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HexaSolutions invests in eCon synchro knife sheeter from BW Papersystems to double yearly output

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French paper converter will also highly improve cut and stack quality

HexaSolutions, a paper and board converter based in Château-Thierry, Champagne province, in the heart of France, refer to themselves as firefighters. Firefighters for their customers: offset printers. No matter if they urgently need a specific paper grammage or a certain sheet size or if they want to use their existing rolls but in a smaller width, HexaSolutions is dedicated to serving their customers, offering customized solutions in superior quality.

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For providing such around-the-clock services, the company heavily relies on its equipment. Having started their business 5 years ago, HexaSolutions sees a permanent growth especially in their folio sheeting business. With the rising demand for high quality stacks, with grammages ranging from 100 g/m2 in paper up to 400 g/m2 in board, their existing sheeting equipment no longer meets the high requirements in cut quality.

By investing now, in a new eCon synchro knife folio sheeter from BW Papersystems’ brand MarquipWardUnited, HexaSolutions will be able to provide their customers with press ready stacks with superior cut and stack quality and the quick delivery they need.

"The cut quality and the wide spectrum of production capacities of the eCon sheeter were really the key factors of this investment," said Christophe Kopp, Managing Director of HexaSolutions. "As a converter, we should provide the best stack quality and the best delivery time for our customers based around Paris, so we were convinced to make the right choice with BW Papersystems equipment." His new eCon folio sheeter has a 1650 mm working width, is equipped with 4 unwinds and features the industry leading MarquipWardUnited knife technology with a maximum knife load of 1000 g/m² for flexibly converting a wide range of products. This new sheeter ideally supports HexaSolutions’ mission to be their customers’ firefighters.

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But HexaSolutions does not only want to improve its product quality with the addition of a new synchro knife sheeter from BW Papersystems, they also expect to double their production output from 5,000 tons to 10,000 tons per year. Their ambitious goal: HexaSolutions wants to become the Number 1 paper and board converter for Paris, the capital city of France, and its suburbs. "Our eCon sheeter will be the most modern sheeter installed in a paper converting plant in France, and so with this new investment our target is to establish ourselves as a premium folio sheet supplier," concludes Kopp.

HexaSolutions’ decision for an eCon sheeter from BW Papersystems and MarquipWardUnited continues its global success story. Since its launch in September 2014, the eCon has been sold more than 40 times. The sheeter in France marks the 7th installation in Europe, with more installations to come in the next months.

BW Papersystems incorporates nine of the strongest brands in the industry: BW Bielomatik, Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited, SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik and Wrapmatic. Market leading technology is available for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials, plus stationery, passport production, RFID processing, Book-on-Demand finishing and specialized paper converting applications.  For the corrugating industry, we offer full corrugators, rotary die cutters, flexo folder gluers and starch mixing systems. 

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