Indian packaging provider Uflex has expanded its partnership with WaveFront Technology to manufacture Fresnel lens packaging films in Europe.

Film production will begin in late 2016 at a facility located in Wrzesnia, Poland, and owned by Uflex subsidiary Flex Films Europa.

WaveFront Technology Europe will lead the sales and marketing activities of the collaboration.

In 2012, Uflex expanded its film manufacturing business into Poland after entering the UAE, Mexico, Egypt and the US.

The total capacity of the company's installations is more than 337,000t per annum.

Uflex chairman and managing director Ashok Chaturvedi said: “This is an important geographical extension of our existing relationship with WaveFront Technology.

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“We have built up an excellent working relationship in India and we anticipate working closely with the WaveFront Europe team to increase market penetration and new product development in the years ahead.

"We anticipate working closely with the WaveFront Europe team to increase market penetration and new product development in the years ahead."

“The ties with WaveFront will further enhance our ‘Speed to Market Reach’ in Europe – one of the core pillars of our global business strategy that has always given us the competitive edge.”

Established in 1983, Uflex has packaging facilities at various locations in India with a capacity of around 100,000t per annum.

Wave Front Technology Europe managing partner Andrew Stevenson said: “It has been a key strategic goal of the business to start manufacturing Fresnel lens films in Europe for our European customers, for all the lead time and logistical benefits that will follow.

“Uflex’s focus on quality and service matches our values at WaveFront Technology Europe and working with the world’s leading supplier of packaging films will provide significant process benefits.”

Image: Typical luxury and other packaging made from Fresnel lens film. Photo: courtesy of Uflex.