W+D BICMA Hygiene Solutions with a new sustainability concept
With the innovative "Green Manta" concept, tons of plastic foil can be saved
Neuwied, Germany – February 2022 — At the beginning of 2022, BICMA Hygiene Technologie GmbH was integrated into Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) and all business activities were brought together at the headquarters in Neuwied. The joint W+D BICMA Hygiene Solutions brand will be retained for the hygiene sector in the future.
The new "Green Manta" module from W+D BICMA now combines the expertise of the two W+D segments Mail Solutions and Hygiene Solutions and creates an environmentally friendly and efficient individual packaging for hygiene articles that is made of paper. As for example, around 25 million square meters of plastic film are used for individual packaging of night napkins in the course of a year - this corresponds to an area of almost 3,500 football pitches! Thus, sustainability and avoiding plastic waste are topics of increasing urgency in the disposable personal care industry.
Paper is a renewable and biodegradable, ecological raw material and in order to avoid this plastic waste, W+D combines the best of both corporate worlds: Green Manta has replaced the previous PE individual packaging with a flat paper bag, similar to a small envelope. The production takes place in one step: from the production and folding of the hygiene product to the insertion into the also inline manufactured bag. This type of packaging is suitable for panty liners, pads and light incontinence products. W+D BICMA also offers this concept for retrofitting existing machines of all brands.
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Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) offers a wide range of highly efficient, integrated system solutions for the mail and postal industry, as well as for the tissue and hygiene industry. With more than 100 years of industry-shaping innovations, W+D has core competence in the converting and processing of thin and in-homogeneous materials—such as paper, tissue and nonwovens—at high speeds and tight tolerances. With innovative and tailor-made system solutions and services, W+D focuses on the entire internal value chain for its customers. Part of the Barry-Wehmiller family, W+D has production and distribution sites in Germany, Malaysia and the United States, with sales and service support around the world. For more, go to w-d.de.
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