IPCO is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of steel press belts used in the production of particle board, MDF, OSB and coated boards. The double-belt process technology – developed in collaboration with our OEM customers and now the industry standard – is just one of our contributions to the wood-based panel market
Getting maximum uptime out of a Wood-Based Panel press requires the use of a steel belt capable of delivering the optimum balance of tensile strength, elasticity and thermal conductivity; good resistance to both corrosion and general wear and tear; and, for all these reasons, reliable operation for many years. We are proactive in terms of research and development, continually improving the tolerances we can offer – thickness deviation, flatness and straightness – and our ability to meet ever shorter delivery times.
We offer four main steel grades to suit different Wood Based Panel press requirements and can produce belts in thicknesses from 1.2 to 3.5 mm, and in widths of up to 4,620 mm.
IPCO 1500SM and IPCO 1650SM steel belt grades are both made from low carbon, martensitic, precipitation hardened stainless steel.
IPCO 1100C and IPCO 1300C steel belt grades are both made from a hardened and tempered carbon steel.