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06/08/2018

TOPAS S – New FFS bagging system specialized for synthetic granules

Frankfurt am Main, 11.06.2018. At Achema, machine builder W&H launches the FFS bagging system TOPAS S. The new machine is tailor-made for the medium performance range and specializes in the processing of synthetic granules.

"The TOPAS S wins fans with its top-class bagging performance and attractive investment costs," says Rafael Imberg, Sales Director FFS Bagging Systems at W&H. With an output of up to 1,800 bags/hour, the machine is designed for the synthetic granules market. It complements the TOPAS SL, which with a capacity of 2,800 bags/hour, is the fastest running system on the market today.

In terms of design, the TOPAS S draws on the experience of the TOPAS product family, which is one of the most...

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06/07/2018

250th VAREX II goes to Pro-Pals

Two milestones were reached when Laval, Canada-based Pro-Pals Industries Ltd. ordered a VAREX II. For Pro-Pals, this milestone was the company’s start in blown film extrusion and for W&H it marked the construction of the 250th VAREX II line, which was launched at K 2013.

In Pro-Pals’ 40 year history, the company has specialized in printing and converting and purchased film from outside suppliers. Going forward, about 80% of film will be manufactured in house allowing the company to control the entire production process and pass this added value on to customers.

While expanding their facility to accommodate the new machinery, Pro-Pals sent its extrusion team to the W&H Technical Center in Lengerich for trials and to work on formulations. “Being able to use the...

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06/04/2018

W&H joins CEFLEX ‒ promoting circular economy as a common goal

The European initiative CEFLEX aims to improve the contribution of flexible packaging to the circular economy. The aim is to find better system design solutions by 2025 through cooperation between the many players along the entire value chain. In May this year, German machine builder Windmöller & Hölscher joined CEFLEX.

CEFLEX is a collaboration project carried out by European companies that represent the entire flexible packaging value chain. The initiative looks at the entire life cycle of flexible packaging from production, consumption and collection to waste management and secondary raw materials. An important goal is to develop guidelines for flexible packaging that are recognised throughout Europe by 2020. Other working groups deal with new technologies, infrastructure and business models as well as end...

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