Booth K 2019

Solutions for efficient film production at the K Trade Fair

The film technology division of Hosokawa Alpine, one of the leading suppliers in the field of process engineering and blown film extrusion, is presenting its latest developments and current components for efficient film production at this year’s K Trade Fair. The K Trade Fair is the world’s leading trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry and is held between 16th and 23rd October in Düsseldorf/Germany. Innovative solutions for sustainability and utmost film quality take pride of place in Hosokawa Alpine’s trade fair appearance.

Quality down to the last detail

The plastics sector faces major challenges in view of the increasing demands for efficient use of energy and resources and high standards of quality for flexible packaging. As a technological pioneer, Hosokawa Alpine offers a wide range of appropriate solutions for future-proof system configurations. The new HX Select extruder series, for example, features an innovative cylinder and screw design for up to 50 per cent higher output, with at the same time an energy saving of up to 20 per cent versus standard barrel extruders. Another highlight presented by Hosokawa Alpine is a complete cooling system, consisting of the new Alpine CRX cooling ring series for outer cooling as well as the also new Alpine HT cooling tower for inner cooling. The low-counterpressure system achieves energy-efficient use of existing cooling capacity and guarantees optimum film quality with maximum output. The Alpine ASW screen changer will also be presented for the first time as an additional innovation. The screen changer developed by Hosokawa Alpine blends perfectly into Alpine systems and makes for maximum efficiency. The new Alpine HWD winder ensures perfectly wound films. The latest-generation winder combines the advantages of flatbed and turret winders in a single machine and allows high winding speeds with perfect film quality. The two digital tools, Hosokawa Alpine Isa and ExVis 5.0, round off the system portfolio. Hosokawa Alpine Isa is a central digitisation platform, developed from scratch, that can read out, save, display and analyse process data from the widest range of plant types. The update to version 5.0 gives the tried and trusted ExVis process visualisation tool many additional new features, in addition to a more neatly structured and convenient user interface. This transforms ExVis into a fully networked system in which the data of all system components can be merged and managed. Another major topic at the Hosokawa Alpine trade fair booth is the development of recyclable single-material solutions. Full PE products based on tried and trusted MDO technology from Hosokawa Alpine will therefore be on show.