Starlinger & Co. GmbH concluded important sales projects in the course of the trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Starlinger Open House, which was held around the same time in Weissenbach, Austria.
“The visitor quality during this year’s K exhibition was extraordinarily high”, says Starlinger sales director Herman Adrigan. “Most of the people who came to see us were experts from the respective industries – woven packaging production and plastics recycling – and knew what they wanted. And as always, also many long-time customers used the opportunity to come by and discuss current or future machinery investments.” With the multinational Starlinger sales staff and many of the Starlinger agents present at the booths in Hall 9 and Hall 16, plastic bag manufacturers and plastics recyclers from all over the world met with competent partners to find the best solutions for their needs and requirements.
All four Starlinger business units – textile packaging, consumer bags, recycling technology and viscotec – closed important sales contracts during the eight exhibition days. Together with the Starlinger Open House at the company premises in Lower Austria, the total sales generated during the exhibition period reached close to €30 million.
Convincing performance of the machinery exhibits
At K 2013, Starlinger exhibited four machines at two booths in two halls. The impressive viscotec viscoSTAR SSP reactor tower was a well visible landmark in Hall 16, and the new lamiTEC coating line for tubular and flat tape fabric stunned the audience with automatic roll change at full production speed of 220 m/min and excellent coating quality.
In Hall 9 Starlinger recycling technology had a recoSTAR universal C-VAC recycling line in operation. The newly developed C-VAC degassing module with improved capabilities for heavily printed or contaminated plastic scrap received great feedback from the industry, and the line was sold on-site to a Portuguese plastics recycling company. Two more lines for post-consumer and production scrap recycling were sold in the course of the exhibition in Düsseldorf.
In addition to the sale of the exhibited deCON decontamination dryer for rPET material, Starlinger viscotec also won an order for the new viscoSHEET PET sheet line that produces sheet out of up to 100 % rPET with guaranteed IV levels.
Starlinger’s textile packaging and consumer bags divisions scored with new-generation machine models in the winding, weaving, coating and converting machine ranges.
Starlinger, a Viennese family business with production sites in Weissenbach and St. Martin, Austria, and Taicang, China, is in the mechanical engineering industry since 1835 and has been exporting products worldwide for over 45 years. Being the world market leader in the field of machinery and complete lines for woven plastic bag production and PET recycling and refinement with an export quota of more than 99.5 %, Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. is a synonym for leadership in quality and technology in over 130 countries.
The establishment of branches in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, USA and Uzbekistan clearly underlines Starlinger’s emphasis on customer-oriented service and support.