Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation
Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation of Lincoln, RI is distinguished by a heritage of industrial innovation
The ARGON stretch-hood machine by Windmoeller & Hoelscher is arranged downstream of the palletizer.
VAREX II – excellent film quality at maximum productivity – the new standard in blown film extrusion
With more than 400 TOPAS machines installed worldwide, it's fair to say the line has written bagging history.
AD 8330 is the highly efficient and flexible multi-purpose valve bottomer for small and medium size bags.
The new MIRAFLEX C showcases W&H’s design experience in manufacturing high quality flexo printing presses.
Mike Andrews Ph.D. from W&H Presents “A Comparison of Extrusion Processes and their Effect on Film Properties” at AMI Multilayer Films Conference
Lincoln, RI – Dr. Mike Andrews, Process Technology and Application Development at Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H), will present “A Comparison of Extrusion Processes and their Effect on Film Properties” at the 2-day AMI Multilayer Films Conference being held on June 27-28 at Chicago’s Marriott O’Hare hotel (www.amiplastics-na.com/events).
International Visitors and Top-quality Discussions at interpack
German machinery manufacturer, Windmöller & Hölscher, comes away from interpack 2017 very satisfied. “As a specialist in machinery for the production of flexible packaging, interpack is one of the most important international trade shows for W&H. This year, the importance of the trade show was underscored by the large number of international visitors and the high-quality discussions we had at the booth,” said Chief Sales Officer (CSO) Peter Steinbeck. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Jürgen Vutz added, “Customers invest in improving the efficiency and quality of their production to profit from the growing flexible packaging market. We saw this again and again through the high traffic to our booth, the interesting and fruitful discussions that were had as well as from the number of orders we were able to close on the show floor.”
Breathable backsheet films: serving the growing hygiene market more efficiently
Backsheet films are a growth market. Around 590,000 tons are used each year and the number is on the rise. Breathable films used in products such as diapers make up some 50% of this total. “Experts estimate a CAGR of around 4.4% for the hygiene market up to 2020,” explains Ali Hassan, Hygiene Market Specialist at engineering firm W&H. Diaper and incontinence products seem to have a particularly high potential. “Factors such as our aging society, the growing acceptance of these kinds of products and higher global availability, particularly in developing regions, are the driving forces behind this,” adds his colleague Dirk Dreier. Where breathable backsheet films have traditionally been made predominately using cast film extrusion, the experts at W&H are now advising customers to convert to blown film extrusion systems. “We are seeing a clear trend of companies moving to blown film extrusion technology for their backsheet films”, says Hassan.