Uflex Ltd, the flagship company of the Flex group is an India-based flexible packaging company. The flexible packaging business consists of multi-layer laminated rolls of plastics, paper, cloth or metal foils that are used separately or in combination for various packaging applications. The company also manufactures printing ink and adhesives. The company has four subsidiaries, namely Flex America Inc, Flex Middle East FZE, Flex Europe Pvt Ltd, U Tech Developers Ltd and Uflex Packaging Inc.
Uflex Ltd was incorporated in the year 1988, with the name Flex Industries Ltd. In the year 1989, Flex Laminators and Flex Papers were merged with the company. In November 1994, the company launched the operation of first line for the production of BOPET films with the capacity of 20,000 TPA.
In January 1996, they launched the operation of second line for the production of BOPET films with the capacity of 20,000 TPA and in June 1996, they launched the operation of the first line for production of BOPP films with the capacity of 20,000 TPA. In January 1997, they started the commercial production of Polyethylene Teraphthalate chips.
In June 2001, the company formed a wholly owned subsidiary company, namely Uflex America, located in North Carolina, USA. In July 2002, they installed the first Metallizer with a capacity of 6000 TPA and in March 2003, they installed cast polypropylene film line for producing CPP films with a capacity of 6000 TPA. In October 2003, they installed the second Metallizer with the capacity of 6000 TPA.
In December 2003, the company launched the operation of the second line for the production of BOPP Films with a capacity of 15,000 TPA and in April 2004, they launched the operation of the third line for the production of BOPET Films with a capacity of 20,000 TPA.
During the year 2004-05, Flex Middle East FZE and Flex Europe Pvt Ltd became the subsidiary companies of the company. In July 2004, the company installed the third Metallizer with a capacity of 6000 TPA in Jabel Ali Free Zone, UAE and in March 2005, they set up a state-of-art polyester line with a capacity of 20,000 TPA in Jabel Ali Fee Zone.
In July 2005, the company installed the fourth Metallizer with plasma treatment facility with a capacity of 6000 TPA. During the year 2006-07, Flex Securities Ltd, Flex Engineering Ltd and FCL Technologies and Products Ltd merged with the company with effect from December 4, 2006. Also, the name of the company was changed from Flex Industries Ltd to Uflex Ltd.
In October 2007, the company launched the operations of fifth line, 8.7 mtr wide for the production of BOPET Films with a capacity of 25000 MT/annum in Flex Middle East FZE, Dubai. Also, they launched the operations of 1.85 mtr wide Thermal Lamination Machine for the production of Thermal Lam BOPP Film with a capacity of 3600 TPA.
The company set up the facilities to product flexible packaging materials with installed capacity of 12,000 TPA and Holographic materials with an installed capacity of 1600 MT per annum at Bari Brahmana in Jammu & Kashmir, which started their production from April 2008.
The company is in the process of setting up Distillery Project near Aligarh in the State of Uttar Pradesh with an initialed capacity of 90 KL per day. Also, the company has decided to set up two line of PET film with a capacity of 26,400 MT each, aggregating to total capacity of 52,800 MT through a wholly owned subsidiary company.
In April 2009, the company sold and transferred 51% of the holdings of UBIO Chemicals Ltd to the third party in terms of share purchase agreement dated March 30, 2009. Further, balance 49% of the shareholding of UBIO Chemicals Ltd will also be transferred in due course of time in terms of the said Share Purchase Agreement or any amendment thereof.