Windmöller & Hölscher participates in Chinaplas 2021

W&H presented variety of solutions at Chinaplas 2021

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W&H stall at Chinaplas 2021
W&H stall at Chinaplas 2021

Last month the 34th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries or Chinaplas 2021 was held in Shenzhen. Packaging machine manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) presented the latest solutions for extrusion, printing, and converting during the expo.

Among its film applications, Windmöller & Hölscher presented its entire machine portfolio. It showcased recyclable MDO-PE films, PET replacement, CPP, and barrier films at W&H stall at Chinaplas 2021. According to the company, some hot topics of industrial packaging are complete PP woven machines for producing hot-air sealed block bottom valve bags, which will be regulated to be one of the standards of Chinese cement packaging. 

Another much-discussed technology is the AD Plastic II for waterproofed PE valve bags, which is also made by hot air technology and finds wide application for packing powdery products.

W&H showed bag-making machines at Chinaplas 2021

W&H also presented Garant bag-making machines for paper and bag-making machines from Bäumer & Bäumer (B&B) for side-gusseted bags with re-closures and pouches inline spout insertion at the exhibition booth.

“A thoroughly positive market development and there is a clear trend towards more sustainability. We have not felt any sign of a cooling market during this exhibition,” Jinghui Dai, General Manager (WCN), said.

Around 3600 exhibitors and 152.134 visitors gathered in an area of 350.000 square meters. The fair was almost exclusively attended by visitors from China due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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