UFlex showcasing new foil stamping for beverage cartons

By Jim Cornall contact

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The new foil packaging can be used for dairy and dairy alternative beverages.  Pic: Uflex
The new foil packaging can be used for dairy and dairy alternative beverages. Pic: Uflex

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UFlex, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging and polymer science company, and the first Indian manufacturer of aseptic liquid packaging material and filling lines under the brand name Asepto, will showcase its new ‘foil stamping’ innovation at Gulfood Manufacturing Expo 2021 in Dubai.

The event takes place November 7 to 9.

Ashwani Sharma, president & CEO of aseptic liquid packaging business at UFlex, said, “Unseen remains unsold on a crowded shelf, so visibility is crucial, and the more eye-catching the packaging is, the more visible it is to the consumers. Our company's guiding vector is innovation to create value-added differentiator. Asepto packaging exemplifies our ability to stand out at the point of sale, which is advantageous to the beverage industry. Our premium range of foil stamped packs, one of our several USPs, has the ability to create a substantial market differentiation in this segment. Foil stamping is an aesthetic rejuvenation technique that is used to make text and patterns on the packaging stand out.”

Sharma said, “Gulfood Manufacturing is the most influential exhibition of the food & Beverage industry and every year, we follow a ritual to share Asepto’s packaging experience with our global customers. We are all set to dazzle the stage once again with our artistically revitalizing global breakthrough of foil stamping in aseptic liquid carton packaging. Our ongoing efforts are focused toward providing first-hand experience to our worldwide customers and developing new sustainable packaging trends.”

Sustainability

DairyReporter asked the company about the sustainability credentials of the new packaging.

The company said it follows the philosophy of achieving operational excellence while being socio-environmentally responsible.

“We take great pride in being a world-class player in our industry segment in terms of technology, innovation, product development, and sustainability,”​ the company said.

“As an organization, we are motivated to operate and contribute to society in an environment-friendly manner. Therefore, we strongly believe that all packaging solutions must meet the standards of recycling and circularity. Keeping that agenda as the core of our operations, our aseptic liquid packs are made up of 100% recyclable paperboard that can be recycled to help make the world a better place.

“We strongly believe that zero waste - in production, consumption, and reuse without discarding anything - is a moral, cost-productive, and visionary approach that all manufacturers can employ. Furthermore, while outright zero waste may not be conceivable, but with the help of our zero waste controlling standards and the methodologies, we execute to get ourselves closer to a genuinely zero-waste process. It is only possible when the entire value chain of packaging waste is collected, sorted, and recycled on a large scale.”

The company said it is using compression moulding technology to recycle all its post-industrial waste and post-consumer waste it receives.  The technology recycles the waste into products for domestic and industrial applications such as garden benches, doors, pallets and panel boards.

“Our aseptic liquid packaging business is also working on a technology of upcycling the paper board component of the post-consumer aseptic waste. The process employs an enzymatic de-lam technology to separate the paper portion and convert it into paper-pulp. This upcycling technology is not only unique but an example of sustainability in the real sense,”​ the company added.

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