AHMEDABAD, India, February 14, 2018 - Building on its commitment to environmental sustainability, Adani Wilmar Limited, the largest seller of edible oil in the country, today announced that it will undertake a gradual overhaul of its edible oil packaging to make it entirely recyclable from Q1 FY-2018-19. Currently, Adani Wilmar sources nearly 300 MT of plastic films for packaging per month and one kilogram of film produces approximate 130 pouches. As part of the plan, the company will now source plastic films comprising a novel formulation of polyethylene (PE) resins to create a new, sustainable, all PE laminate solution from its dedicated supplier Vishakha Polyfab Private Limited (VPPL). There will also have a nine-month exclusivity contract with VPPL, during which time, it will hold 'sole usage rights' of using and marketing the innovative packaging in the entire edible oil industry. The novel formulation of polyethylene (PE) resin has already been certified by the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), an agency under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India. The certificate of endorsement states that the co- extruded multilayer film can be recycled. The new recyclable pouch has also passed the company's internal laboratory tests covering a DRAT Impact test, a drop test and an ink adhesion test.
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