OLBRICH and Polytype Converting® are the well-known leading brands of production machinery and equipment for web products, such as release material and labels, packaging films, paper finishing, energy/electronics, adhesive tapes, decorative films as well as wallcoverings, floor coverings and technical textiles. Coating, Drying, Laminating, Embossing, Calendering, Printing, Lacquering, Winding, Treating, Anti-Misting and Drives & Controls are our key technologies.
OLBRICH GmbH with its brand Polytype Converting® and its subsidiary R+S Automotive GmbH form today´s OLBRICH Group with close to 900 employees in their global network of facilities.
OLBRICH – create intelligent solutions.
From pilot plant scale widths up to 16ft wide in-line production lines, OLBRICH and Polytype Converting® offer complete coating and laminating lines as well as single machines; coaters from 60+ coating head configurations, employing technologies like multi-roll, smooth and gravure roll, pressurized gravure systems PGS®, coating chamber systems, comma and mayer bars, die and curtain; MISTEX® technology; drying systems, including our proprietary VACUTEX®, CTS® / TP® and “Clean-In-Place” technologies; embossing and smoothing calenders; film and melt roller calenders (MRC); printing machines; winding and packaging lines; drives & controls and complete scada systems.
Using our own state-of-the-art technical centres in Germany and Switzerland, we are in a position to combine established technologies to develop new machine concepts or processes resulting in the development of innovative new products creating a competitive advantage for our customers.
We are pleased that, despite the Corona effects, we are still in close contact with our customers and interested parties about specific projects. In the first half of this year, we have already received two further orders, which confirm our successful market position in the field of decorative films.
This includes a lacquering machine for a leading producer of high-quality artificial leather for the automotive industry. The machine serves as an extension of an OLBRICH lacquering line and is characterized by a high-precision, indirect coating module. The working width is up to 1.600 mm.
The other order includes a complete laminating and embossing line for lamination of up to three different films. The endproducts can be very diverse, from furniture films to self-adhesive films. The speed of the line is over 40 m/min. and the working width is up to 1,700 mm.
A special feature of the line is the special winding technology, which we at OLBRICH have developed explicitly for this order: With the newly developed cutting and splicing technology, start-up and product changeover losses are minimized even further. Thus, the overall efficiency of the entire line sustainably increases - to the benefit of our customers.
Indication of source: Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH / C2 Coating & Converting
C2 paid a virtual visit to Bischof + Klein
Bischof + Klein (B+K) is a leading, globally active full service supplier of flexible packaging as well as technical films made of plastics and composites. At five European sites in Germany, France, Great Britain and Poland, B+K employs more than 2700 people. C2 planned to pay B+K a visit at the company’s headquarters in Lengerich, Westphalia, but the coronavirus pandemic put a spoke in our wheel. So we instead decided to run a virtual interview with the packaging experts.
Recently and right before the worldwide corona lockdown, B+K put a new state-of-the-art coating line from Olbrich (Bocholt, Germany) into operation. This 35m long and 7,8m high line is mainly designed to produce protective film with low fish-eye count for silk-matt and high-gloss surfaces, e.g. for the furniture industry. “With the new installation, we have the next higher grade of quality in focus, as standstill means a step back for us,” Peter Lehrter, division manager technical films explains in conversation with C2. Therefore, it is a perfect fit that Olbrich has already acquired an outstanding reputation as a supplier of coating lines for protective films.
Bocholt/Germany, Dec. 22, 2020: As of January 01, 2020, Polytype Converting GmbH has been merged under company law into OLBRICH GmbH. The brands’ Polytype Converting and OLBRICH will continue to serve their customers in their markets and branches.
Our customers will benefit from the decades of expertise of the OLBRICH, Polytype Converting and Pagendarm brands and the resulting consolidation and optimization of existing product segments and divisions. The entire service segment is being expanded internationally at the Group level.
All our locations will remain in operation and your familiar contacts will be available as usual.
For further information please contact us directly or visit our website www.olbrich.com and www.polytype-converting.com, where you will also find our contact details.