Uflex Anti-Slip Bag for Rice Earns Award from AIMCAL

NOIDA, INDIA | Uflex Ltd. was honored by the Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) under the Technical Excellence category for the Kohinoor Anti-Slip Bag, which is used for bulk retail packaging of premium rice (5 kilogram and more). The special feature of this bag is an anti-slip device that prevents the bags from slipping over each other and off the stack when piled one over the other for unitizing (stacking, palletizing,stretch/shrink wrapping and secondary packaging), during transportation and during display on the shelf.

The anti-slip property is achieved by using a special micro-embossing process on the finished laminate prior to bagmaking. The micro embossing is registered so as to appear only on the central portion of the bag and is not visible when viewed normally. Therefore, it does not affect the graphics or aesthetics in any way. It is designed so that it does not physically puncture the film surface so that barrier properties remain unaffected and there is no development of micro-pores that allow mites or micro-organisms to enter the package.

The micro-embossing delivers the anti-slip property by imparting to the surface a very high coefficient of friction against another embossed film surface.This prevents slippage of bags when stacked even several feet high. This system is said to work much better than using anti-slip additives, coatings, or treatment on the film that forms the outer surface of the bag.

Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and managing director, Uflex Ltd., said,“In today’s competitive slugfest, only those who can deliver innovation at every stroke will be able to survive. Not only is it imperative to innovate but also to create progressively incremental, tangible, and quantifiable value to the business of clients is what takes a brand to the next level. With the best in class technology at our disposal and some of the sharpest brains that understand packaging inside-out Uflex will continue to delight its clientele globally. The AIMCAL awards further inspire us to render flexible packaging solutions that are even better than before.

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