Aseptic Packaging (like TetraPak)

Aseptic processing is the process by which a sterile (aseptic) product (typically food or pharmaceutical) is packaged in a sterile container in a way that maintains sterility. This enables to preserve the product without refrigeration for a long time. The tetra packs that you see on super market shelves for milk, juices and other beverages are examples of aseptic packaging.

Why is aseptic packaging a big deal?

  1. It is hygienic. There is no manual intervention involved in processing and packing process.
  2. Tamper proof. This prevents chances of adulteration. Plastic milk pouches are the easiest targets for adulteration.
  3. Increases shelf life of products. No refrigeration required during transportation, storage and even at the point of sale.
  4. No logistics cold chain required. It is common knowledge that the food value chain in India continues to suffer from high incidence of food wastage due to inadequate storage, processing, packaging and distribution facilities. This is why the future for Tetra Pak’s aseptic technology looks bright as it gives products extended shelf life under ambient conditions without the need for chilled storage and distribution or the addition of preservatives.

Due to these reasons there is an increasing shift from other types of packaging to aseptic packaging. Changing lifestyles to push packaged foods’ growth: Tetra Pak.

Here are some recent examples:

  1. Paper Boat forays into shareable 500ml packs with Tetra Pak
  2. Dabur packs the goodness of Jamun in Tetra Pak cartons
  3. Rooh Afza maker Hamdard plans revamp to boost sales
  4. ITC’s BeNatural juices available in 200ml and 1000 ml TetraPaks

What kind of products are packed this way?

  • Milk and milk products
  • Juices (Real, Tropicana etc)
  • Flavoured Beverages (Paperboat etc)
  • Liquor
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Etc

Which are the major players in this market?

Tetrapak, which has become the default name for this kind of packaging, is a Swiss company. It pioneered aseptic packaging in 1950s. It has a 80% market share globally and 100% in India!! Just visit any supermarket and check the labels on all cartons of juice, milk etc. All of them have a stamp from TetraPak.

How does the technology work?

Watch this video on Tetrapak’s factory in Pune. Its 45 mins long but worth the watch. The packaging material is manufactured by Tetrapak at its factories. Tetrapak installs packaging machines at client locations.

Source: This blog

What is the purpose of this thread?

  1. Identify listed companies in the aspetic packaging value chain. Suppliers of raw material/inputs to Tetrapak.
  2. Identify packaging companies which are planning to venture into aseptic packaging.

So far I have been able to identify 1 Indian listed company which plans to venture into aseptic packaging.

Uflex’s aseptic packaging plant in Gujarat to go on stream in 2017

Lets identify promising players in this value chain.

Disclosure: I have no investments in UFLEX.


Thanks. That explains their P/E of 5. Safe to say that we should avoid UFLEX altogether.

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Rember the simple adage graham told about management of the stock you buy
iam just read this free article just go thru this
12 Mar 15 08:30 AM
Yesterday, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was summoned as an accused by a special court in connection with the coal block allocation case involving KM Birla-owned Hindalco.
While there is a court to summon highest politicians there is no body to inform the scam involved in the stock market! Take for example U flex. Way back in 2001, its promoter Ashok Chaturvedi was arrested by the CBI under the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly bribing a top excise department official. Former cabinet secretary Prabhat Kumar was forced to resign as Jharkhand Governor after reports that Chaturvedi had paid for his private parties appeared in the media. In the year 2008, there was a media report that informs the Income Tax department had conducted raids on Ashok Chaturvedi. He was also raided by the CBI. In the year 2010, Ashok Chaturvedi was sentenced to four years in prison by a special CBI court, in a case of bungled land allotment in Noida. Media informs that in the year 2014 I-T dept seized Rs 300 crore unaccounted cash from Uflex offices. Here is the full report of the same:

Flex Foods Ltd. is a company promoted by UFlex Ltd. Interestingly many investors are asking us about investing in Uflex or Flex foods. We realized that it is being recommended by media otherwise investors won’t know such kind of companies. So we did a Google search to find who is behind the company.
We noticed many “friendly” brokers are promoting these companies. A broker whose famous for a tag line was “It’s all about money, honey” also seems to be aligned with the company. Here is the proof for the same:

Here are some of the technical analysts who have been giving buy on Uflex
Aswini Gujaral:
Mitesh Thacker
Sunidhi Securities

First call research:

Flex food
Value piker:

