy Acrylate Oligomer developed by the UFlex Chemicals business is yet another environment-friendly product demonstrating the company’s continued focus on sustainability.
Polyester acrylate: This halogen-free product adds to the company’s efforts at promoting sustainability through research-led environmentally friendly printing and coating solutions. The polyester acrylate oligomer is a significant feedstock for UV and EB curable coatings and printing inks.
Holography beeds designs for HM and sequins film: This is an exciting development in holography designs by UFlex. With a moving dot effect, the holography beeds design offers a unique and visually appealing option for hotmelt film and sequins film used in various textile applications. The holography beeds design provides an alternative to the popular LOD (lots of dots) design. The new design offers a unique differentiation to the products and can help attract customers looking for something fresh and innovative.
Checkered pattern hot stamping foil: This enables an enhanced style and improved elegance of textile products. Hot stamping foil is a popular decorative technique for improving visual appeal and adding vibrancy to textiles. Among various hot stamping foil designs available, the checkered pattern hot stamping foil has emerged as a popular choice, offering a timeless appeal for a wide range of applications.
Printing Cylinders Business
Carving effect through laser embossing on PVC: It is an exciting new product that has many attractive applications for home decoration. It can enhance the attractiveness and aesthetics of home interiors like modular kitchens, table covers, door mats, floor mats, and even in-car floor mats. It is durable, easy to maintain, cost-effective, and can be installed in a short time.
Laser embossing on the shoe soles: This helps make shoe soles skid-free and safe for use, providing a much-needed solution to users. This product is suitable for different geographical and weather conditions.
Accu Slit-3300: After the successful performance of Accu Slit-2500 and Accu Eco Slit-3000, the UFlex Engineering Business design team has developed Accu Slit-3300, the new slitter of width 3300, for slitting Metalized BOPP and other substrates in Q4, FY23.