Direct Extrusion (or In-Line Compounding) allows to combine in one step the compounding and the extrusion phases delivering great advantages like energy savings, less investment costs and a leaner production process.
This method secures a very economical production process removing the need for re-melting and minimizing the shear stress of the material.
Moreover the thermal stress derived from a second melting is totally eliminated together with the energy costs for the cooling and re-heating of the material.
ICMA, by combining its top end technology in co-rotating compounding and calendaring can supply Direct Extrusion turn-key lines for special/filled sheets in various fields, PET foil, Pipes and WPC profiles.
While calenders are proprietary technology, other downstream equipment is integrated but supplied by specialist and proven suppliers.