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  • 22 Nov 2019

Constantia Flexibles opens Ecoflex plant in India

L-R: Pranav Parikh, director at Constantia Parikh; Alexander Baumgartner, CEO of Constantia Flexibles; Brigitte Öppinger-Walchshofer, Austrian ambassador to India; RS Sodhi, managing director Amul industries

Constantia Flexibles has officially opened the new plant Constantia Ecoflex in Ahmedabad, India, claimed to be the worldwide first more sustainable flexible packaging plant.

Over 300 guests attended the grand opening of the new plant, including the Austrian ambassador to India Brigitte Öppinger-Walchshofer and RS Sodhi, managing director of Amul industries and expert in the field of sustainability.

‘With Constantia Ecoflex Ahmedabad we are making a big step towards more sustainable packaging. This is not only a great progress in terms of sustainability for Constantia Flexibles but also the entire packaging industry. Together we can go into a greener future,’ said Alexander Baumgartner, CEO of Constantia Flexibles.

Guests had also the possibility to find out more about the new technology EcoLam. It is a lightweight mono-PE laminate suitable for a variety of packaging applications and is part of Constantia Flexibles’ innovative product line Ecolutions. Due to its mono-material structure, EcoLam is fully recyclable, and its carbon footprint is approximately 32 percent lower than that of comparable products. It comes in different barrier grades to deliver the needs for a wide range of products.

‘Ecolam is the first high barrier flexible packaging that combines the resource-efficiency of plastic with recyclability back into new packaging films’, said Prof Dr Achim Grefenstein, SVP Group R&D.

The Ecoflex plant opened after more than two years of reparations and test runs in September 2019. It has an area of 24,500 sqm and currently employs 50 people. The number is expected to triple by the second quarter of 2020.

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