03/12/2012

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SO.F.TER. installs new lines

The machines are three co-rotating twin screw extruders capable of working at high flow rates different materials such as PP or PA filled or glass-fibre reinforced up to 50 %. "We are very proud of the 30-year partnership with SO.F.TER., a company which has established itself with great entrepreneurial ability and competence as an international leader in the field of engineering plastics. We are also pleased that Icma has been able to contribute to these significant results over the years by supplying high performance co-rotating extruders, accompanied by world class customer service.Besides, the relaunch of the Ferrara plant (former P-Group), acquired by SO.F.TER. in 2011, allows us to participate, as a supplier, in a very positive initiative that helps keep in our Country a center of technological excellence" said Giorgio Colombo, Managing Director of Icma San Giorgio. "In addition to contributing to the recovery plan of the Ferrara technological center, this investment confirms the intention of SO.F.TER. Management to maintain Italy as a privileged production platform for the European markets "confirmed Stefano Zocca, Managing Director of SO.F.TER. "Mexico, on the other hand, thanks to its strategic location and efficient logistic structures, is becoming the basis for our expansion towards the NAFTA countries: from there you can easily supply the companies located in United States or in Canada and it is also possible to collaborate with corporations that have relocated their production to Mexico and are looking for local partners with a European technological and quality level" he concluded. The SO.F.TER. Group is one of the largest independent compounders. The range of productsranges from TPEs and TPVs to engineering plastics. The group, with headquarters in Forlì, Italy, has two manufacturing plants in Italy, other two units in Latin America (Mexico, Brazil) and a sales subsidiary in Filderstadt (Germany). Icma San Giorgio SpA is an Italian company belonging to a family-owned group with over 100 years industrial heritage in the mechanical and metallurgical industry. With over 40 years of experience in the production of plastic processing machinery, Icma is today a leading supplier of co-rotating twin-screw extruders and turnkey systems.

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