In a big development, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has been certified by the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) as a security printer for printing MICR instruments for its member banks.

Talking more about this achievement, GP Pathak, vice president and Rakesh Khazanchi, associate vice president of holography business at Uflex Limited said, “To standardize documents related to bank cheques and ex-chequer’s revenue department, security printing for MICR (magnetic Ink Character Recognition) instruments is mandatory. MICR requires special printing system with overt and covert features for bank cheques, legal tenders and various other negotiable documents. Since Uflex possesses all required systems, technology and infrastructure, the Indian Bank’s Association conferred this certification to us.”

Explaining the significance of this status, Dinesh Jain, president, legal and corporate affairs and the head of holography business at Uflex said, “Now that we have been certified by Indian Banks’ Association, a huge window of opportunity for security printing of MICR instruments both in India and overseas has opened up for Uflex. We will make the most of it.”

Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and managing director, Uflex Limited said, “We have been at the vanguard of the global fight against counterfeiting by offering top of the line brand protection solutions to our clients in the flexible packaging space, preventing them from being body-doubled. Acknowledging our capabilities in developing world class anti-counterfeiting solutions for brands, academic qualification degrees, mark sheets etc., Indian Banks’ Association has given us the opportunity for security printing MICR instruments which is a big honor and responsibility in itself. Through immaculate R&D, we remain committed to raise the bar of technology in the field of security printing and brand protection giving a tooth and nail fight to nefarious counterfeiters operating out of the dingy corridors across the world. Our cutting edge technology towards developing the most contemporary and impregnable brand protection solutions is a befitting reply to counterfeiters and a concrete step towards annihilating the dark underbelly of plagiarism and counterfeiting.”

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