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New high-performance film winder

The AW winder combines the advantages of the previous models and replaces them as a multifaceted, high-performance solution. s. The model is manufactured at Alpine's subsidiary Hosokawa Kolb GmbH in Niederkassel and combines and expands the advantages of the two existing models, the winder model 700 and the AWD winder.

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Press Release AW Winder
AW Winder

Latest-generation cooling system - now with VarDAR aftercooling

We have expanded its high-efficiency cooling system for blown film extrusion. The system consists of the Alpine CRX cooling ring series for outer cooling and the Alpine HT cooling tower for inner cooling. The new CRX 5, CRX 7 and CRX 10 sizes are now available in time for the K trade fair in 2022. Also new is the VarDAR after-cooling unit, which prevents blockages.

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Press Release Cooling system
Cooling system

Expansion of process visualisation software ExVis 5.0

Digitalisation and networking within the production line are playing an increasingly important role when it comes to efficient and high-quality manufacturing. This is because the more reliably the entire film production process is controlled and monitored, the higher the film quality that will be achieved in the end. In this, we rely on our proven process visualisation software ExVis (Extrusion Visualization). With the expansion of Version 5.0, a number of features have now been added that further improve the programme and enable intelligent system control.“

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Press Release ExVis
Hosokawa Alpine ExVis

New film take-off AKHN-B: important guarantor of quality for high-quality film

The ideal film take-off helps lay the foundation for the flatness of the film and optimises a variety of properties when it comes to high-quality film. As a full subsidiary of Hosokawa Alpine AG, Hosokawa Kolb GmbH from Niederkassel near Cologne has been developing innovative solutions for perfect take-off, winding and handling of various types of film for over 70 years. One new addition to the portfolio is the AKHN-B, a high-quality standard take-off with a modular design and optional S-wrap tempering unit.

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Press release Take-off AKHN-B

Focus on sustainability: Circular economy and alternative raw materials

We are convinced: Flexible packaging of the future must follow a circular economy. What are we doing to achieve this? As a pioneer in MDO technology, we develop film solutions that can be recycled and reused at the same level.

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Press release Sustainability
Blown Film Extrusion Line at PLASTA

New digital service platform Isa io: More efficient processes with machine data evaluation

We are expanding our portfolio with a newly developed, customer-oriented software, Isa io. The aim of Isa io is to support customers in their operational processes by storing and analysing machine and process data in real time. An attractive, secure and data-driven solution that enables our customers to increase their machine availability and optimise workflows.

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Press release Isa io
Logo Isa io

New TRIO technology saves material and increases quality for further processing

Our new machine and control technology “TRIO 2.0” includes a single layer measurement of the stretched film after separating and before the winding points. This more precise film layer detection enables the thin sections to be even better positioned for the stretching process.

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Press release MDO and TRIO 2.0

K 2022: Recycling

Also present at K 2022: the Recycling Division of Hosokawa Alpine. You will find us in Hall 9, Stand C34.

Plastics recycling re-imagined: Shredder-Granulator Mill Polyplex PPC 50/120

With the Polyplex PPC 50/120, Hosokawa Alpine combines a shredder and granulator in a single machine and offers its customers in the plastics shredding market a clever solution for various industries. The special feature: The machine has a vertically arranged rotor with an upper shredding zone and a granulator zone below.

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Press Release Polyplex PPC
Shredder-granulator Polyplex PPC

Energy-efficient size reduction from a single source: cryogenic and ambient rubber grinding

Whether tire rubber or technical rubber from production: customers of diverse application areas benefit from our solutions for cryogenic and ambient rubber grinding for maximum fineness.

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Press Release Rubber grinding
Rubber Powder Mill
Pin Mill Contraplex CW II

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