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4 new trainees at POLYWEST


We like to welcome 4 new trainees starting their 3 year apprenticeship within the POLYWEST-Team. Gabriel Kowalski (Left) and Julian Venheus (middleleft) will work in the maintance department. Mrs Pia Rabbe (middle right) and Mr. Alexander Wigger (right) start their training in the administration and sales department. At the POLYWEST Banner the trainers Mrs Christina Rathmer (HR) und Mr. Adolf Borgers (technical trainer) are shown.
The vocational training of 9 trainees is done in 3 different areas,  in business and administration,  in plastic processing and the mechanical and electrical maintenance.



With the POLYCARBON adapters, Polywest offers a three-stage system for flexographic printing. All POLYCARBON adapters have a wear-resistant and robust carbon surface. Additionally to vibration damping the carbon surface withstands frequent handling or sleeve changes.

POLYCARBON BASIC is the clever adapter with a solid structure and suitable for use in all standard flexographic printing machines.

POLYCARBON ALLROUND stands out due to its more vibration-damping carbon structure. This results in an improved printing performance with a simultaneous weight reduction, in particular for adapters with larger wall thicknesses. The ALLROUND is therefore up to almost all printing challenges.

The POLYCARBON FAST is the speed master among the Polywest adapters and is designed for the highest quality demands at maximum printing speed.

With the POLYCARBON HYDRAULIC, Polywest also offers a well tried and tested hydraulic shaft adapter for maximum printing speeds for high quality demands.

Polywest “Your Print – Our Mission”.

Information Coronavirus

Dear Business Partners,

Due to the further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19) corona virus causes uncertainty and numerous open questions all over the world, we would like to inform you about the current situation at Polywest. Polywest continuously monitors the situation and takes all options to protect our employees and customers as well as to ensure our production and delivery capability.

CoronavirusProtecting the health of our customers and employees is our top priority! It goes without saying that we adhere to the recommendations of politics and the World Health Organization. If possible, employees work from home office and in the internal offices we have arranged that our employees maintain the recommended distance, so that max. 1-2 people are working per room.

We will continue to be there for you – our production continues smoothly! Our production runs as usual, our suppliers deliver Polywest like before and we have adjusted our production to the situation so that we can continue to deliver on time. However, we ask for your understanding, if in spite of all efforts and only in single cases individual shipments are delayed due to the situation in transport.

If you have any questions about offers, your order, delivery times, transports, etc. our agents in your respective country and our sales team are at your disposal under the known telephone numbers and email addresses or at the central telephone number 02561 / 9321-23 and the central email:

We remain optimistic and hope that the situation will improve soon. With respect for another and support for another, we will master this crisis with prudence.

Please stay healthy and take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Sincerely your Polywest team

Senior Key Account Manager

Andreas Drüke

Andreas Drüke

From now on Mr. Andreas Drüke will strengthen our sales team as Senior Key Account Manager.
Mr. Drüke has many years of international experience in the field of web offset printing and acquires the necessary knowledge about sleeves and adapters for flexo printing in current trainings. Starting from January 2020 Mr. Drüke will be responsible for cooperation and communication with our international sales partners. In this context he will visit markets and international costumers together with our local partners.

Notches & Rings

Sleeves von POLYWESTProduct improvements are sometimes small and not clearly visible, but important for lifetime of sleeves. Notches and interlocks are very good examples for such improvements. Today the plastic reeinforced notch is the standard version for notches within sleeves, shown in the ONYX+ sleeve in the picture. The older notch with a seperade metall plate will only be offered by special order from the costumer. The most used version is the black PU Ring, shown in the RUBIN+ sleeve. The PU Ring made out of Polyurethane is durable, protects the baseslave on the gearside and do not damage or cut off the Pin on the cylinder. For carbon adapters or bridge sleeves the stainless steel ring with the interlock notch is used. Some costumer prefer this more expensive version also for their sleeves.

Successful training – certificate for “The best”

Urkunde 2019 „Die Besten“ – IHK Nord Westfalen

Urkunde 2019 „Die Besten“ – IHK Nord Westfalen

In the summer of 2019, our apprentice Lena Wensing passed the IHK final examination as an industrial clerk with the grade “very good”. We would like to congratulate her once again on this great achievement.

In recognition of this success, the IHK North Rhine Westphalia has issued a certificate for “The best”. Of course, it is also a great pleasure for us.

Ms. Wensing was taken on an employment relationship after the training and supports our sales department since 26.06.2019.

We look forward to a continued good cooperation with her!

New person in Sales Team

Mrs. Lena Wensing have had finished her apprenticeship at POLYWEST in summer with a very good result. Now she is working in our internal sales team togther with her collegues Mrs. Chrstin Junghans and Mr. Dominik Wellmann. We wish all success for her new job in the sales office.

Strenghening the R&D Team

Ahaus, 2nd May 2019

POLYWEST had strenghend their R&D Team, Mr. Markus Schlapschi started on 2nd May. 2019 as head of R&D deparmend.

Mr. Schlapschi had a degree as master of Engineering, and has had 4 years of experience within the flexographic industry, he has worked in R&D for an other sleeve producer in Germany.

In the future Mr. Schlapschi will work on developing new products or production technologies or machinery to produce sleeve and adapter systems. As well as he will strenghen our technical team.

We wish Mr. Schlapschi all the best in his new job.

It´s time to say good bye

Time to say good bye to Paul Deneke

Time to say good bye to Paul Deneke

On 20th March we say good bye to Mr. Paul Deneke, after more than 16 years working in the sales department dealing with german speking costumers, Mr. Deneke is now in his retirement, we wish him all the best. Mrs Lena Wensing will be the successor, she will finish her trainee program in spring time to become a full member in our sales team.

Photo: Mr. Paul Deneke (right) and Mr. Jörg C. Saueressig (left)

Teddybear at POLYWEST

POLYWEST had made a donation of 500 € to action teddybear. Action Teddy helps children after an accident, they are getting their teddybear in the rescue car during transport to hospital. The teddybear helps the kids, giving some comfort, the bear stays with them all time, go everywhere they are going and will be a good friend after leaving the hospital.

We think a very good campaign to support, for this we step back from giving chrismas presents.

Now one of the teddybears is at home at POLYWEST.


Picture shows Mr. Huesker (middle) of Action Teddy and Mr. Jörg C. Saueressig (left) und Mr. Michael Kockentiedt with the bears

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