IPCO DOUBLE BELT PRESSES AND PRECISION SCATTERING SYSTEMS
We will use JEC 2024 to highlight the scope and capabilities of our ThermoPress double belt press systems, ScatterPro precision scattering lines and continuous film casting process. As a globally-active engineering group, we are manufacturing and installing process systems for the production of a wide range of composite materials used in the automotive, aerospace, flooring, construction, non-woven, and textile industries.
We are showcasing the following systems:
Modular, multi-stage ThermoPress double belt presses
The modular design of ThermoPress systems enables multiple stages of production – including polymerization, curing and cooling – to be incorporated into a single process. A choice of belt types and pressure modules allows systems to be configured to meet virtually any pressure and heating requirements.
Complementing the ThermoPress range, IPCO manufacturers a range of high precision scattering systems that can be incorporated into production lines to scatter powder, granulate or fibers onto a carrier material before being formed by pressure and/or heat.
The ScatterPro P model is a powder scattering unit used in the production of flooring, filters, electronics, smart chips and more. The ScatterPro F enables uniform scattering of fibrous materials used in the manufacture of products for the automotive, textile, recycling and construction industries. A modular design allows multiple stages to be incorporated into one continuous process.
IPCO will also showcase the benefits of its continuous film casting units and Venturi drying systems. The quality of films produced using this process makes them ideally suited for use as separator membranes and ceramic tapes in energy storage applications.
The three main components of the system are a precision slot die, a polished steel belt and the Venturi dryer. The slot die coater delivers a uniform casting of the product onto a moving steel belt. The film is carried to the Venturi dryer, a technology unique to IPCO for this application and one that eliminates any risk of skin formation on the product.
The main applications in composite processing are in high-pressure ThermoPress SB systems used in the production of thermoset/thermoplastic composite materials, and hybrid ThermoPress CB CombiBelt lines, where they are used to create high pressure modules within the forming zone of PTFE belt-based double belt presses.