Ashok Chaturvedi, founder, chairman and managing director of India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has been honored with The Economic Times Polymers Lifetime Achievement Award 2018. The award was given away at a formal ceremony held in Mumbai.

Making a strong pitch for the plastics, polymers and packaging industry, Chaturvedi in his acceptance speech said, “Plastics in all forms whether single layered; multi-layered or mixed are recyclable and can be put to viable end-of-life use. We at our manufacturing plants have been successfully demonstrating how polymeric/ packaging waste can be efficiently reprocessed.Research at International scale has proven beyond reasonable doubt that flexible packaging requires much less energy than its rigid counterpart like metals, glass etc.throughout all the three critical phases of its life-cycle i.e. manufacturing, transportation and disposal. Our commitment and efforts towards sustainable business processes and products date back to several decades much before carbon footprint neutralization and sustainability became global concerns. In 1995 at Recycle’95 – Davos Global Forum, Uflex was conferred with the Best Paper Award as a testament to its unrelenting work towards recycling and packaging sustainability.”

Chaturvedi is a first generation entrepreneur and founder of the Uflex Group. Under his dynamic leadership the Group has evolved to become India’s largest fully integrated multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company offering packaging films (BOPP, BOPET, CPP, metallized and other speciality films); packaging products like laminates (roll form), pre-formed pouches, flexi-tubes, big bags; packaging and converting machines; inks, adhesives, coatings and polyols; elastomers and sleeves, Rotogravure printing cylinders; flexo-polymer plates and anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions that prevent look-alikes from eroding the brand equity of clients.

Notably, Chaturvedi is credited for the introduction of small sachets or unit packs for mouth fresheners, candies, tomato ketchup, shampoos etc. to make them affordable and well within the reach of the common man back in the eighties. This was the big spark that ignited and revolutionized the way FMCG products were packaged and sold in India.

Under the aegis of Chaturvedi, Uflex today has state-of-the-art flexible packaging material manufacturing facilities at multiple locations in India with installed capacity of around 100,000 TPA and packaging film manufacturing facilities at strategic locations across the world with cumulative installed capacity in excess of 337,000 TPA in India, UAE, Poland, Egypt, Mexico and USA with products enjoying a formidable market presence in over 140 countries across the globe. What started as a tiny venture in 1985 is today a flourishing Indian multinational conglomerate with turnover in excess of 1 Billion USD.

 

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