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MAY 2013

Next Generation Films Expanding Plant
Adding Blown Film Capacity from
Windmoeller & Hoelscher
Next Generation Films Expanding Plant Adding Blown Film Capacity from Windmoeller & Hoelscher

LINCOLN, RI – Next Generation Films (Next), based in Lexington, OH, has ordered another
3-layer blown film line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation.

The 3-layer VAREX has a 134” working width, grooved feed extruders (105.30/135.30/105.30D),
OPTIFIL P3 gauge control system, OPTICOOL high output air ring and a 35.43” MAXICONE C die.

Dave Frecka, owner & CEO of Next, says he is currently defining specifications for another line
soon to be ordered from W&H.

Next is in the midst of renovating its new 175,000 ft² building on the Next campus, which will have
12 bays, eight and ten stories tall, for both existing and new blown film equipment. By the end of
2014, Frecka expects to have 12 extrusion lines in operation in the new facility. Current company
turnover is estimated at $245 million and Frecka projects sales will exceed $350 million by mid-2015. Just five years ago, Next's sales were $100 million.

Next Generation Films, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is a supplier of specialty films to a variety of markets, including the food packaging, automobile, courier, manufactured housing and protective packaging segments.

Windmoeller & Hoelscher is a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of flexographic
and gravure printing presses, blown and cast film extrusion systems, multiwall equipment, plastic
sack and bag making machines, as well as form-fill-seal machinery for the converting and packaging industry.
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Construction at the new 175,000 ft2 facility to make
space for an additional 12 blown film lines on the
Next Generation Films' campus in Lexington, Ohio.
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