BW Papersystems, a Baltimore, Md.-based unit of Barry-Wehmiller, St. Louis, Mo., acquired the QUESTEC technology from Ph-QUESTEC, based in Germany. Adding this specialized, innovative rotary crosscutting technology, which boasts special lightweight paper and film applications for the printing industry, will complement BW Papersystems’ sheeting and paper-converting product and technology offerings.

“We are excited about integrating the QUESTEC technology into our sheeting product line,” says Patrick Walczak, senior vice president sales, white and blue paper, BW Papersystems. “Not only does it provide opportunities to enhance our offerings for inline reel-fed printing, but it also helps us serve new markets, such as plastic film-cutting, cut-to-register applications for labels and other single-web specialty products.”

The QUESTEC technology handles and cuts very thin web-based paper and film grades for the inline-printing and specialized plastic-film industry.

“Our BW Papersystems product portfolio continues to get broader and more diverse,” says Neal McConnellogue, president of BW Papersystems. “But, I am even more grateful for the addition of the knowledge, talent and legacy of our new QUESTEC team members.” 

“I am excited to welcome our new team members and share our people-centric culture with them, as we continue to enhance and grow BW Papersystems’ offerings,” says Bob Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller.