In a new development, Uflex’s Chemicals Business has become India’s First NABL accredited entity in the field of combined manufacturing of packaging inks and lamination adhesives.
National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) is a Constituent Board of Quality Council of India. NABL has been established with the objective of providing government, industry associations and industry in general with a scheme of Conformity Assessment Body’s accreditation which involves third-party assessment of the technical competence of testing including medical and calibration laboratories, proficiency testing providers and reference material producers.
Chemicals Business of Uflex, which recently made it to the Top 25 Club of International Companies on the basis of global ink sales, manufacturers quality inks, adhesives, speciality coatings and polyols that are required in the converting process for packaging.
Some of the products by Uflex Chemicals are laminating solvent based adhesives, solvent less adhesives, water based adhesives, PU adhesives, ink binders, flexo, gravure primers, top coats, inks, heat seal coatings, energy curable coatings, UV coatings, solvent borne coatings and UV LED coatings.
Rajesh Bhasin, business head, chemicals at Uflex, said, “With this, the Laboratory of Chemicals Business has been formally recognised by an Accreditation Body in line with the internationally laid down principles and is now authorised to issue results (within defined scope) for customers as a third party for outside samples in accordance with ISO/IEC17025:2005. Reports issued by an NABL accredited laboratory are internationally accepted owing to its tie up with International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC).”
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.
Congratulating Team Chemicals on this, Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and managing director, Uflex, said, “This accreditation by NABL further testifies the quality conscious approach governing the manufacturing processes at Uflex Chemicals. Upholding our overarching Brand Promise across our business portfolio, we remain committed to offering value-added best-in-class flexible packaging solutions for our esteemed clients across the globe.”