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

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.

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.


The valve sack experts: W&H offers more than just machines

The market for industrial packaging is full of different valve sack concepts for paper, woven plastics and plastic films. There are a number of reasons for this, such as different applications, availability of the respective materials, or even regional differences, sometimes with historical root causes. Since A.M. Bates first introduced the valve sack concept back in the 1920s, Windmöller & Hölscher has been a reliable partner for the sack and bagging industry. Based in the Westphalian town of Lengerich, the German family-owned company offers a machine solution for every concept, as well as support with sack development and concept evaluation. And with its new AD proFilm MP film valve sack, W&H is taking another step.


AMI Multilayer Packaging Films 2017

June 27 - 28, 2017

Chicago Marriott O'Hare, Chicago, IL

Hear W&H polymer scientist, Dr. Mike Andrews, deliver a presentation entitled "A Comparison of Extrusion Processes and their Effect on Film Properties".

Full schedule

GAAmericas Gravure Technical Forum

October 2 - 4, 2017

Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Clearwater, FL

Full schedule

FTA Fall Conference

October 8 - 10, 2017

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

St. Louis, MO

Full schedule

Plastics Technology Extrusion Confernce 2017

October 18 - 20, 2017

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

Charlotte, NC

W&H's Sebastian Huennefeld will discuss Industry 4.0 as it relates to the production of film for flexible packaging.

Full schedule

PSSMA Annual Meeting

October 25 - 28

Silverado Resort

Napa, CA

Full schedule


In addition to first-class equipment and machinery, W&H offers its customers an extensive range of service facilities and technical support.