August 13, 2013

On the heels of the Graham Group’s acquisition of majority interest in American Kuhne (AK) in October 2012 and Graham Engineering Corporation’s (GEC) acquisition of Welex in June 2013, GEC announced today that the three will exhibit together at K 2013, October 16-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany in Hall 14, Stand 14A54. 

‘Together, GEC, AK and Welex create a convergence of leading technologies, people and capabilities in extrusion. We are excited about the multiple points of synergy for the markets we serve and look forward to adding further technologies, businesses and talent to our platform,’ said founder, Donald Graham.

‘True to our motto ‘Innovation Taking Shape™’, we have already leveraged patented GEC die-centering technology to create precise, full closed-loop control of concentricity for the benefit of AK medical tubing customers and are actively working on additional innovations,’ said GEC Chairman Kerlin.

At K 2013, GEC will exhibit innovation in Graham Wheel clamp technology that introduces flexibility and configurability to enable a range of package shapes and sizes on a single platform. AK will show extruder technologies for energy savings, quick changeover, and configurability. And Welex will highlight the new Welex Converge CTS™ Sheet Line, conical twin screw technology for dryerless PET and PLA sheet production. 

GEC is an industry-leading supplier of extrusion blow molding equipment and offers a complete range of monolayer and multilayer blow molding equipment and technology upgrades including: rotary wheel blow molders for bottle sizes from 85 ml up to 5-gallon packaging applications, shuttle machines for up to 10- liter capacity, reciprocating screw and shot pot machinery for lightweight HDPE containers, and single and dual head accumulator head industrial machines for up to 75lb shot capacities.

AK is a leading global supplier of standard and customized single screw extruders, feed screws, and controls to multiple end-use applications, as well as complete extrusion systems for medical tubing, pipe, and profile.

Welex is the global standard in high performance sheet extrusion solutions™. With over four decades of leadership, innovation and performance, Welex leads the industry with solutions installed in more than 3,000 customer locations in 69 countries. Welex innovations include co-extrusion and multi-layer methods that lead the industry as well as dozens of barrier lines installed globally.


For more information or to schedule a meeting at K 2013, contact: 

Graham Engineering Corporation,  1203 Eden , York, PA USA 17402, 

phone +1 717-848-3755,  fax +1 717-846-1931,,  email 

Welex, 1600 Union Meeting , Blue Bell, PA USA 19422, 

phone +1 215-542-8000,  fax +1 215-542-9841,,  email 

American Kuhne, 401 Main , Ashaway, RI USA 02804, 

phone +1 401-326-6200,  fax +1 401-326-6201,,  email 



Press Contact: Gina Haines, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer 

+1 404-386-6830

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