At K 2013 Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) will not only display extrusion equipment, but also its entire range of machinery for the production and converting of flexible packaging at the show in Düsseldorf and at its simultaneous EXPO at the company's headquarters in Lengerich, just 1.5 hours by car from Düsseldorf. The main attraction will be the unveiling of a new extrusion line, currently referred to by the code name “E-24”.
E-24 is the project name for the new film extrusion concept that will be introduced, along with its real name, on the floor of the show. E-24 runs at high speeds without sacrificing quality, claims the group. Downtimes are said to be brief and changeovers quick, and energy efficiency has also been incorporated in the design.
Also on show will be the Optimex 3-layer blown film line, which is equipped with high performance modules, new automation technology and optimal melt paths to allow high output for profitable production.
The Filmex cast film line will be producing stretch films for pallet load stability. These films are characterised by a strong holding force, as well as high puncture and tear resistance. The line is rounded off with the new Filmatic PS stretch film winder, which is suitable for hard-to-wind films.
An additional highlight is the Aquarex blown film line with water quench cooling, that blows film downward. The Aquarex will be running an asymmetrical barrier film. To run such demanding products at high outputs with minimal waste, the Aquarex has outstanding technical features.
All machine components are completely integrated and production is automated. Films produced on the Aquarex are suitable for thermoforming and pouch applications.
Additional lines, including blown and cast film, all flexo and gravure printing presses and the complete spectrum of W&H equipment from basic to the high-tech will be ready for demonstration. A shuttle bus between Düsseldorf and Lengerich is available.
W&H subsidiary, BSW (Bag Solutions Worldwide) will run demonstrations on the advanTex 2250 circular loom at their booth in Hall 17 of the K. An EXPO will also take place at the BSW plant in Prostejov, Czech Republic, where it will be showing its entire portfolio of machinery for the production and converting of PP woven fabrics for the flexible packaging industry.