GERMANY • While digital printing is already firmly established in the label and commercial printing sector, flexible packaging continues to be a challenge: An economical and stable digital printing process has yet to be developed. Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) has reached a first milestone in its development project with a machine concept for a new digital…
As the new digital press is based on piezo inkjet technology, it will incorporate the 5601 print-head by manufacturer Xaar
GERMANY • The mechanical engineering company founded its own subsidiary in Poland in June 2018. The specialist for machines for the production of flexible packaging has been active in the Polish market for almost thirty years with a representative office.
The new Windmöller & Hölscher subsidiary in Poland is headed by Torsten Berding, sales manager Europe North (Source: W&H)
GERMANY • 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. Now, the German mechanical engineering company Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) joined CEFLEX.
GERMANY • In 2017, manufacturer of machinery and converting equipment for the production of flexible packaging, expanded its leading market position in all three of its product areas: extrusion, printing and converting.
(From left to right:) The Board of the W&H Group: Dr. Jürgen Vutz, managing partner and CEO; Peter Steinbeck, managing partner and chief sales officer; and Theodor Determann, chief financial officer. (Source: W&H)
GERMANY • With over 1,000 systems already integrated into central cylinder machines worldwide, W&H has recently upgraded and supplemented the Turboclean Advanced with a new variant, the E, which features low-maintenance electric pumps. Around 50 units have already been sold since the Drupa 2016, which the company claims is further proof of the high interest in…
W&H claims Turboclean is able to optimize the inking unit and allow the ink to be changed more quickly (Source, W&H)
GERMANY • The new Dynastar gravure printing press was awarded with the “Packaging Gravure Award 2017” by the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) in the category “Innovation”.
The Dynastar gravure printing press was awarded with the ERA Packaging Gravure Award 2017 for new ideas and concepts to produce short run jobs (Source: Windmöller & Hölscher)
GERMANY • During the production of cast film, the melting process consumes the largest portion of energy during cast film production and cooling is a close second. A new cooling process for cast film production with the Filmex II cast film extrusion line is said to significantly lower energy consumption by up to 70%. The new…
Windmöller & Hölscher claims the Filmex II cast film extrusion line can reduce energy costs for cooling by up to 70% (Source, W&H)
USA • The flexible packaging material converter installed two new Astraflex flexo presses by Windmöller & Hölscher to join the existing wide-web converting capabilities at Web’s Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Web Industries has taken delivery of two W&H Astraflex presses (Source: Web Industries)
USA • AWT Labels & Packaging has begun using a new 1320 mm (52”) wide 10-color W&H Miraflex central impression cylinder press at the company’s South Elgin, Illinois facility.
AWT has started using a new 1320 mm (52”) wide 10-color W&H Miraflex central impression cylinder press at their South Elgin, Illinois facility
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) announces it had more than 10,000 visitors to its booth and 1,001 guests at its company headquarters in Lengerich for an in-house Expo. Positive feedback on the technological innovations and a large number of orders made the show a huge success for W&H.
The company displayed its 5-layer Varex II blown film line running the intelligent Turboclean automation module
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher Group will introduce several new innovations and present its product portfolio for the production of flexible packaging at K 2016 in Düsseldorf (Hall 17, Booth A57). Details about the new technologies will be announced at the beginning of the show.
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H), said it drew a positive conclusion from drupa 2016. Several thousand attendees visited W&H and subsidiary Garant at the show, and approximately 800 visitors travelled to the in-house Expo at company headquarters in Lengerich.
About 800 visitors travelled from drupa to the in-house EXPO at W&H’s headquarters in Lengerich
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher Group announced it will present its product portfolio on more than 1,000 sqm (10,760 sqft) in Hall 15, Booth A41 at drupa. A new generation of flexo and gravure printing presses will be premiered, and the company said that live machine demonstrations will run several times a day.
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher sold its 400th machine from the “Miraflex” type series to the company Danaflex in Kazan, Russia. W&H has supplied the Russian packaging producer since its founding in 2001 until today. Danaflex produces among others packaging material for ice cream, chocolate, pralines, pasta and bakery products.
Windmöller & Hölscher has sold the 400th Miraflex to the Russian packaging producer Danaflex