PLAS MEC, 55 years of experience in the technology of plastic powders mixing

Another important milestone for PLAS MEC has been achieved: 55 years from the foundation of the company, confirming the Italian leadership worldwide in manufacturing of mixing equipment and plants for plastics powders

PLAS MEC is a 100% Italian family-owned company, founded in 1967 manufacturing equipment and accessories for the mixing of plastic materials (PVC, PE, PP, ABS), technical and special polymers (TPE, PA, PC, PU, PET, PTFE and others), powder coatings resins, wood-plastics composites, masterbatch, additives, pigments, thermoplastic rubber etc. PLAS MEC has been recognized for years as one of the leaders in the manufacturing and supply of mixing systems for plastic powders. 

Over the years, PLAS MEC has built and delivered thousands of mixers and accessories all over the world.

One of the distinguishing features of the company is its flexibility in designing and providing high-tech solutions “tailored” to the customer. The choice to keep a fundamental part of the production within the company allows PLAS MEC to keep an eye on every detail and thus produce robust and durable machinery that maintains high levels of quality.

PLAS MEC manufacturing range comprises mainly the following:

COMBIMIX HC – The combination of the high-speed mixer type “TRM” and the high-efficiency cooler type “HEC” is the ideal solution for any technical mixing requirement in the field of PVC or WPC dry blend production.

A very high output can be achieved thanks to the optimized design of the high-speed mixer type “TRM” and the latest technologies of thermofluidynamic engineering of the high-efficiency cooler type “HEC”. COMBIMIX HC versions span from 200/800 to 2500/8500 litres capacity. 

A high productivity and reliability of this flagship combination of equipment can be achieved thanks to a large number of accessories related to the type of production and the needs of the customers.

Container Mixer TRR – The ideal alternative to conventional turbomixer for masterbatch, pigments, technopolimers, powder coatings preparation, when production conditions require a high degree of versatility and a wide range of different recipes to be mixed with the same machine. The container mixer can be built as High Power for the application where high intensity mixing is required and there is a need of significant temperature increase of the mixture. Several improvements have been introduced in the last years to get a better performance and better easy use.

All the equipment can be designed and built to be compliant with the ATEX directives, following the requirement of the customers.

The range of production is completed by all the accessories to load, transport, weight and store the powders. 

A  complete automation to control the process gives the customer a complete solution and a fully controlled mixing system thanks also to the full remote access to the plant, for diagnostic, support and assistance.

The market has changed completely in the last years. It has become much more demanding and selective, and this is due to several factors: the evolution of the automation processes, the demand for productivity and efficiency, workplace safety, regulatory constraints, and competition. These are all aspects that have led to a transformation in the approach by the manufacturer and user of the plants. PLAS MEC has continued to keep pace with the needs of the customer and the market. Today, the hardest challenge is the difficulty to find components on the market, especially electronic ones and this requires a great flexibility, which PLAS MEC can handle in a better way since it has kept inside the design of the automation.

Safety, efficiency and reliability, these are the aspects where PLAS MEC is more focused today and for the next future. Safety is not an option, efficiency is an absolute need to be competitive, reliability must be maintained to add value to the customers. PLAS MEC dedicates efforts and resources to the research and development to improve all these aspects.

PLAS MEC’s policy is also to grow the development of its technological relationship with customers, so it is increasing the number of industrial tests held in its R&D department. The aim is to fully incorporate customers’ requests and be able to offer a tailor-made product, as well as foster customer loyalty.