Packwell, Inc. Invests in 2nd TOPAS from W&H Bagging Powdered PVC Using FFS Technology
Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp.
23 New England Way
Lincoln, RI, 02865
Press release date: March 30, 2012
LINCOLN, RI - Packwell, Inc. a logistics service company based in LaPorte, TX has ordered a second TOPAS FFS machine from Windmoeller & Hoelscher. The TOPAS is scheduled for an early summer installation.
The new TOPAS will mark Packwell's entry into bagging powered PVC using FFS technology. Their first TOPAS is used for the packaging granular plastics.
While bagging powdered PVC with FFS technology has long been popular in Europe, US companies have employed this technology primarily for the bagging of free-flowing bulk goods, such as sugar, fertilizer, plastic pellets and salt. Recently, W&H has seen this change, with an increase in orders from US companies specifically for this application.
Packwell has covered warehouses in Houston, TX with over 120,000 sq. meters (1.3 million sq. ft.) of space. "We are now expanding globally, with our Shanghai warehouse operating since 2011. Our existing bagging capacity in Houston, TX is 4,200MT/day and expansion plans include Houston and international locations. Our intention with this additional W&H FFS TOPAS machine is to increase our capacity and flexibility for our customers," said Packwell Vice President, Ross Selvaggi.
Packwell is an ISO Certified Logistics company that has been in business since 1986. We are dedicated to safety, quality, and customer service. Our mission is to provide our customers with a plastic packaging and distribution center with superior quality and service at competitive market rates. (packwell.com)
Windmoeller & Hoelscher is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of flexographic and gravure printing presses, blown and cast film extrusion systems, multiwall equipment, plastic sack and bag making machines, as well as form-fill-seal machinery for the converting and packaging industry. (www.whcorp.com)
23 NEW ENGLAND WAY, LINCOLN, RI, USA 02865-4252
TEL: (401) 333-2770 or (800) 854-8702 FAX: (401) 333-6491 http://www.whcorp.com
Contact: Catherine Mattson-Fimmers
Date: March 30, 2012