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11/16/2017

DYNASTAR by W&H wins ERA Packaging Gravure Award 2017

On November 07th the new gravure printing press DYNASTAR by W&H was awarded with the “Packaging Gravure Award 2017” by the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) in the category “Innovation”. The ERA Award is given out every two years to recommend high quality and achievements in the rotogravure print market. The announcement took place during the Packaging & Decorative Conference in Barcelona. The jury especially praised the DYNASTAR for new ideas and concepts to produce short-job runs with increased profitability on rotogravure presses.

The new gravure machine DYNASTAR was introduced by W&H at drupa 2016. The idea for it was born out of today’s general packaging situation that is characterized by more diversification, shorter time-to-market needs as well as shorter printing jobs and accelerated production processes. In addition printers are faced with highest quality requirements, price pressure and environmental restrictions. On the other hand, the advantage of gravure printing is well known as a reliable and stable process,...

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10/23/2017

500th MIRAFLEX sold

In October, the anniversary machine will be delivered to Packages Ltd. in Lahore/Pakistan

From the outset, the MIRAFLEX C. I. flexo printing press from Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) was met with enthusiasm from customers all over the world. Sale figures are increasing year by year, and machines of the type series MIRAFLEX C, A and S are now in use in around 70 countries worldwide. The new generation MIRAFLEX II was presented at Drupa 2016. The 500th machine of this series, a MIRAFLEX II CM8, has been purchased by the Pakistani packaging manufacturer Packages Limited.

The company was...

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07/21/2017

Up to 70% Lower Energy Costs for Cast Film Production – W&H presents a brand-new cooling process with significantly lower energy consumption

Combining economy and sustainability is more of a challenge for cast film manufacturers than ever before. The energy consumption of a cast film extrusion line has a major influence on both of these factors. On one hand, energy efficiency is an important aspect of sustainable production. On the other, it also represents a major cost factor particularly in view of the constantly rising electricity prices.

The melting process consumes the largest portion of energy during cast film production and cooling is a close second. “The energy consumption during the melting process is a physical constant and there is only minor potential for improvement. In contrast, cooling technology has the greatest potential for optimization. The intelligent and automated cooling technology that we offer with the FILMEX II cast film extrusion line can reduce the energy costs for cooling by up to 70%,” ex

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