Uflex launches a liquid filling machine and packaging solution
Unveiled at GulFood Manufacturing 2019, Dubai
Uflex has launched a cutting-edge packaging solution called ‘Asepto Eye’ for the beverages segment at the GulFood Manufacturing 2019. ‘Asepto Eye’ is a ripple concave lens and single lens technology that gives 3-D effects on the aseptic packs. These lenses come in various sizes & shapes and offers bespoke artwork, as per the clients’ requirements.
Speaking about the launch of this innovative solution, Ashwani Sharma, CEO and President of Aseptic Liquid Packaging Business at Uflex said, “Asepto Eye is truly revolutionary in all respect and will change the concept of beverage packaging for years to come. The cutting-edge Asepto Eye technology having lens effect in packaging is unprecedented and offers myriad choices to manufacturers to be distinct on the shelves, and also add a premium value to their brand through our packaging.” The shape of the lenses has many varieties to address diverse packaging innovations.
Aseptic Brick Packs are the most popular format amongst the ranges available in the market. Sharing his insights, Sharma added, “There was a demand for something radically distinctive in aseptic packaging. There were no other value-additions for aseptic packs to stand out on shelves, which made brands confined to exploring designing different packaging shapes and sizes or consider color options to seek customer attention. Therefore, our newest concept of aesthetic rejuvenation brings to the table a variety of option like foil-stamping, holography and 3D effects to communicate with end-consumers better, when the packs are on shelves. These options were never explored in aseptic packs since the packaging process is complex and everyone played safe. This launch will not only enhance the look of aseptic packs, it will also help them communicate well with purchasers.”
Sharma continued, “Significant in-house investments were made in backward engineering to offer the complete packaging solution in aseptic packaging. Through Asepto Eye, we are offering a packaging USP of aesthetics and unique identity to product packaging. Am pleased to note that at the GulFood Manufacturing 2019, Asepto Eye has been quite a revelation and has received appreciation from different quarters.”
The GulFood Manufacturing 2019 also witnessed the launch of Asepto Flexpress 10000 Machine, a filling machine, which augurs the outcome of aseptic packaging. On its debut, Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman & Managing Director, Uflex said, “Uflex has always been a forward-looking company. We have not only focussed on customer solutions through innovative next–gen of packaging ‘Asepto Eye’, but also announced our engineering prowess with our new machine Asepto Flexpress 10000, Servo-based drive mechanism new filling line, offering advanced integration with PLC. It also comes with operator-friendly HMI (human machine interface). Uflex is pitching this unique machine for optimum packaging in the dairy, dairy products, juices and alcohol segments.”
The advantage of ‘Asepto Flexpress 10000’ machine is that it offers high flexibility for all-in-one portion packs from 90 to 200 ml. Having operator-friendly HMI, this machine works on servo-based drive mechanism and is a highly flexible machine with low changeover times and has a low TCO (total cost of ownership). It offers high output with minimal machine downtime.