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Compressible sleeves successful since years

SOFTCOAT sleeves conductive (left) and no conductive with stainless steel ring (right)

SOFTCOAT sleeves conductive (left) and no conductive with stainless steel ring (right)

Compressible sleeves are sometimes new products for competitors today, but not for POLYWEST.
SOFTCOAT sleeves is the compressible sleeve from POLYWEST are successful on the market since many years and more than 10.000 SOFTCOAT sleeves are produced.
The compressible SOFTCOAT sleeves are available in two versions conductive (regarding ATEX95) and non conductive (turquoise colour), with three different hardness grades: Soft 55 Shore°A; Medium 63 Shore°A; Firm 70 Shore°A with hardness
tolerance +/- 2 Shore°A. For special costumer demands intermedia hardness steps are possible to be made.
Because of unique PU material and special production methods, POLYWEST can guarantee these tight tolerances in production on daily base.
The SOFTCOAT sleeves are only produced in + version with a reinforcement layer and offer a very good longtime stability and perfect print results at high speed.

Picture: SOFTCOAT sleeves conductive (left) and no conductive with stainless steel ring (right)

Nearly fifty years of expierence

On 16 th April 2018 Mr. Andreas Schmidt started at POLYWEST as Vice Manager of Production and will strengthen the technical team at POLYWEST. Together with the Production Manager Mr. Günther Buesge, Mr. Schmidt will be responsible for the Print an Non-Print production departments. Mr. Schmidt had 19 years of  expierence in sleeve and brigde making, Mr. Buesge more than 28 years at POLYWEST.  We wish Mr. Buesge and Schmidt all the best in their new job.

Looking for new agents + partners

POLYWEST is looking for new agents / partners in following countries:

Egypt, France, Iran, Israel, Colombia and Peru

If you are interested or you know someone who is suitable, please get in contact directly with Michael Bormann, Head of Sales in POLYWEST.

Saueressig & Partner GmbH & Co. KG

Michael Bormann
-Leiter Vertrieb / Head of Sales-

Tel.:+49 (0) 2561 9321- 39
Fax: +49 (0) 2561 9321- 40


Success by training on the job

Beginning of August 4 new trainees have started their 3 year apprenticeship period and are welcom Managing Director of the POLYWEST Company. Quality at a high level can only be guaranteed through highly qualified personnel. That is why vocational training has a high priority at POLYWEST Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co.KG. The vocational training is done in 3 different areas: Mrs Janning and Mr. Höing started a training in business and administration; Mr. Höing and Mr. Moor in plastic processing;

Photo (from left to right): Jörg C. Saueressig with Luca Höing, Lara Janning, Tobias Eing and Christian Moor

Flexo Printing grows in China

In May Michael Bormann, Head of Sales in POLYWEST, visited the „International Printing Technology Exhibition“ in Peking.
To support the reseller “HuiYea” based in Shanghai on the spot, Mr Bormann was three days on their booth.
POLYWEST is already a few years successful in the Chinese market and equipped amongst others a XXL-machine for corrugated cardboard preprint.

Because of the positive impression of the very good visited exhibition and the statements of the agent, Mr Bormann gives following forecast: “With our new agency “hy” we see a massive growing potential. Not only because of the very good portfolio and the very good position of our agency in the market but also because of the trend to flexo printing in China. We assume to increase our turnover in China ten times in the next years.”

New certification ISO 9001:2015

POLYWEST is running since many years a quality management system (QMS)  ISO 9001. This spring, there is not only a normal recertification audit, but a change to the new norm  ISO 9001:2015, this means some changes and new items, specially the risk management is new. This was a challange for the quality team and all members of the staff and was taken over successfully, as the new certificate according to ISO 9001:2015 shows. Never the less it is our goal to produce products in time in perfect quality for our costumers.

Good for the environment

POLYWEST needs for their 3-shift production electric power and heating energy for temperature curing of sleeves and adapters. In the last months we have renewed parts of the heating and ventilation system for the production areas. In addition we invested in a combined heat and power plant.

This cogeneration unit was built by the local company 2G, it will produce in future 20KW electric power and in addition 44 KW heating energy. By these measures the climate in the production can be adjusted in different areas for their special requirements. With these investments we be saving quit a lot of energy and costs and at the end it will be good for the environment.

Corrugated paper pre-print with XXL-Sleeves

16-11-gruppenbild-grupo-gondiIn 2015 POLYWEST received a big order of XXL-Sleeves for the first Allstein machine in the corrugated paper pre-print area.

More than 300 XXL-Sleeves were made for a printer based near Atlanta, Georgie in the US and delivered in 2016. Meanwhile POLYWEST heard that the machine is running well.

Since 2011 POLYWEST equipped already several BOBST 90SIX model with their XXL-Sleeves.
In 2014 BOBST installed the first CI press for preprint and liner board applications at Grupo Gondi, Mexico that Polywest equipped with XXL-Sleeves also.

Ever since they have been used for production, the XXL-Sleeves performed at the customer with full satisfaction which resulted in a repeat visit of a Grupo Gondi delegation, see picture, to Polywest in Ahaus, Germany and a new order of an extensive XXL-Sleeve package for their second BOBST 90SIX press, that will be commissioned in 2017 at a different Grupo Gondi facility.

Eurasia Ambalaj Istanbul

Beginning of November POLYWEST joined the Aurasia Ambalaj Packaging Fair in Istanbul/ Turkey by our partner UZE Ambalaj Sanayi VE TIC A.S., on 4 days on the show the 1200 companies show the latest trends in packaging and printing technology.

More than 50.000 visitors from more than 90 countries come to Istanbul and visitors are welcome by the sales team on the UZE booth. The Eurasia proof again as a important part of the strong growing printing and packaging industry.


DRUPA 2016

More than 260.000 vistors are coming to the DRUPA fair in Düsseldorf, POLYWEST joined the fair. On our booth we have had a lot talks with different costumer groups, packaging printers, machine manufactures and other visitors who are interested in the POLYWEST product range.

New products presented first time are, Lightweight Sleeves PREMIUM and the new carbonfiber adapter PREMIUM HM CFRP Bridge for high quality and high printing speeds.


After 11 days on the show, we wish to see you again on DRUPA 2020 starting 23.06. to 03.07.

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