The modular design of IPCO press systems enables pressure, heating and cooling to be incorporated into in a single continuous process. The ability to carry out all the stages of production – heating, reaction, pressing, cooling and confectioning – in one continuous, short cycle system has obvious benefits in terms of productivity. This process also enables the accurate control and adjustment of each stage to deliver a high quality end product.
- UD tapes
- Fabrics (including those with co-mingled fibers)
- Films and sheets
- Thermoplastic: HDPE, PP, PA, PET, PPS, PEI, PEEK, etc.
- Thermoset: UP, EP, PUR, etc.
Throughput rates depend on individual product types which includ fabrics, resin types and press processes. But our expertise in steel belts and press engineering means that non-wovens and many fabrics can be treated in widths up to 8 feet. We can design in all necessary controls such as edge guiding and tension control to ensure both efficient press operation and optimum product quality.
One of the key advantages of a solution based on a IPCO double belt press is continuous production, and our expertise in supporting manufacturers of high performance composites extends beyond the double belt press itself. We can also design and supply a full range of upstream and downstream solutions, ensuring that these stages of production are set up to deliver maximum productivity too.
IPCO double belt press technology delivers:
- Efficient, continuous production
- Excellent control of individual process parameters
- Outstanding system versatility
- Easily reproducible quality
- High degree of automation
- High capacity system design
So, whatever your requirement, contact us and we’ll work with you to deliver precisely the right solution for your process requirements.