Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution shifts to W&H Technology Center

Miraclon’s Flexcel NX Ultra Solution provides solvent and VOC-free options

Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution from Miraclon
Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution from Miraclon

Renovations at the Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) Technology Center in Lengerich, Germany, has been completed and included moving their in-house prepress technology – a Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution from Miraclon – to a brand-new plate room for quicker and easier accessibility. 

Flexcel NX Ultra Solution providing various options for flexographic plates

Providing a fast and solvent-free, and VOC-free option to predictable, consistent, and top-quality flexographic plates, the Flexcel NX Ultra Solution is used at W&H for a broad range of applications, including plate-making for press demonstrations and printing tests, as well as customer events.

“We really value our partnership with the team at W&H, who shares a similar vision about where the flexo industry is moving to,” says Grant Blewett, Chief Commercial Officer at Miraclon. 

“Since the equipment has been installed in 2019, it has worked virtually uninterrupted for demonstrations and application development tests. We look forward to seeing more customers face-to-face again in the near future to showcase the capabilities of Flexcel NX Solutions on W&H’s state-of-the-art flexo presses,” Blewett added.

Ulrich Harte, W&H Product Management, adds: “Our 10,000 square-meter Technology Center is the largest of its kind anywhere in the world, and it’s equipped with cutting-edge technologies

We can demonstrate the entire packaging printing value chain, including prepress here in one place to existing and potential customers in a live atmosphere that is closely aligned to practical needs. The availability of innovative technologies like Miraclon’s Flexcel NX Ultra Solution is crucial to our ability to present high-quality flexo packaging printing as an efficient end-to-end process,” Harte added.


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