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Thailand is the main market for Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) in Southeast Asia, and its second biggest in all of the continent. At the same time, the country’s technological needs are constantly rising in line with demand for increasingly higher-quality and higher-performance packaging, according to Michael Fischer, managing director, Asia Pacific, who spoke to Plastics Today at the recent Tiprex show in Bangkok, Thailand.

September 28, 2009

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W&H scores success in Thailand

Thailand is the main market for Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) in Southeast Asia, and its second biggest in all of the continent. At the same time, the country’s technological needs are constantly rising in line with demand for increasingly higher-quality and higher-performance packaging, according to Michael Fischer, managing director, Asia Pacific, who spoke to Plastics Today at the recent Tiprex show in Bangkok, Thailand. One example of this is the recent delivery of a cutting-edge, 10-color Miraflex flexographic printing press to Prepack Thailand. The print width is 1450 mm and speed is up to 370 m/min.

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W&H’s Fischer says Thailand’s converters are continuing to invest in state-of-the-art equipment despite the economic slowdown.

Fischer says that Thai converters have, over the years, come to be able to utilize highly automated German machinery at high efficiency levels and get the very last kilogram out of their production lines. “And they have to do so in order to stay competitive in the export market,” he notes.

W&H will hold an open house in November at its headquarters in Germany, where it will debut a Varex three-layer blown-film line available at a significantly lower price point, as well as its Aquarex upside down extrusion process, among other highlights. —Stephen Moore

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