Packaging solution provider Uflex and US-based WaveFront Technology Inc have announced extension of their existing alliance for manufacturing of Fresnel lens packaging films for the European markets.
The Film manufacturing is scheduled to commence in last quarter of 2016 at Flex Films Europa Sp. Z O.O's facility in Wrzesnia, Poland with WaveFront Technology.
Flex Films Europa Sp. Z.O.O is indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of Uflex Limited.
Commenting on the development, Uflex CMD Ashok Chaturvedi said: "This is an important geographical extension of our existing relationship with WaveFront Technology. We have built up an excellent working relationship in India and we anticipate working closely with the WaveFront Europe team to increase market penetration and new product development in the years ahead."
WaveFront Technology Inc President & Founder Joel Petersen said: "We are very pleased to be associated with Uflex Group in Europe, a territory that has become the most important region for stimulating new Fresnel lens designs and process developments. We are excited with the synergies this extended alliance will offer."
Uflex had expanded its film manufacturing footprints into Poland back in 2012 after venturing out in UAE, Mexico,Egypt and subsequently in Kentucky, USA.
- The aluminum foil layer is a strong barrier for O2 and
- The innermost layer made of polyethylene makes it possible to seal- through the pack;
- The paper layer provides stiffness, making it possible for the cartons to assume a brick shape thereby enabling maximum utilization of the available storage and transportation space.
Printing, creasing and punching of paperboard is done on the printing machine. This is followed by the lamination of paperboard on the extrusion machine with aluminium film and a different type of Polyethylene.
The rolls from the lamination machine are converted to rolls of smaller width as per the required size of packages i.E. 200 ml, 100 ml, 1000 ml, etc.
The finished rolls are sent to the customer where these rolls are run on the forming and filling line and the desired products (juices, milk, other dairy and distillery products) are filled and packed in the packages.
Good surface material coupled up with superior graphics enhances the brand equity on retail shelf.
The packaging increases shelf life of the product also saving from the dependency on cold chain besides enunciating ease of handling for the marketers and consumers alike.
Launching ASEPTOTM, Mr. Ashwani Sharma, President & CEO, New Business Initiatives, Uflex Limited said, "Aseptic Packaging market in India is majorly classified into 3 segments i.E. Juices, Dairy Products and Liquor. Packaging of flavoured milk, other dairy items and liquor in Aseptic packaging material will play a key role in propelling the growth of aseptic packaging in the coming years both in India and overseas. Our total manufacturing capacity of 7 billion packs per annum will cater to 90% of the domestic market demand. In APAC, the market growth is around 7% and in India the growth has been in double digits for the last 3-4 years.