In collaboration with a leading European producer of cutting systems, ICMA San Giorgio (Milan, Italy) has launched a lab-line unit for testing in Monroe, Michigan, USA (near Detroit). This pelletizing and compounding line unit, equipped with ICMA’s 50 mm diameter co-rotating extruder from the MCM high torque family, is particularly versatile and covers a wide range of compounds including techno-polymers and filled compounds. The line also comprises a gravimetric dosing system from Enginplast and a control system from Gefran, two well-known Italian companies that have teamed up with ICMA for its North American development plan.
Through this initiative ICMA completes the renovation of its North American operating platform, started two years ago with Prescott Machine, in Saginaw, MI, ICMA's general agent for the sales and local service for its North American customers.
Giorgio Colombo, Managing Director of ICMA San Giorgio said: "My company has a good tradition in the North American market, where it has operated for more than thirty years with success stories in both the compound and direct extrusion field. The project to strengthen our local presence reflects ICMA's commitment to better serve a market that, thanks to the re-shoring of many manufacturing activities, is particularly active, also for our European customers that are opening or already started production activities in the US."
Ray Miller - CEO of Prescott Machine, stated "Having a production line for testing in this market, offers a greater opportunity to those American companies wishing to test ICMA's extruders locally, and it is also a way to improve its market opportunities."