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Since 1962 Hinterkopf develops and manufactures complete lines and ma-chines for high end and high volume production of aerosol cans, collapsible tubes, bottles and other cylindrical hollow containers from aluminum or plastic. Reliability, flexibility and high tech based on proprietary development characterize machine concepts from the Eislingen/Germany based company. Hinterkopf scope includes transfer machines, printing and coating machines, cappers, necking-, forming and trimming machines, as well as washing machines, accumulators and custom machinery.


Product news

  • Digital printing had its breakthrough!

    Technology packed in Hinterkopf D240 digital printing machine allows packaging companies to respond swiftly and with flexibility to chan-ging market demands. Networking of multiple machines enables the production of very large quantities of consistently high quality packaging. The machine also allows extremely small orders and indi-vidually designed packaging to be produced with optimum econom-ics. It doesn’t come as a surprise that within a short time the innova-tive D240 has become Hinterkopf’s best seller.


  • New digital printing machine a major attraction at fairs and congresses

    Reacting with speed and flexibility to changing market demands: an increasingly important abi­lity for suppliers of metal and plastic packaging. Technical solutions which enable this agility are attracting more and more attention. A prime example for such a solution is the brand new digital printer D240.2, introduced recently by Hinterkopf at different events around the globe.

    „The very high level of interest and the many appointments are proof that market leaders re­alize the role of digital printing for addressing future market challenges“, reports Alexander Hinterkopf, Managing Director of Hinterkopf GmbH. In addition to it’s technical capabilities, the new solution follows the concept Industry 4.0 – network integrated production.

    The latest generation is based on the original D240, introduced in 2014 as the first fully digital printing machine for metal and plastic packaging. The newest member of the D240 family recently introduced comes packed with even higher precision decoration of tubes, aerosol cans, bottles, cartridges and other cylindrical containers made from aluminum, steel or plastic. Compared to it’s predeces­sor, the new machine comes with further increased speed. „The new inks provide an even higher intensity – allowing for a lower ink consumption“, adds Alexander Hinterkopf. An added benefit is the smaller footprint of the machine, which allows very easy integration in existing production lines.


  • N50.3 ideal necking machine for light weight cans

    The weight of aluminum beverage cans has been continously reduced over the past years. 60 years ago, the first beverage cans had a weight of approximately 80 grams (80g). Today, beverage cans with volume of 330ml or 12oz. barely weigh 13g. A similar development can be observed in aerosol cans. Manufacturers apply lots of effort to optimize raw material usage.

    Less cost and lower energy consumption
    At the present time cans are being produced with wall thicknesses of 0,097mm – approximately the thickness of a human hair. A single gram (1g) in savings reduces the material consumption of aluminum by more than 200,000 tons annually. Aside from material cost reduction, this leads to considerable energy savings. A side benefit are reduced CO2 emissions (e.g. for transportation).

    Minimized wall thicknesses require state of the art machine technology
    In diversified markets with increasing number of products available, the shape becomes a critical differentiating factor. The industry leading necking machine N50.3 by HINTERKOPF goes beyond basic forming of the can’s neck and shoulder. With its wide spectrum of capabilities, Hinterkopf’s necking machine N50.3 allows for the individualized deep necking and shaping of modern light weight containers.

    N50.3 with 50 processing stations opens entirely new possibilities for the shape of bottles and cans, made from aluminum alloys. Complex shaping of thin walled containers (e.g. involving he DWI process) can be achieved with a single machine.