Our Team

Peter Hoffmann
Managing Partner

After 30 years of accumulated experience in the Plastic Film Industry from biaxial oriented film to converting/web handling, I decided to continue providing services to my clientele in North America with any BO Plastic Film production logistic, product related and investment challenges they may have. My goal is to support them by supplying experts as needed and assist in networking for market research and investment decisions for existing BO film lines as well as new/preowned lines. Please contact me if you would like to discuss your projects with us.


Carsten Franke
Lead Engineering Specialist

Carsten Franke, Dipl.-Chem., has spent over 20 years in a range of research, plastic film development and film manufacturing technology positions at a large Minnesotan technology company. He has lead cross functional teams that specified, designed and installed multiple oriented film lines for the BOPP and BOPET production, from single layer lines, up to several hundred layer optical film lines. As a Six Sigma Black Belt he lead projects to improve productivity and quality by dramatically reducing defects. Carsten has worked with many major machine builders in the industry.

Contact Information:

Email: peter.hoffmann@plasticfilmexpert.com

Phone: +1-864-901-2089

Contact Information:

Email: carsten.franke@plasticfilmexpert.com

Phone: +1-651-253-6877

Our Network of Experts

Dr. Hans-Jürgen Kittsteiner
Engineering & Design Specialist

Dr. Hans-Jürgen Kittsteiner is an expert in the field of engineering and industrial consulting for BIAX- and plastic film lines used for the production of BOPP-, BOPET-, BOPA- and other plastic films. He has more than 25 years  of work experience in engineering and design of equipment, machines and complete plants for the Biax film industry. He provides asset assessments for tax and credit purposes and provides full line audits. Mr. Kittsteiner was Director Technics and Director Business Development at ANDRITZ Biax, part of the ANDRITZ AG, an international technology group with about 25.000 employees based in Graz, Austria. Prior to joining ANDRITZ, he worked as a manager responsible for engineering, design and R&D at BRÜCKNER Maschinenbau in Siegsdorf and at other companies supplying offset printing
machines. Mr. Kittsteiner holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.