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New machines and packaging solutions from W&H

Apr 15, 2023

W&H and its subsidiary Garant at Hall 12, stand A39

Windmöller & Hölscher, a specialist in machinery in the flexible packaging market, will present new developments regarding the industry's hot topics – efficient production, circular economy, and digitization at Interpack 2023. The W&H slogan ‘Get in the Loop’ and the infinity symbol illustrates the way these three topics influence each other and contribute to the success of sustainability, the company said.

W&H will highlight new packaging solutions ready for the circular economy. At its stand, there will be examples of recycling as well as solutions that use high percentages of recycled materials. All solutions have been extruded and printed with W&H lines and have been tested for their practicality with W&H sack-making lines or with converting partners. Its subsidiary Garant Maschinenhandel, a specialist in paper bag machines, will focus on its technical developments in the field of paper packaging solutions for tomorrow.

Garant will provide a comprehensive understanding of the innovative machines and their applications at an in-house expo at the Garant technical center in Lengerich. This event will take place on 4, 5, 8, and 9 May 2023.

Circular economy – solutions ready for recycling

Recyclable pet food bags: W&H is showing two different approaches to this recyclable packaging solution, that is trending in the market: a blown film with a co-extruded EVOH barrier layer and one made with a functional barrier coating during the printing process.

Recyclable coffee pouch: A stretched MDO PE film with an EVOH barrier layer combined with PE sealing film. With a total amount of only 2% EVOH this solution exceeds the current recycling regulations, while at the same time providing the barrier properties for oxygen and water vapor required for this kind of packaging.

Circular economy – Solutions using recyclates

PE valve sack: All-new film recipe with 30 % post-industrial material that displays similar mechanical properties as a conventionally produced film.

Ruby App: With the IoT system RUBY from W&H, the value chain can be digitized and the data used to monitor, automate and improve packaging production. Now it's even easier with the new RUBY app: keep an eye on the production – no matter wherever you are.

Highlights from Garant

As a servo champion, Garant's carrier bag machine Triumph 5-F6 produces high-quality carrier bags with flat or twisted handles with significantly reduced changeover times and increased output.

With the e.BAG series, Garant offers demand-oriented machines, especially for e-commerce packaging. Whether flat and satchel bags, block bottom bags or cross bottom bags, the e.BAG series offers the possibility to select a machine that meets the requirements for paper shipping and return mailer bags.

The highlight of Garant's technical developments is the exclusive premiere of the latest cross-bottom bag machine (based on the renowned Triumph 5-F6). It carries the cost-effectiveness of compact cross-bottom bags to a new level, with over a dozen options for additional modules.

The cross-bottom paper bags are ideal for applications in the hygiene sector and are compatible with common filling stations.

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