W&H joins CEFLEX ‒ promoting circular economy as a common goal
The European initiative CEFLEX aims to improve the contribution of flexible packaging to the circular economy. The aim is to find better system design solutions by 2025 through cooperation between the many players along the entire value chain. In May this year, German machine builderWindmöller&Hölscher joined CEFLEX.
CEFLEX is a collaboration project carried out by European companies that represent the entire flexible packaging value chain. The initiative looks at the entire life cycle of flexible packaging from production, consumption and collection to waste management and secondary raw materials. An important goal is to develop guidelines for flexible packaging that are recognized throughout Europe by 2020. Other working groups deal with new technologies, infrastructure and business models as well as end...
AVENTUS ‒ the new specialist for solutions for packing of free-flowing loose goods up to finished pallets
HAVER & BOECKER and WINDMÖLLER & HÖLSCHER introduce their new joint company at Achema
HAVER & BOECKER and WINDMÖLLER & HÖLSCHER present their new joint venture AVENTUS at the Achema trade fair today. AVENTUS is specialized on solutions for the packing of free-flowing loose goods up to finished pallets. The joint company was officially founded in June with each party holding a 50%share. NEWTEC, the HAVER & BOECKER subsidiary specialized in palletizing, is now a 100% subsidiary of AVENTUS. Once under full operation, AVENTUS will employ over 300 employees and reach sales of...
Windmöller & Hölscher Remains Leader in Press Sales to the Flexible Packaging Market in 2017
Windmöller & Hölscher, a world-leading manufacturer of machinery for the production of flexible packaging, has announced record sales of above 840 million EUR for 2017. “We grew across all business units: Extrusion, printing and converting,” said CEO Dr. Jürgen Vutz. The printing division, consisting of flexographic and gravure presses, achieved 270 million EUR worldwide worldwide. With this result, W&H remains the clear market leader for printing machines in the field of flexible packaging.
W&H and Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful Come Together for a Community Litter Clean-up Day
Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful and Lincoln-based Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation (W&H) teamed up for a community litter pick-up along New England Way and its intersection with the heavily littered Albion Road this past Wednesday.
In under two hours, the group of 10 collected more than 20 bags of garbage, including cans, bottles and wrappers, along with several tires and vinyl siding, calling attention to the severity of the litter problem our community faces.
“It feels good, as a...
Sigma Plastics Group Places Large Blown Film Line Order with Windmoeller & Hoelscher
Adds to Extensive W&H Machinery Base at the Sigma Group Companies
The Sigma Plastics Group has placed an order for blown film lines from W&H for Republic Bags of Houston, TX, and McNeeley Plastics of Clinton, MS, and completed an installation at ISOFlex Packaging in Washington, IN.
“Sigma Plastics Group and W&H have been business partners for roughly 15 years,” said Alfred Teo, CEO of Sigma Plastics Group. “We value the first-class film quality and reliable machinery, as well as the excellent and dependable after-sales service and spare parts.”
W&H to Display TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E Inking and Wash-up System at INFO*FLEX 2018
Windmoeller & Hoelscher will showcase the award-winning TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E inking and wash-up system at the FTA’s INFO*FLEX 2018 (Booth 328) taking place in Indianapolis on May 7th and 8th, 2018.
TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E is a low-maintenance and pulsation-free inking and wash-up system that offers printers significant cost savings by reducing ink loss during wash-up by 30% and lowering overall energy consumption by 80%. A static display unit at the W&H booth #328 will provide visitors with a...
Faster Job Changes for Existing Blown Film Lines with TURBOCLEAN Retrofit
In film extrusion, smaller jobs and frequent material changeovers are commonplace. Given the time required for a conventional changeover, unusable film is produced and machine productivity decreases. With this in mind, Windmöller & Hölscher developed the TURBOCLEAN automation module, which purges resin from all extruders and gravimetric hoppers simultaneously, dramatically decreasing the time required to change out material. "By using TURBOCLEAN on a blown film line, changeovers can take as...
Kendall Packaging adds 10c MIRAFLEX II AM Press Establishing Two Plants with Identical Platforms
Kendall Packaging, a provider of high-quality flexible packaging solutions serving a variety of markets inside the food, personal care, and pet food industries, has completed the expansion of its Pittsburg, KS plant with the installation of a 10c MIRAFLEX II AM press.
The new press is just one part of a $10 million dollar expansion, which added 59,000 ft2 and state-of-the-art machinery, also including solvent-free laminating and slitting to the existing facility. With the expansion complete, Kendall now has two plants with identical platforms – one in Pittsburg and the second in Jefferson, WI, giving the company the unique benefit of being its own back-up.
“It’s important that Kendall Packaging continues to evolve and remain on the vanguard of the flexible...