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2. The XPANDER and XPANDER PLUS round
wipes packers offer an all-in-one Monoblock
design. These innovative systems boast the
only technology in the world to date capable
of delivering complete, 30-35ppm, round
wipes packing all in a strikingly small
footprint. The XPANDER serves both
entry-level operators and high volume
wet wipes manufacturers looking to diversify
Shemesh Automation Wet Wipes, exhibiting at
Booth 1241, is the world’s leading manufacturer
of round wipes packaging machinery. With over
25 years’ experience, it is uniquely positioned
to offer dedicated expertise and support to the
wet wipes market, and provides innovative, high
quality solutions not found elsewhere.
Revealed to the public for the first time will be
the XPANDER machine – read more on this debut
equipment further below!
Products supported include rigid canister
or bucket packs, and ready-made/pre-made
flexible pack bags, stand up pouches and refills.
Equipment modules manufactured include
feeders, wipes canister loaders, liquid fillers,
sealers, cappers, labellers, form fill and seal case
packers, and full quality control.
Complete line throughputs offered range from
30ppm up to 60ppm, 120ppm and 200ppm.
To complete its product portfolio Shemesh
Automation Wet Wipes has built a longstanding
partnership with Elsner Engineering Works Inc –
the US based converting machinery manufacturer.
Through this relationship the company is able
to further enhance its range with the ENR-1000
Fully Automatic Nonwovens Rewinder. The
company says this means it can provide a one-
stop-shop solution for the complete wet wipes
process, from master roll to finished, packed and
ex-investment banker who is spearheading the
company’s London operation and its 11 locations
around the world.
Global demand for wipes is forecast to
increase 5.2% annually through 2018 to
US$13.5bn, according to Freedonia market
Worldwide, sales of wipes will benefit from
rising incomes and urbanisation, as these
factors will boost the number of consumers
who can afford wipes and those who have
access to wipes. In addition, increases in
manufacturing activity and modernisation in
healthcare practices, especially in developing
countries, will drive gains as wipes provide
better protection from linting or cross
contamination than do more traditional cloth
or paper products.
In general, wipes benefit from being
convenient, disposable, and easy to use.
However, because wipes are considered
convenience products rather than
necessities, developed nations represent a
disproportionate share of sales. For instance,
although Western Europe and North America
had only 12% of the world’s population in
2013, they combined to account for 52% of
wipes sales. The US was the largest national
market, accounting for 23%. However,
developing markets will account for a rising
share of wipes sales through 2018. For
example, China, India, and Brazil will together
represent 29% of additional global sales
through the forecast period.
1. The FORTRESS is designed to create flexible
packs from a master roll of film. It forms the
bag, loads the wipes, fills, seals and
discharges the finished product. The
FORTRESS provides two levels of efficiency
through the economic use of raw materials
and savings gained from process
2. The SAW-MB200, an all-in-one monoblock
packer is designed for ready-made bags.
With the SAW-MB200, bags are stacked in a
magazine and fed into a rotary index table
where they are opened, loaded with wipes,
liquid filled, sealed and discharged.
The FORTRESS and SAW-MB200 are made to
service the jumbo rolls, standard wet wipes in
flexible packs and refill markets.
Shemesh Automation Wet Wipes is a division
of Shemesh Automation Ltd, a family owned
and run business operating across the pharma,
consumer goods, cosmetics, food and beverage
and chemicals industries.
Shemesh Automation is currently celebrating
its 25th year servicing and supporting over
750 Shemesh machines installed in nearly 30
countries worldwide. The company was founded
in 1990 in Tel Aviv, Israel by Mr Eli Shemesh, an
industry veteran with over 40 years’ experience
and is co-managed by Mr Shai Shemesh, an
1. In-line turnkey systems. Starting at 60ppm
and running up to 200ppm these systems
feature the company’s flagship canister
loader – the SAS Series. Officially launched
in 2013 and with more than 15 units already
installed globally, the SAS Series is the only
truly proven vertical nonwovens donuts
canister stuffer in the world.
Eli Shemesh (president and CEO) and Shai Shemesh (managing director) at the Xpander global rollout in London, January 2015
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