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High quality machines and systems for powder and particle processing made in Augsburg, Germany
In 1898 Otto Holzhäuer founded the Holzhäuer'sche Maschinenfabrik and started to build the universal size reduction machine "Triumph". In 1909 the company's name was changed to ALPINE Maschinenfabrik Gesellschaft m.b.H. and in 1916 the production program already included size reduction and classifying machines for the food, animal feed and chemical industries. In 1987 the company became part of the Hosokawa Micron Corporation, Osaka that now has production facilities in 5 countries, 12 R&D and testing centres world-wide.
Today Hosokawa Alpine is a high-tech company with factory premises in Augsburg of 54,770 m2 and a staff of more than 500 employees and has reached a leading market position in its two core businesses, i.e. powder and particle processing machines and systems and blown film lines.
Hosokawa Alpine is developing, designing and manufacturing components and turnkey systems for the dry and wet processing of powders, granules and bulk materials for the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, minerals, metals and recycling industries. The machine and systems offered include crushers, fluidised bed opposed jet mills, hammer mills, ball mills, air jet sieves,. impact mills, agitated ball mills, granulators, safety crushers, classifiers and classifier mills. To make it even easier for the customers from all the different branches of industry to find the right partner for their problem specification, the powder and particle processing division is split into the segments Chemicals, Pharma & Food, Minerals & Metals, Recycling & Granulators and Service.
The manufacture of powdery substances for the pharmaceutical industry is a job for specialists. The Pharma & Food division designs, manufactures, assembles and supplies a wide range of. Machines and systems in accordance with all national and international Pharma standards as well as customised powder and particle processes for the foodstuffs industry. They are market leaders for grinding, classifying and mixing of powdery products for pills, capsules, granules, infusion- and injection solutions.
The range of chemical products is just as wide and diverse as are the different demands on the properties of the pigments or powders produced. Alpine supplies machines and systems for processing basic chemical products and auxiliary products, as well as toner, paints, pigments, cosmetics, waxes, resins, glues, herbicides, fertilisers, etc. as a single-source partner. The comprehensive range of products means that Alpine is able to meet a vast number of different customer requirements.
The Minerals and Metals division supplies complete dry and wet processing systems with state-of-the-art mills and classifiers for micronising mineral raw materials, utilised as fillers by the plastics, paint and paper industry and also machines and systems for ceramic raw materials, metallic compounds and alloys.
The Recycling & Granulators division is specialised in complete granulator systems to include all necessary system components. Whether the feed material is injection mouldings, sprues, film webs or film edge trims, Alpine's granulators are designed for even the most difficult cutting tasks. In addition are supplied in-line recycling solutions for caoutchouc, cable or wood chips which are tailored to the individual requirements.
The more demanding the problem specification, the more customers profit from Alpine's comprehensive engineering services. The Alpine application testing centre in Augsburg is equipped with more than 60 most modern machines in production scale and lab/pilot plant scale and offers on 4 storeys unique possibilities of wet and dry processing customer trials with the objective of determining both the optimum system layout and the processing guarantee values.