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23.05.2019

W&H’s 24/7/365 Remote Diagnostics Service Celebrates 25 Years

W&H is celebrating 25 years of its Information & Diagnostics Center (IDC) remote diagnostics service.   IDC started as around-the-clock support connecting machine operators with experienced W&H engineers for troubleshooting advice.

Today, using an internet connection, IDC successfully resolves approximately 80% of machine problems remotely, eliminating the time and expense that accompany a technician's visit.

The majority of first and second shift calls from North American customers land directly...

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29.04.2019

Bison Bag Adds 10 color MIRAFLEX II Press

First Investment in W&H Technology

Bison Bag, a full-service flexible packaging converter with 10c printing capabilities based in Lockport, NY, has placed an order for a 10 color MIRAFLEX II M. This will be Bison Bag’s fourth flexographic press and its first from W&H. The press is scheduled for start-up in fourth quarter 2019.

“We’ve been growing steadily since my father started the company in his basement 50 years ago,” said Jim Streicher, Bison Bag’s COO and Co-owner with the Zgoda family. “We’re still getting bigger as a...

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24.04.2019

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Partners with TC Transcontinental Packaging for New Barrier and PE Extrusion Lines

Windmoeller & Hoelscher is proud to announce its partnership with TC Transcontinental Packaging on two VAREX II blown film lines, including one barrier line for the Whitby Ontario, Canada plant. These new lines will support TC Transcontinental Packaging’s growth in multilayer barrier films in North America and are scheduled to start up in the fall of 2019.

“W&H is privileged to be working closely with TC Transcontinental Packaging on strengthening their position in the flexible packaging...

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12.04.2019

Kiliper Corporation Teams up with Windmoeller & Hoelscher

Orders MIRAFLEX II Flexographic Press

Kiliper Corporation, a manufacturer of stretch sleeves and polyethylene bags, has ordered a MIRAFLEX II flexographic press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher. The press will support the company’s stretch sleeve, polybag and toll printing production and is scheduled for start-up in Quarter 4 2019.

The 25-year-old family company based in Ames, Iowa is run by second generation siblings, Tom Kiliper and Lindsay Kiliper-Maysent. Kiliper Corporation’s 32,000 ft2 facility houses 12 – 48” 8c printing...

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01.04.2019

This is how Fast Modern Flexo Printing Can be

More than 500 guests experienced the latest developments in package printing at “Experience the Future of Flexo” On 27. and 28. March, machine manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) hosted visitors to the open house "Experience the Future of Flexo". More than 500 visitors from around the globe attended demonstrations showing how fast an optimized printing processes can be today: Just 3 hours after a group photo was taken, the image was produced on the new NOVOFLEX II at speeds of 600m/min. Job changes every 5 minutes demonstrated the efficiency of the W&H machines and intelligent automation systems for short runs.

The highlight of the Open House was the premiere of the NOVOFLEX II
high-performance flexographic printing press, which can print the most
challenging jobs at maximum speeds. W&H demonstrated the
performance of the new system by switching between two images at a
speed of 600 m/min. Both jobs were high line count graphics with
particularly hard leading edges of plates. The first image was the group
picture taken in the morning.

Speed in the overall process
The conversion from image to finished print in...

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14.02.2019

W&H appoints Dr. Falco Paepenmüller as Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Falco Paepenmüller will assume the position of Chief Technology Officer at Windmöller & Hölscher as of 01.04.2019. His successor as Head of the Extrusion Business Unit will be Dr. Torsten Schmitz.

Changes at W&H, the specialist for the flexible packaging market: Effective April 1, 2019, Dr. Falco Paepenmüller will become Chief Technology Officer (CTO), a newly-created position, of the machinery manufacturer’s Management Board. Paepenmüller assumes responsibility for the three business units: Extrusion, Printing and Converting. Chief Financial Officer, Theodor Determann, transferred from W&H to Germany-based E-Mobility specialist e.GO <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place...

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13.02.2019

NOVOFLEX II Flexographic Press to Premiere at W&H Open House

Machinery manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher is hosting “Experience the Future of Flexo” featuring the newest technological developments in flexographic printing at its renovated Printing Technology Center in Lengerich, Germany on March 27th & 28th. Highlighting the Open House will be the world premiere of the NOVOFLEX II flexographic press, which will demonstrate challenging jobs at top speeds.The MIRAFLEX II product range, the market’s top selling flexographic press with more than 600 machines running worldwide, is being expanded with the introduction of a compact single port machine. Additional topics include: a new technology that delivers high performance press-ready plates in less than an hour presented by KODAK Flexcel Solutions as well as a direct comparison of the classic CMYK color separation to multi-color separation. Rounding out the event, the Information and Diagnostics Center will introduce visitors to new services using data glasses.

“Shorter job lengths, demanding images, and consistently high-quality print done profitably – demands such as these from flexo printers are increasing. At ‘Experience the Future of Flexo’, W&H will present solutions for these challenges with new machinery, time saving processes and new technology,” explained Markus Bauschulte, Technical Sales Director of the Printing and Finishing Unit at W&H.

Visitors to the Open House will experience the premiere of the NOVOFLEX II, the newest flexographic...

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28.01.2019

Sigma Plastics Orders 53rd Blown Film Line from W&H

VAREX II to Step up Capacity at ISOFlex Indiana

Sigma Plastics Group has placed its first order in 2019 with Windmoeller & Hoelscher and 53rd since the two companies began partnering in 2009. The latest VAREX II blown film line will go to ISOFlex Indiana, based in Washington, IN, a W&H-exclusive plant dedicated solely to producing high-end films.

The 103”, 5-layer POD VAREX II is equipped with a FILMATIC S dual-service winder with reverse winding capabilities. It is the fourth VAREX at ISOFlex Indiana, joining another 5-layer VAREX II, which...

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