Hudson-Sharp and Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), both part of Barry-Wehmiller, will be showcasing equipment at K2019 (hall 3, B16), held 16 to 23 October, 2019, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Hudson-Sharp joined PCMC as of October 1, 2019, and attendees may visit the companies’ joint booth during the show to view live demonstrations of two innovative machines.

Hudson-Sharp, a world-renowned leader in the making of bag-converting equipment, will be demonstrating its brand-new high-speed Apollo wicketer, with quick changeover features, automation, enhanced ergonomics and user interface, and increased output speeds. The Apollo’s smart features will enable customers to reduce scrap rates and collect improvement metrics to assist in production decisions.

A global leader in the design and manufacture of inline and CI presses, PCMC will be showcasing its Meridian laser anilox cleaner, which quickly deep-cleans anilox cells with a laser to remove deposited particles inside of the cells. This cleaning technology extends the life of anilox rolls and does not require any chemicals, sodium bicarbonate, polymer beads, water or detergents—making it a sustainable technology with a very low environmental impact. PCMC’s newest Meridian models include updated controls and a new internal traversing vacuum system.

“We’re very excited to welcome people into our booth to view two innovative machines,” said Kip Boie, Hudson-Sharp’s Global Sales Director. “This is an important show for us because Hudson-Sharp and PCMC are demonstrating our capabilities together for the first time at an industry show. The dynamic combination of Hudson-Sharp bag-converting and PCMC’s flexographic printing expertise will take our services and ability to meet customer needs to the next level.”


Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens, package-printing and bag-converting industries worldwide. Our comprehensive product offerings include rewinding, laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment for tissue and towels; folding and converting machines; and a complete range of flexographic printing presses and laser anilox cleaners, serving the flexible-packaging, prime-label and carton-converting industries. For more about PCMC, which is part of Barry-Wehmiller, go to


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to