Apr 6: India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solutions company Uflex Ltd on Friday said that it has developed a customised formulation that renders barrier packaging for edible-oil re-processable.
Talking about this major breakthrough in promoting flexible packaging sustainability, Jeevaraj Pillai, Joint President, Packaging and New Product Development at Uflex, said, “edible oil needs to be carefully protected from oxygen that makes it rancid. Barrier properties in a coextruded film for edible-oil packaging are imparted by Nylon and/or EVOH. However, it is the presence of these two elements that makes the packaging of edible-oil non-reprocessable. We at Uflex have developed a specialized formulation that renders barrier packaging for edible-oil re-processable despite the presence of Nylon and/or EVOH.