As a leading supplier of technology with 700 employees at our headquarters in Augsburg and in Leingarten, we develop, engineer and install machines and systems for process technology and film extrusion for our customers all over the world.
Proven since over 110 years: our mills, classifiers, compactors and turnkey systems for the production of fine powders and granules, for mineral base materials, in the chemicals / pharmaceuticals industries, for foodstuffs and for recycling tasks.
We are a leading international manufacturer of complete Blown Film Extrusion Equipment ranging from single extruder mono-lines to 11-layer high barrier film lines. Alpine’s X-Die is considered the “Gold Standard” in the Blown Film Industry.
With their knowledge, experience and engagement, our employees are the most important success factors for our company and the quality of our products. We offer a wide range of activities and career opportunities.
Hosokawa Alpine, Augsburg, has repeatedly set new standards both in film manufacture and in the film qualities achieved during more than 60 years of basic research.
2015 First High Barrier Film Day in Augsburg – Introduction of innovative 11-layer packaging films. Launch of ExVis 3.0 with numerous new features.
2013 K Show October 2013 Hosokawa Alpine introduces the first 11-layer X-die for the ultimate performance in the production of barrier films.
2011 TRIO system (Trim Reduction for Inline Orientation) is introduced. The revolutionary thickness control system reduces the edge trim waste during the inline orientation process, thereby ensuring excellent flatness of the film.
2010 ExVis 2.0 is presented. Introduction of the cooling ring-Generation VX newly developed by Hosokawa Alpine (adjustable in height, with 3 discharge levels) for markedly increased output rates through even more efficient cooling of the film bubble.
2008 Hosokawa Alpine presents the new AWS and AWD winders
2007 Under the designation "Generation X" Hosokawa Alpine presents a new series of the die heads in monoblock design, in addition to directly driven extruders which produce outstanding film qualities. The first lines for 9-layer high barrier films are produced.
2000 The first Hosokawa Alpine MDO orientation lines are delivered. These allow specific modification of the mechanical properties of the films and savings in raw materials. Hosokawa Alpine sets new standards in process visualisation with introduction of the "ExVis" extrusion visualisation. The first Hosokawa Alpine lines for 7-layer films are produced. These lines open up entirely new possibilities to the user in terms of film composition and design of the film properties.
1990 The film thickness is precisely controlled and regulated using the new POS profile optimisation system.
1980 Presentation of the IBC tube internal cooling. The increased cooling performance increases output by 50%.
1960 The first blown film line with a high speed, adiabatically-operating, type H screw press designed for "strenuous operation" is developed. The first oscillating extruder HS 35/12L/D is marketed. Whereas formerly the winder rotated in order to uniformly distribute thickness errors, the extruder was now reversed. Handling of the finished, heavy film roll was made considerably easier as a result.
1950 The KSE 45 screw extruder capable of processing all the thermoplastics known at the time is introduced.