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Windmoeller & Hoelscher sells 100th Optimex to Montreal’s Polykar

Montreal-based flexible packager Les Industries Polykar has snapped up the 100th Optimex blown film line manufactured by equipment supplier Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H).


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August 6, 2014 by Canadian Plastics

Montreal-based flexible packager Les Industries Polykar has snapped up the 100th Optimex blown film line manufactured by equipment supplier Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H).

The line is the company’s first investment in W&H technology and is expected to be in production in autumn 2014.

W&H is headquartered in Lincoln, R.I., and its 3-layer Optimex line was first made available in 2009.

In July 2014, Polykar announced an $8 million expansion to its manufacturing facility in Saint-Laurent, Montreal. This includes not only the new Optimex,  but also an additional 30,000 square feet to its current LEED certified building. By the end of 2014, the completed expansion will result in a 105,000-square-foot facility.

Polykar sells its products to distributors of sanitation products, food products and packaging across Canada. The company is a supplier to major buying groups that include Adapt, Balpex, Colabor, Dissan, Itwal and Wood Wyant.