USA PLANT STARTS COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION
Our new state-of-the-art Polyester Film plant at Elizabethtown in Kentucky, USA has started commercial production during January 2013. The 8.7 meter wide BOPET Film line is larger than any other film line presently operating in the USA and can turn out 36,000 MT of film per year. It is complemented by a plasma enhanced high-barrier metalliser that can convert 6,000 MT of film per year.
This plant, located in the heart of the world’s largest and most advanced Packaging Film market, will help us in servicing North American film users and ensuring that just-in-time deliveries of freshly manufactured films are made to them within 7 days of receipt of their orders.
A second 8.7 meter wide BOPET Film line and high-barrier metalliser are planned at this facility and work on this will commence soon. Please log on to our Global Presence section to view photographs of our new plant and film line.
Our Poland project has started up on schedule. The new state-of-the-art 8.7 meter wide, 500 meters/minute Biaxially Oriented Polyester (BOPET) Film line and a plasma enhanced high-barrier metalliser were commissioned on the 27th of June 2012. The film line, one of the world’s largest, can produce 36,000 MT of film per year and the metalliser can convert 6,000 MT of film per year. The project is located at Wrzesnia near Poznan in Poland.
This is our first manufacturing facility in Europe and we have now become the only global film manufacturer to have plants operating in all the four major continents of Asia, North America, Europe and Africa that together make up over 90% of the world’s Packaging requirements. This is a significant milestone in our master-plan to set up strategically located global scale facilities as close as possible to major film markets so as to be able to despatch just-in-time supplies of freshly manufactured films within 7 days of receipt of orders from our valued customers to enable them to avoid locking up their finances in film inventories and warehousing.
Our new BOPET Film line at Poland is due for commissioning and start-up by the end of June, 2012. The facility is located at Wrzesnia in Poland and the first phase will see the setting up of a state-of-the-art 8.7 meter wide, 500 meters/minute BOPET Film line and a plasma enhanced high-barrier metalliser that will turn out 36,000 MT of film/year and 6,000 MT of metallised films/year respectively. This will be our first production facility located in Europe and the film line is one of the largest of its kind anywhere in the world.
Civil construction is continuing apace at our new production facility being set up at Elizabethtown in Kentucky, USA. We are initially setting up a state-of-the-art 8.7 meter wide, 500 meters/minute BOPET Film line (36,000 MT/year) and a plasma enhanced high-barrier metalliser (6,000 MT/year) that are due to start up by the end of 2012. This will be larger than any other film line presently operating in the USA. In the second stage, the capacity at this location will be doubled
Flex Films has won the prestigious PLASTICON Silver Award for 2012 for our Green PET Film in the Conservation of Energy, Materials and Ecology category. This award is given out by the Plastindia Foundation and is one of the most coveted awards in the Indian Plastics industry. Green PET Film is a global innovation and the world’s first “green” polyester product. It contains 30% of its input by way of an ingredient that is sourced from renewable agricultural sources; this ingredient replaces one that is conventionally produced from non-renewable petroleum feedstock.
The third phase of our Egypt project has been successfully commissioned with the start-up of an 8.7 meter wide, 500 meters/minute state-of-the-art BOPET Film line that can produce 36,000 MT/year of film and a plasma enhanced high-barrier metalliser (6,000 MT/year) during December 2011. This location already houses a 36,000 MT/year BOPP Film line (8.7 meters wide, 500 meters/minute), a 12,000 MT/year CPP Film line, two plasma enhanced high-barrier metallisers and our first AlOx coating line. With this, our Egypt facility becomes our largest overseas film production unit.
UFLEX has been selected as one of India’s 50 Business Superbrands in the 2011 edition by Superbrands India, Superbrands are selected in 86 countries across the globe through an exhaustive process and cannot be applied for. It is the supreme accolade for brand equity and is considered the world’s top award in the field of brand valuation and is termed the Oscar of Branding. The award was presented to us in a special occasion on the 27th of July, 2012 by Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, who is also the CEO of Superbrand Worldwide Ltd.
We have launched our AlOx coated films during July 2011. AlOx coated films represent cutting edge technology that is available with a very select handful of global film producers. AlOx coated films deliver the highest possible moisture and gas barrier properties that can be obtained in transparent films, properties that rival those of aluminium foil laminates and high-barrier metallised films. Apart from transparency, these films also deliver other benefits (see our Products section for more details). These films are being produced at our Egypt facility.
A second BOPET Film line and plasma enhanced high-barrier metalliser have been successfully started up at our Mexico facility during July 2012. This film line is also a state-of-the-art 8.7 meter wide, 500 meters/minute line that can turn out 36,000 MT/year of film. With this, our BOPET Film capacity at our Mexico facility has been doubled.
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Welcome to Flex Films, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality Packaging Films.
Flex Films is totally focussed on the Flexible Packaging business and produces Biaxially Oriented Polyester (BOPET) Films, Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films and Cast Polypropylene(CPP) Films. These are supplied as plain, coated or high-barrier metallised films with or without special surface treatment, as required.
Flex Films is part of the India-based UFLEX Group, which is one of the world’s leading producers of Flexible Packaging materials and systems. It has annual revenues of around US 1.2 billion and is the world’s only fully vertically integrated conglomerate in the Flexible Packaging business. It’s products include plain, coated and metallised films, flexible laminates, pouches/bags, holographic materials, multilayer tubes, resins, packaging machines, conversion equipment, inks & coatings, adhesives, rotogravure cylinders and flexographic plates. All products are manufactured in-house in state-of-the-art global scale facilities. The Group’s in-depth domain knowledge of every link in the Flexible Packaging value chain enables it to design and deliver optimum end-to-end solutions for almost any Packaging application.
Flex Films has an extensive global manufacturing and marketing footprint. It operates state-of-the art manufacturing facilities in India, Dubai, Mexico, Egypt, Poland and the USA.
It is the world’s only film manufacturer to have plants operating in the four major continents of North America, Europe, Asia and Africa that together account for over 90% of the global Packaging requirements. Our plan is to set up strategically located facilities next door to all major film markets to be able to despatch freshly produced films within 7 days of receipt of your order wherever you may be situated. We advise our customers to keep their money in the bank and not in their warehouses. By 2020, we intend to be operating out of 12 countries.
With a capacity of 300,000 MT per year, Flex Films is today the world’s largest supplier of Polyester Films for Packaging applications.