Public Relations Archive 2016

Public Relations Archive 2016


Record Numbers for W&H At K 2016

The K 2016 proved beyond expectation for W&H with more than 10,000 visitors to the booth and 1,001 guests making the trip to company headquarters in Lengerich for an in-house EXPO. Positive feedback on the technological innovations and a large number of orders made the show a huge success for W&H.

„We are overwhelmed by the positive reaction of our customers from all over the world. We are incredibly pleased that so many existing and potential customers took the time to visit both our booth at K and the EXPO in Lengerich, just five months after drupa,” said Managing Director, Peter Steinbeck, who is anticipating heavy post-show activity.

 The highlight on display in Düsseldorf was the 5-layer VAREX II blown film line running the intelligent TURBOCLEAN automation module. W&H is the first...

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W&H at K2016

At the opening of the K2016, W&H will reveal the future of film extrusion with the introduction of the FILMEX II cast film line with FPM (FILM PERFORMANCE MONITOR), the VAREX II blown film line with the TURBOCLEAN resin purging system and the OPTIMEX blown film line. W&H will continue with its central theme of “Packaging 4.0 – intelligent, integrated, intuitive”. W&H offers flexible packaging converters intelligent machines with integrated processes and intuitive operation that are already improving efficiency and flexibility in today’s production. Subsidiary W&H Machinery (previously BSW Machinery), which specializes in machinery for the production and converting of PP wovens, will show a CONVERTEX for heat sealed valve sacks at W&H Group’s 1,000+ meter2 booth at the K2016.

FILMEX II, the newest generation cast film line from W&H, will be introduced during the W&H EXPO at the company’s Technology Center in Lengerich. The EXPO will be open during K2016. FILMEX II was designed for the production of stretch, CPP and barrier films and is an intelligent machine – as stated in Packaging 4.0 - that thanks to integrated processes can achieve consistent and reproducible film quality. The integration of the newly-developed FPM combines unique, inline quality monitoring with...

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W&H Receives 2016 German Packaging Award

The newly developed TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E environmentally friendly inking and ink wash-up system for flexographic printing presses earned Windmöller & Hölscher top prize in the Packaging Machinery category out of a pool of 213 entrants from nine countries, who submitted applications for honors in one of the competition’s 10 categories.

At the awards ceremony on September 27, 2016 in Nuremburg, Dietmar Pötter, General Manager Business Unit Printing/Finishing Machines, received the award on behalf of his entire team.  “We are proud and honored to once again belong to the winners of this demanding and superior competition,” said Dr. Jürgen Vutz, CEO of W&H. “As a mid-sized German company, it’s vital that we push forward with innovation in order to expand our position as the global market lead for machinery for the production of...

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Successful drupa for W&H

Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H), a specialist in machinery for manufacturing flexible packaging, drew a very positive conclusion from drupa 2016. Several thousand attendees visited W&H and subsidiary GARANT at the show; approx. 800 visitors travelled to the in-house EXPO at company headquarters in Lengerich, and order intake reached into the high eight figure range. “At drupa, our fingers were firmly on the pulse with our slogan ‘PACKAGING 4.0’. We used our new presses, the MIRAFLEX II C and the DYNASTAR, as a platform to demonstrate how intelligent machines, integrated processes and intuitive handling are already increasing the efficiency of traditional flexographic and gravure printing,” explains Dr. Jürgen Vutz, Chairman of the Board at W&H.

The show was a success for W&H right from the start: both the new MIRAFLEX II C flexographic press and the DYNASTAR gravure printing machine were sold before drupa opened. The first MIRAFLEX II C will go to Admiral Packaging in the USA and the first DYNASTAR will be delivered to Constantia Flexibles in Spain.
“Both machines received positive feedback from our customers. The DYNASTAR makes the traditional gravure printing process more cost-effective, especially for smaller jobs – we saw a lot of...

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drupa 2016

With the start of the drupa W&H reveals the innovations presented: With the DYNASTAR the company launches a new-generation gravure printing machine specially developed for short print runs even under 3,000 meters. The new flexographic press MIRAFLEX˝ C impresses with an optimized machine design and multiple innovations for higher efficiency. The new integrated assistance modules VISION promise to increase the machine intelligence and to provide maximum control for the operator. Presented are these innovations under the company’s trade fair slogan “PACKAGING 4.0 ‒ intelligent, integrated and intuitive” on more than 1,000 m2 booth of W&H and its subsidiary GARANT in hall 15.

At drupa 2016 W&H presents several new machines for flexographic and gravure printing at once. The highlight for gravure printing is the DYNASTAR with its central idea of the changeable cylinder concept with slide-in carts. The new concept offers the possibility of making all preparations for the next print job while the machine is running. Even adjustments like the doctor blade set-up or the ink drip pan come pre-adjusted to the machine. Replacement is performed by lateral insertion. The...

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1000th HELIOSTAR S Printing Unit Completed

Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) manufactured the thousandth print unit for the HELIOSTAR S gravure press in February at company headquarters in Lengerich, Germany. The print unit is part of a press being produced for a well-known packaging company in Southeast Asia. Including this press, there are currently more than 100 HELIOSTAR S presses operating at market leading companies as well as local family businesses in more than 30 countries on all continents.

„Alongside the HELIOSTAR G, the HELIOSTAR S has become one of the leading gravure presses for printing flexible packaging“, said Ulrich Harte, Manager Business Development Printing and Finishing at W&H. The key to this success is the expansive flexibility of the machines. The HELIOSTAR S can be tailored to meet company needs and job requirements. Guaranteed quality and cost-effective production are the primary sales points. The HELIOSTAR is available in print widths between 650 and 1700 mm and...

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Windmöller & Hölscher at drupa 2016

Presenting the new generation of flexo and gravure presses.

Windmöller & Hölscher Group will present its comprehensive product portfolio on more than 1,000 m2 at drupa2016 in Düsseldorf (Hall 15, Booth A41).

A new generation of flexo and gravure printing presses will be premiered at the event. “As is customary for W&H, we will unveil our newest technologies at drupa where visitors from all over the world can have a close-up view,” says Dr. Jürgen Vutz, Chairman of W&H. Live machine demonstrations will run several times daily.

At this year’s...

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Windmöller & Hölscher shows newest innovations at Chinaplas 2016

German machine manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher will again present its newest innovations for the production of flexible packaging at the Chinaplas 2016 from 25.-28.04.2016 in Shanghai.

W&H will provide information about its overall portfolio, which includes extrusion as well as printing and converting. As highlights this year the company names the modular blown film line AQUAREX with water cooling as well as the newly developed AQUACAGE. The AQUACAGE allows an automatic adjustment of the bubble diameter and thus increases the form flexibility of the line.„The demand for new, innovative films is increasing in all areas of application and industries. Our clients, especially in...

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