For more interesting recommendations on the same you may Google it yourself. This kind of recommendation is a real scam. But no one will point it out.
These analysts who appear on the media have no compunction at all while recommending a company which has a questionable CEO. This clearly informs us how SEBI is functioning in educating the Indian investors. It is funny that SEBI says that it is spreading investor education in India. People would conclude that SEBI is doing Lip service to eradicate the frauds in the system. Instead of depending on SEBI, Investors should educate themselves from serious trainers in order to protect their money. Unfortunately, Indian investors do not want to spend money on education which is the reason why 97% of the Indian retail investors lose their money in the market.
Coming back to the market, it is correction time and nothing interesting is happening in the market other than the one reported in this newsletter.
It is examination time so for the next 3 days we will not be able to post any newsletter. Our next edition will appear only on coming Wednesday. Till then have a safe investing outing in the market. When in doubt touch only the quality companies.

I read this article in wealth bull it is free for all communication hence posted here hope it is helpful
Disl .not invested just tracking what will happen to Ashok chadurvedi


One more scam by Asok
YET ANOTHER SCAM : Power broker Ashok Chaturvedi and top Customs boss in CBI net
Billionaire businessman Ashok Chaturvedi and top Customs boss SKS Somwanshi are in big trouble as CBI takes up an enquiry relating to Rs 600 crore scam. Globetrotting tycoon, Ashok Chaturvedi, a protege of Mulayam Singh Yadav has been earlier convicted by CBI in two separate cases of corruption.

yet another scam power broker ashok chaturvedi and top customs boss in cbi net
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India Samvad Bureau
Billionaire businessman Ashok Chaturvedi and top Customs boss SKS Somwanshi are in big trouble as CBI takes up an enquiry relating to Rs 600 crore scam. Globetrotting tycoon, Ashok Chaturvedi, a protege of Mulayam Singh Yadav has been earlier convicted by CBI in two separate cases of corruption.
For Chief Commissioner Somwanshi, the alarm bell was rung by his subordinate who charged him of being part of a bureaucrat-industrialist nexus. Somwanshi’s subordinate is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) 2009 batch officer who has complained CBI that Somwanshi as Chief Commissioner of the Central Excise of MP & CG allegedly incurred a revenue loss of Rs 600 crore by giving undue favours to a Madhya Pradesh based Gutka Company.
The company purchashed high speed packing machines from Ashok Chaturvedi’s firm at very exorbitant price. The machines were not allowed to be inspected by the officials at behest of Somwanshi. CBI has now taken up the matter which can invite trouble for other officials including Chaturvedi.
The officer, Srawan Kumar Bansal, now posted in Bhilai claims “he and his pregnant wife (who is also an IRS officer of same batch), were transferred from Bhopal to Cochin and other places with malafide intention by his boss when he refused to favour the company”.

According to the complaint lodged with CBI, M/s Kaipan intended to install high speed Gutkha pouch packing machines to evade the central excise duty. These high speed machines were purchased from M/s Uflex industries, Noida whose chairman Ashok Chaturvedi, which the complainant says was arrested by CBI under prevention of corruption act for bribing the then chief commissioner of central excise Delhi zone for the allegations of helping the tobacco and pan masala companies in tax evasion.
“It is also noteworthy that new high speed gutkha machines purchased from M/s Uflex was costing approx Rs 90,00,000 (Rs ninety lacs per machine) whereas the earlier machines operational at M/s Kaipan had costed only Rs 60,000 (sixty thousand only per machine). That since these new machines costed more than 150 times the old machines therefore proper verification of the machines was necessary,” he wrote.
“I, as a revenue officer committed to my duties was inclined to take any decision on the matter with due examination, diligence and appropriate precautionary steps to protect the Government revenue in accordance with the Pan Masala Rules 2008 But on the contrary, the then Chief Commissioner S K S Somvanshi was pressurizing me to act in favour of Gutkha lobby and install these high speed machines without proper examination and due diligence. That Somvanshi was hand in glove with the gutkha manufacturer is also clearly evident from the copy of his call details during the period of purchase and installation of these highly sophisticated high speed machines,” Bansal has alleged in his complaint.


Guys thanks for your inputs. UFLEX’s cons have been already acknowledged in this thread and on UFLEX’s thread. Lets not discuss UFLEX any further on this thread. Instead lets discover other players in the aseptic packaging value chain

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