Windmöller and Hölscher Packaging Machinery for Extrusion, Printing and Conversion
For nearly 140 years, Windmöller & Höscher (founded 1869 in Lengerich) has been constantly demonstrating its innovative power and is today one of the leading companies in the area of flexible packaging. Our passion for innovation has been the driving force keeping our company young, dynamic and flexible.
We offer our customers a broad range of machinery and equipment ranking among the best in the field of extrusion, printing and conversion. Top quality, innovative ideas, optimised engineering concepts and, last but not least, first class service are attributes our customers can take for granted.
As a company with global activities, we see ourselves as a partner and system provider offering its customers everything from the single source: from expert advice and engineering to the delivery of high quality machines and complete packaging production facilities. Special areas such as the complete reconditioning of used equipment are taken care of by our affiliate Garant.
Concentrating all our resources on the three business units 'extrusion', 'printing', and 'conversion' is one of the keys to the success of Windmöller & Hölscher. Comprehensive know-how of the production processes associated with these machinery categories allows us to constantly develop trailblazing innovative solutions. The result of this policy is a carefully selected and well matched range of high performance machines and systems which can rightly claim to be unequalled with respect to breadth and depth:
- Blown and Cast Film Lines
- Flexographic and Gravure Printing Presses
- Surface Finishing Machines
- Paper Converting Machines
- Film and Woven Plastic Processing Machines
- FFS Packaging Systems
Our staff's dedication and commitment, who never tire of developing new ideas and upgrading and optimising existing systems with a passion, is another significant pillar of our success. Meeting the requirements of the market and constantly improving our customers' production processes are challenges our staff would take up with enthusiasm. Their commitment is the basis of Windmöller & Hölscher's market leadership in the flexible packaging sector over many decades.
It is our customers, however, who have the greatest share in our success and market position. Knowing that they will get from us the perfect solution for their specific production requirements, they put their trust in us and rely on our most advanced machinery and equipment.
Windmöller & Hölscher and systems are currently in operation in more than 130 countries and at more than 5,000 customer plants, which impressively proves that we live up to our company maxim "Passion for Innovation”.
Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) is one of the leading machine manufacturers in the world for the flexible packaging industry. With a staff of about 2100 employees at 16 locations within the W&H group worldwide, the sales achieved in 2007 amounts to approximately € 450 million. The manufacturing program includes blown and cast film extrusion systems, flexo and gravure printing presses, coating and laminating equipment, bag, sack and carrier bag machines, woven film processing lines and packaging machines.
Blown Film Extrusion Lines VAREX
VAREX extrusion lines represent the latest state of the art in blown film technology. Because of their modularity, the VAREX blown film extrusion systems can be exactly tailored to any specific requirement profile. Their universal range of applications include anything from 8 micron PE-HD liner film to 9-layer barrier film.
Cast Film Extrusion Lines FILMEX
FILMEX stands for custom configured cast film lines for the production of demanding films that are geared to a great variety of packaging applications ranging from bread, meat and confectionery to stretch and protective films for the safe transportation and handling of the most diverse products.The FILMEX is capable of handling all customary polymer groups such as PP, PE, PA, EVOH and tie layer resins equally perfectly.
Flexo Printing Presses PRIMAFLEX C, MIRAFLEX C, NOVOFLEX C, ASTRAFLEX, VISTAFLEX C
Windmöller & Hölscher offers an extensive range of flexo printing presses for flexible packaging applications. Central cylinder flexographic presses of any size and performance standard give you a wide choice or repeat lengths and production capabilities.
Gravure Presses HELIOSTAR G and HELIOSTAR S
Gravure printing presses, based on W&H's over 50 years of experience in the design and construction of gravure presses for package printing applications, are available for the most different substrates and meet the requirements when it comes to productivity and quality.
Laminating Machines VARICOATER LF (LF = solventless)
High capacity laminating machines for demanding laminates consisting of plastic films, paper, aluminium foil and similar materials.
Bag and Sack Machines
Windmöller & Hölscher commands decades of experience and the biggest share in the paper sack and FFS (Form, Fill, Seal) market segments. We are the only manufacturer to offer, in addition to the FFS system, the complete upstream equipment from our own manufacture, including FFS film extrusion and converting machines. The program is completed by bottomers for hot-air sealed valve sacks made our of coated woven film.
Packaging Machines DIAMANT, TOPAS, OPAL, RUBIN
Windmöller & Hölscher is the world leading provider of FFS systems. FFS (Form, Fill, Seal) is the integral packaging concept designed for bag making, filling and closing in a single pass on the same machine and provides the highest efficiency level for many packaging applications.