LINCOLN, RI - While awaiting the arrival of a new 3-layer VAREX co-extrusion line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher, Next Generation Films in Lexington, OH, has placed an order for another VAREX line. This marks Next Generation's 6th investment in W&H machinery, and the 3rd in the past year alone.
Steady growth has led Next Generation to continue investing in capital equipment. Both new high-output VAREX lines have grooved feed extruders (105.30/135.30/105.30D), a 35" OPTIFIL® P2 die, and FILMATIC® T dual turret winder.
These lines will add more than 50 million pounds of capacity per year, all of which has been presold for the production of custom films.
Last year, Next Generation boasted $100 million in annual sales, with the goal of doubling that figure within the next five years. According to Dave Frecka, who founded the company in 1994, it is on it's way to reaching that goal ahead of schedule.
Frecka is a strong proponent of minimizing the company's carbon footprint. He has erected a wind turbine and recycling center on the company campus. His patent pending nano-technology helps the company develop strong 3-layer films with minimal materials.
Next Generation Films, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is a supplier of specialty films to a variety of markets, including the food packaging, automobile, courier, manufactured housing and protective packaging segments. They are now the largest film producer in Ohio, with a quickly growing blown film plant that now boasts 24 lines. (www.nextgeneration.com)
Windmoeller & Hoelscher is a leader in the design, manufacturing 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)