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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

Support for local girls football team

Happy team members together with the trainer team Mrs. Tiebel and Mr. Mike Wensker member of the POLYWEST production management team.

POLYWEST is supporting local youth sports teams, this year POLYWEST have sponsored the girls football team of SV Union Wessum with weather jackets, to keep the team playing with the weather gets cold or rainy.

The picture show parts of the happy team members together with the trainer team Mrs. Tiebel and Mr. Mike Wensker member of the POLYWEST production management team.

4 new trainees starting

Photo (from left to right): Mrs M. Hilker, Mr P. Sicking, Mr. S. Özkaya, Mr. H. Ahmad

Beginning of August 4 new trainees have started their 3 year apprenticeship period and were welcome by  the 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,  in business and administration,  in plastic processing and the mechanical and electrical maintenance.


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)

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


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.

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