Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) have been active in the hygiene sector since 1976. In the 1980s, they developed the first four-lane handkerchief-converting machine, followed in 2013 by the W+D’s FLOWTOS as an innovative two-lane system. W+D-make handkerchief production machines have been successful for decades. They make up a market share of 95% in Europe. When W+D acquired BICMA Hygiene Technologie GmbH in 2018, the Personal Hygiene business unit was strengthened as a result. In order to bundle the joint competencies and communicate them to the outside world, W+D and BICMA have been operating under the new brand name W+D BICMA Hygiene Solutions since the beginning of 2021. The introduction of the world’s fastest production line for the manufacture and packaging of tissue handkerchiefs is the next big step for W+D BICMA.
Market leadership and turnkey solutions
Single packaging of handkerchief packages featuring optimized cell-wheel technology
As a fully automated high-speed complete system for the mass market, the new W+D 624 R line achieves a peak output of up to 10,000 tissue handkerchiefs per minute. Based on the successful W+D 624.03, the system was supplemented with the new, but already hundredfold proven cell-wheel technology to packaging individual packets of handkerchiefs. The linear insertion movement of the product stack filling the cell-wheel was function optimized. As a result, it now features increased process reliability. In this way, stack-counts of 5 up to 15 handkerchiefs, however, generally ten are neatly and reliably packaged.