Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Flexible Packaging Vs Cardboard Packaging

The recent study conducted by Food Safety Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, indicates that recycled cardboard packaging may contaminate the foodstuffs inside. According to the study, cardboard boxes may leak chemicals called mineral oils into the foodstuffs they contain while those with bags made of other materials such as polypropylene, or which had an aluminium layer, seemed to block migration. 

Most of these mineral oils are thought to have originated from the ink in the newspapers that were recycled to make the cardboard boxes. The mineral oils in printing ink are believed to pose serious health threat with risks of chronic inflammation of various internal organs and cancer.

The research has raised concerns on potential health risks posed by mineral oils leaching from recycled cardboard, among food packaging companies’ world over prompting them to take steps towards altering or reviewing their packaging. 

Uflex Ltd. India's largest and Globe's fifth largest flexible packaging company, on the other hand, is offering complete food packaging solutions for over 25 years. The company offers optimal standard Engineering Innovated Packaging Products made out of BOPET (BIAXIALLY ORIENTED POLYETHYLENE TERAPTHALATE), BOPP (BIAXIALLY ORIENTED POLYPROPYLENE) & CPP (CAST POLYPROPYLENE) Films, designed in the close conformation to the global standard and norms.  Their excellent chemical resistance, mechanical strength, barrier against water and aroma & dimensional stability makes these films appropriate for packaging food grade products. 

Being on the edge of innovation, Uflex has been setting benchmarks for delivering innovative packaging concepts. The company is known for offering innovating packaging concepts and advanced products that cater to the changing demands of the packaging industry.


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