Virtual EXPO 2021
Second Virtual EXPO from W&H shows 12 Tech Sessions for extrusion, printing and converting customers. Over 2,000 visitors from around 100 countries tuned in for the latest news in machinery for the flexible packaging market.The sessions from the Virtual EXPO 2021 continue to be available for interested parties as recordings.
On June 22 & 23, 2021, machine manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher held its second Virtual EXPO to present its latest technologies and products. “Many live shows are still postponed – so we decided to host another great virtual event to inform our customers,” said Peter Steinbeck, CEO and Managing Partner at W&H.
To accommodate different time zones of visitors, the Virtual EXPO was held live two times a day. In three Tech Arenas, one dedicated to extrusion, one to printing and one to converting, 12 different sessions were held by W&H experts. W&H’s subsidiaries GARANT, specialist for paper bag machines and AVENTUS, focused on FFS-technology, joined the Tech Arena for converters and fillers. In addition to the sessions, sales contact persons from around the world were available for individual chats and consultations at the platform.
2 days, 3 Arenas, 12 Sessions
The 12 tech sessions focused on the three main topics efficient production, Packaging 4.0 and sustainability. New Technologies like the OPTIMEX II blown film line in working width 2.600 mm and the corresponding all new winder FILMATIC II O were introduced. The sessions for printers also introduced a new winder, optimized for less waste and highest winding quality. It also included in-depth explanations of the flexo and gravure printing processes with a focus on different automation and handling systems. In the Converting Arena visitors were shown the broad portfolio of the W&H group and its subsidiaries: From the sift-proof AD Pro Film sack to the new MATADOR e.Bag made of paper.
In the future the company sees a beneficial combination of digital and in-person-events. “Virtual shows are great because they are easy to attend and save travelling time. However, the experience of meeting in person at live events is unique and very important to us. So, we are looking very much forward to the K 2022! We will for sure use the digital possibilities to make attendance as easy as possible, but we will also be in Düsseldorf with our booth, “ concluded Steinbeck. The sessions from the Virtual EXPO 2021 continue to be available for interested parties as recordings. If you want to gain access, please contact your W&H sales representative or visit our website.
TECH ARENA 1: EXTRUSION
|Introduction and Welcome by the W&H Executive Board||"Passion for Innovation" is the claim W&H lives by. Learn more about what this means for us - especially during a live- and business changing event like the COVID 19 pandemic.|
|The new OPTIMEX II||Get to know the new OPTIMEX II blown film line with extended width up to 2600mm. Its performance enhancing improvements for PE films let you increase your efficiency even more.|
|TURBOSTART @ VAREX II||Increase your production efficiency by a one-button stop & start of your blown film line with just one operator. Learn more about how Turbostart simplifies the process, makes it faster and safer.|
|DIE CONTROL WIZARD @ FILMEX II||Perform product changeovers with 70% less waste and changeover time - increasing the efficiency and sustainability of your production.|
|RUBY||Improve your production the easy way with smart data analytics - meet RUBY, the IoT System by W&H.|
TECH ARENA 2: PRINTING
|Welcome by the Board||"Passion for Innovation" is the claim W&H lives by. Learn more about what this means for us - especially during a live- and business changing event like the COVID 19-pandemic.|
|NOVOFLEX II||Get to know the strongest CI flexo printing press: Highest machine rigidity, consistent print quality and ergonomical handling allows you to produce more efficiently. Experience yourself how we print a most demanding motif with highest speeds.|
|FILMATIC II||Get details on the new FILMATIC II C winder: optimized for less waste and highest winding quality. Experience the performance of this new winder on a very thin and sensitive breathable film.|
|VISION @ MIRAFLEX II||Detect errors, learn their causes and correct them in the downstream process - Learn more about how our integrated web monitoring and inspection system VISION and RUBY go hand in hand for intelligent print production.|
|HELIOSTAR II||In this sessions we will show you how gravure printing in 7C achieves excellent print quality and high speeds on new sustainable materials, like 25 micron MDO PE.|
TECH ARENA 3: CONVERTING & PACKAGING
|Welcome by the Board||"Passion for Innovation" is the claim W&H lives by. Learn more about what this means for us - especially during a live- and business changing event like the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|AD proFilm MP||Combine long product shelf life, product protection and high speed and dust free filling with the AD proFilm MP - The Best Sift-Proof Valve Sack On The Market. In this session we introduce the sack concept and the machines needed for its production. |
|Paper mailer bags are on the rise in the e-commerce market - learn more about how to produce the sustainable solutions with a version of the proven MATADOR made especially for E-Commerce bags. |
|TRIUMPH 5-F6 |
|If large order volumes and speed play a major role for you, learn more about the high performance machine TRIUMPH 5-F6, which is used for medium and large size block bottom bags. A new chapter in the TRIUMPH success story.|
|TOPAS SF (by AVENTUS)||Learn more about the new technical features for highest production, easy operation and more reliability in the world class FFS-Machine by AVENTUS.|