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Leading the blown film industry since 1987

Driven by our unwavering commitment to innovation, Octagon has been at the vanguard of revolutionizing the blown film industry since 1987, harnessing cutting-edge technology for precise and advanced gauging of blown film.


Why plastic companies in 61+ countries choose Octagon

German Quality

Global Support

Top-notch talent

Team Training

Innovation Leader

Octagon is a world leader in innovation & technology for blown film control & gauging

Established in 1987, Octagon has emerged as a reputable market player, consistently expanding its presence. Renowned globally, the company boasts a rich portfolio of cutting-edge technologies, numerous patents, and pioneering products tailored for the plastic film extrusion industry.

With an exceptional technical team comprising physicists, hardware specialists, software programmers, mechanical and electronic engineers, designers, and technicians, we possess a wealth of expertise and experience. Our dedicated team is committed to research and development, enabling us to create advanced systems for quality management within the blown film extrusion domain.


Octagon enhances blown film extrusion all over the globe.

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Our Experts

Designed and crafted in Germany by a team of top-notch experts.

Octagon takes pride in its swift after-sales service. Our highly qualified technical team is readily available to assist customers, providing on-site or online support using our exclusive software for efficient troubleshooting.

Additionally, we offer tailored training programs prioritizing operational proficiency, accompanied by user-friendly technical manuals. By equipping machine operators with the knowledge to maximize equipment performance, we enable quick and impactful outcomes, enhancing quality and productivity.

As a customer-centric company, we uphold values of family and strong customer relationships. Continuously striving to enhance our services, we prioritize customer experience and satisfaction.

Dipl.-Phys. Jürgen Geiger

Technical Manager

C. Andreas Janzen


Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Meixner

Senior Service Engineer

Robert Uhlemann

Purchasing / Sales

Olaf Laser

Service Manager

Dipl.-ing. (fh) Roland Schäfer

Design Engineer

Dipl.-ing. (fh) Joachim Hemberger

Electronic Engineer

Walter Piechulla


Our history begins...

Octagon was founded in 1987 by Dr. Veit-Holger Karl and his wife. In 1989, at K ’89, Kuhne GmbH showed a segmented air ring with thickness gauges and control software from Octagon GmbH.

Octagon initially supplied thickness gauges and software for use with Kuhne’s segmented air rings. In 1990, Octagon built its own single-lip auto-gauge air rings and made it available to the market.

In 2004, Octagon introduced a dual-lip segmented air ring for HDPE and installed the first on a Kuhne line in France. Octagon’s latest FFT (fast Fourier transform) software analyzes thickness profiles for signatures of identifiable repeating factors like cooling-ring air inlets.

C. Andreas Janzen


HORSCH Maschinen GmbH

New Management

A new look to the future

In 2020, Carl Andreas Janzen, a highly accomplished salesperson and essential contributor to Octagon’s growth in South America, assumed the role of CEO. With his extensive network and experience in the plastics sector, Carl Andreas brings valuable insights and expertise to the company’s leadership.
This leadership transition marked the beginning of a new strategic era for Octagon. Building upon the company’s impressive 35 years, this new phase combines that wealth of knowledge with the long-awaited innovations in the plastic and blown film industry.

Joining Carl Andreas on the owners board is Horsch Group, a prominent German company renowned for its global leadership in the agricultural sector. This robust partnership strengthens Octagon’s strategic capabilities to empower plastic companies worldwide.

Together, Carl Andreas Janzen’s visionary leadership and the strategic alliance with Horsch Group propel Octagon towards a future of continued growth, innovation, and global market presence.

Innovation Leader

Ready to achieve full control over blown film extrusion?

Discover Octagon’s extensive range of solutions and products specifically designed for blown film extrusion. Contact our sales team today to unlock new levels of productivity and maximize your efficiency.


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