ICMA manufacturing range is inclusive of the standard twin-screw corotating extruders (V class) and the high-torque version (HT and HP class) and to covers a very wide range of plastic compounded products, ranging from techno-polymers to bio-polymers.
The extruders, entirely designed and manufactured by ICMA, are supplied with modular structure gear-boxes adaptable to the working conditions of the various versions (low-speed, high-speed, high-torque and high-volume).
TECHNICAL FEATURES OF THE EXTRUDERS - Modular design for screw and barrel - Built-in water circuit for barrel cooling - Intermeshing screw geometry - Energy-saving heating system - Updated electronic control devices
PERFORMANCE - Highly flexible modular system - Energy saving, low specific-energy consumption - High intake capacity of feed screws - Fast recipe or colour change due to self-wiping geometry - High plasticisation capacity - Calibrated control of melt temperature - High homogenising/distributive extrusion capacity - High dispersive extrusion capacity - Fine-tuning of residence time-shear/elongation stresses parameters balance - High venting efficiency due to the large surfaces and to the systems modularity
Wear-resistant steel and removable liners can be applied according to the type of process.
Product category: Recycling plants for mixed waste
Plastic Recycling Machines & Plants
The co-rotating technology delivered by ICMA is appropriate when:
— There is a need to process materials that are hardly recyclable with traditional technologies — You want to create a material with higher specification to replace virgin materials in technical applications — You need a very high production capacity. In these cases, it becomes more and more frequently the case of companies normally using single-screw extruders for the recycling of materials from post-consumer, that when it becomes necessary to expand their business, they choose to almost double their production capacity by replacing the existing single-screw extruders with the same number of twin-screw co-rotating ones.
Another advantage, not negligible considering the trend of the energy costs, is represented by the very high energy efficiency that the co-rotating technology guarantees.
Notwithstanding all these assessments, is still difficult to "sell" these benefits when you have to extrude a seemingly simple product: However it should be considered that only the co-rotating technology has the unique opportunity to engineering the recycled materials by adding fillers or reinforcements thus giving a much larger and profitable opportunity to the market.
ICMA SAN GIORGIO, founded in 1945 and part of an industrial Group with more than 100 years of history, is a well established Italian manufacturer of co-rotating extruders and turn-key compounding and extrusion lines for a broad range of applications in industries such as plastic & rubber, recycling, biopolimers, pharma, masterbatch, natural fiber composites, chemicals & petrochemicals and food. With 10.000 sq mt facility made by workshops, laboratory and assembly areas, ICMA provides customer and partners with a solid and very modern industrial platform. Its egineering capabilities also deliver customized solutions and plants at the highest level of technology and performance. ICMA is a company where people listen and react quickly and where things happen in a Win-Win model. ICMA's lines, typicall based on co-rotating extruders or in combination with single extruders, are unique for process design, material and steel selection, construction protocols and precise machining and assembly.
ICMA is a "Seal of Excelence" company from the European Community and a member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions.