• PR_Baldwin_K 2019
    • Baldwin to showcase disruptive technologies that drive profitability at K 2019

      Flexible film production innovations deliver enhanced quality, productivity and energy efficiency

      ST. LOUIS — September 24, 2019 — Baldwin Technology Company Inc., a world-leading provider of  process enhancement technologies for flexible film, sheet and print production, is pleased to announce its participation at K 2019, Dusseldorf, October 16-23. At booth C53, hall 4, Baldwin Technology will showcase ground-breaking cleaning, surface treatment, coating and drying innovations tailored to optimize process profitability.

      “We are proud and excited to show our state-of-the-art innovations ideal for flexible film extrusion, lamination and printing systems at K 2019,” said Peter Hultberg, CCO, Baldwin Technology. “For example, we will show how you can gain additional hours of extra production time a year thanks to our automatic cleaning system.”

      Baldwin’s proven FilmCylinderCleaning system offers automated and highly efficient cast and chill cylinder cleaning performed during operation, enabling maximal uptime while enhancing the film quality. Valuable production time and material costs are saved.  Manual cleaning of chill rolls can take in averages 30-60 minutes, often with the extrusion line being stopped. Automated cleaning with Baldwin’s FilmCylinderCleaning only takes 2 to 3 minutes.

      Also new to the plastic film industry and presented at K 2019, is a new generation of Ahlbrandt Corona technologies. The highly energy efficient Ahlbrandt Corona surface treatment feature top-of the line-performing electrodes, ensuring enhanced ink and glue adhesion leading to flawless printing and laminating results. Thanks to its innovative solutions for fast and easy service, electrodes can be changed in just a few seconds, maximizing the production uptime.

      The even and precise Ahlbrandt Rotor Spray coating secures a film quality with long term anti-fog properties and release for demolding thermoformed parts. Utilizing a non-contact application technology, it saves both chemistry and energy consumption and unlike other processes, there is no harm to any recycling of the finished film.

      The high-efficiency Ahlbrandt Hot Air Dryer solutions are specially designed for drying of plastic films at low temperature and at top production speeds with optimum edge-to-edge evenness.

      Baldwin’s innovations deliver complete process enhancement for flexible film and sheet extrusion production as well as excellent print results. By empowering the quality of film characteristics for a flawless product and improving the overall quality, process productivity and energy efficiency, the production will be more profitable and sustainable.   

      For more information, please contact:
      Michael Stürmer, Vice President, Product line Cleaning, Baldwin:
      michael.stuermer@baldwintech.com or +49 172 354 4272
      Holger Bätz, Managing Director, Ahlbrandt:
      holger.baetz@ahlbrandt.de or +49 160 530 3867

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      Baldwin Technology Company Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of innovative process-automation equipment, parts, service and consumables for the printing, packaging, textile, plastic film extrusion and corrugated industries. As a total solutions provider, Baldwin offers our customers a broad range of market-leading technologies, with a focus on improving the economic and environmental efficiency of production processes. Through a global footprint of 21 company-owned locations and an extensive network of partners, our customers are supported globally, regionally and locally by dedicated sales and service team members who add value by forming long-term relationships. Baldwin is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partners, a Barry-Wehmiller company. For more, visit baldwintech.com.


      BW Forsyth Partners is the investment arm of multibillion-dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller. Established in 2009, BW Forsyth Partners blends Barry-Wehmiller’s unparalleled legacy of value creation and people-centric culture development with keen investing experience to help companies realize their true potential. With a focus limited to areas known well, BW Forsyth Partners seeks to partner with leadership teams to acquire small- to middle-market companies in the capital and component equipment, and professional services sectors. In each of our operating companies, BW Forsyth Partners deploys operational improvements and strategy development without compromising the autonomy, strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit of their leadership teams. For more information, visit bwforsyth.com.


    • Sep 23, 2019