At GulFood Manufacturing 2019, which took place in Dubai from 29 to 31 October 2019, UFlex launched its brand new packaging solution, Asepto Eye, for the beverages segment. As the curtains rose on Asepto Eye, the new offering from Asepto that gives a stylish revival to aseptic packaging, it made a significant impact on the visitors at the global exhibition, who praised it for its packaging design.
Asepto Eye is a ripple concave lens and single lens technology that gives 3D effects on aseptic packs. These lenses come in various sizes and shapes and offer bespoke artwork, as per the clients’ requirements.
Speaking about the launch of Asepto Eye, Ashwani Sharma, chief executive officer 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.”
Aseptic Brick Packs are the most popular format amongst the ranges available in the market. “There was a demand for something radically distinctive in aseptic packaging. There were no value-additions for aseptic packs to stand out on shelves confining brands to choose from different shapes and sizes or consider color options to seek customer attention. Our newest concept brings to the table a variety of options 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, but it will also help them communicate well with customers,” Sharma added.
He further shared that significant in-house investments were made in backward engineering to offer the complete packaging solution in aseptic packaging. “Through Asepto Eye, we are offering aesthetics and unique identity to product packaging. I am pleased to note that Asepto Eye has been quite a revelation and has received appreciation at the GulFood Manufacturing 2019,” he noted.
GulFood Manufacturing 2019 also witnessed the launch of the Asepto Flexpress 10000 filling machine, which augurs the outcome of aseptic packaging. On its debut at the event, Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and 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 the machine in the dairy, dairy products, juices and alcohol packaging segments.”
The Asepto Flexpress 10000 filling machine offers high flexibility for all-in-one portion packs from 90 to 200 milliliters. It 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.