India’s largest flexible packaging company Uflex Ltd has been recently conferred with the silver award at the 27th DuPont Awards for its innovative moisture proof cement bag –‘Flex SafePack’. An excellent example of packaging innovation, Flex SafePack is specially designed to keep moisture and water from entering into the bag, helping the cement withstand harsh environments and maintain its full functionality over an extended period of shelf life.
- Uflex conferred with DuPont Packaging Innovation Award 2015 for Flex SafePack for cement packaging.
- Honored for Excellence in Technological Advancement.
- Flex SafePack cement bag does not allow moisture to enter
The cement industry in India is the second largest in the world and has been facing a chronic problem of moisture entering into the bag due to which the product deteriorates during transportation and storage. An estimated 3% of all cement packaged and sold by the industry is lost due to moisture and associated lump formation.
In developing the SafePack, Uflex addressed two conflicting requirements: providing de-aeration holes required for air to escape during filling and prohibiting moisture from entering into the bags during storage and distribution. Uflex has been able to achieve this by producing a hermetically sealed flat-bottom woven polypropylene (WPP) bag. The bag laminate structure is put through a special nano embossing and finishing operation after extrusion coating the inner surface of the bag. SafePack can be printed with high quality graphics comprising up to 10 colours using high-definition reverse rotogravure printing imparting a premium look to a commodity product.
Commenting on the award, Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman and Managing Director of Uflex said, “It is a humbling moment for Uflex that SafePack has been awarded for technological innovation by none other than DuPont. This award is a further acknowledgement of Uflex’s continued commitment towards innovation and value addition to clients’ businesses. I would like to congratulate the entire team involved in the development of SafePack for developing such a revolutionary product that has been able to curb the serious challenge that the cement industry has been grappling with.”
About Uflex Limited
Uflex Limited is the largest fully integrated Indian flexible packaging solution provider to a range of clients across industries both in India and overseas. It enjoys a formidable market presence in more than 140 countries. Since its inception back in 1983, Uflex has grown from strength to strength to evolve as a truly Indian Multinational with consumers spread across the world. Uflex today has state-of-the-art packaging facilities at multiple locations in India with installed capacity of over 99,000 TPA. We have plastic film manufacturing facilities in India, UAE, Mexico Egypt, Poland and USA with cumulative installed capacity in excess of 337,000 TPA. Uflex Film lines are accredited with ISO 9001, 14001 and HACCP certifications.
Uflex caters to markets spanning across the globe in countries like USA, Canada, South American countries, UK and other European Countries, Russia, South Africa, CIS, Asian and African nations. Integrated within its core business profile are allied businesses like Engineering, Cylinders and Chemicals which further give Uflex a superior edge above competition. Uflex Limited is also a part of the D&B Global Database and winner of various prestigious national and international awards for its products’ excellence.
Uflex Ltd offers technologically superior packaging for a wide variety of products such as snack foods, candy and confectionery, sugar, rice & other cereals, beverages, tea & coffee, dessert mixes, noodles, wheat flour, soaps and detergents, shampoos & conditioners, vegetable oil, spices, marinates & pastes, cheese & dairy products, frozen food, sea food, meat, anti-fog, pet food, pharmaceuticals, contraceptives, garden fertilizers and plant nutrients, motor oil and lubricants, automotive and engineering components etc.