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FIMIC: Solutions for plastic recycling

 

Fimic's various types of automatic melt filters target contaminated plastics, especially post-industrial and post-consumer plastics, and have been designed to allow the customer to choose the filter according to the final application, the filtration, the material to be processed and the hourly production.

 

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April 15 2022
 
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FIMIC: Solutions for plastic recycling
 

Fimic is a family-owned company based in the north-east Italy. We started operations 58 years ago (1963) manufacturing customized guillotines for cutting industrial waste bales and rolls, but it was in 1996, when we improved the melt filtration technologies available at the time, with the first FIMIC backflush filter entering into service, followed the year after by the “scraping” system, that we started to make history in the plastics recycling industry and we’ve been known for more than 25 years as the specialists in automatic self-cleaning melt filters. 

Fimic acts in the plastics recycling market; with our different types of automatic melt filters, we target highly contaminated plastic materials, especially post-industrial and post-consumer plastics. We not only manufacture melt filters, but we also design and develop new technologies which allow us to deliver cutting edge solutions and provide those who choose our technology an ever more efficient line of work and productivity. Also, at FIMIC, we constantly run tests in our internal laboratory to guarantee high results and a supreme quality for end products.

We are specialized specifically in two product lines, designing, and manufacturing automatic and continuous melt filters and guillotines for the plastic recycling industry. 

Our different types of automatic melt filters target contaminated plastics, especially post-industrial and post-consumer plastics, and have been designed to allow the customer to choose the filter according to the final application, the filtration, the material to be processed and the hourly production.  

Based on these parameters, FIMIC is currently able to supply 5 different types of filtrations with 5 filter models and it is the only company on the market specialized in filtration with this diverse range of models.

The RAS system is a scraping filter known for its flexibility and strength. Through the use of two blades, is able to scrape very high contaminations and reprocess both, post-industrial and post-consumer materials thanks to the adjustable discharge valve system. Following the success of the RAS filter, the introduction of the ERA filter has responded to the need for double filtration in certain applications, saving on investments and consumption by performing the double filtration step in a single machine with two consecutive filtration chambers. 

RAS+REF, the melt filter that made FIMIC technology renowned in the recycling field, enhanced with the possibility to work in backflush mode, can in fact operate in two different ways: in scraping mode or in backflush mode, providing more options to anyone wishing to process materials with mesh filters, representing an ideal option for woven mesh processing with exceptional final results.

The TEN melt filter is the innovation of the first automatic screen changer, and allows continuous filtration on woven mesh, eliminating material build-ups and reduction of output with the additional option of adjusting the mesh output to guarantee regularity and quality of post-industrial waste alongside the chance to avoid constant supervision of the operator, making daily work much simpler.

These days there’s no end to the amount of material to be recycled, and yet is necessary to keep really high-quality standards for the end product. That’s why FIMIC designed a really unique melt filter, representing the culmination of its technology and the expertise that made them the filtration specialists, the largest melt filter on the market: GEM, the twin melt filter that works twice as much with its unmatched filtering surface and using just two parallel filtering screens guaranteeing better results than anything else on the market, an ideal application for high-throughput recycling lines.

The plastics recycling market is booming since some years already. This is because of a variety of factors acting altogether. Consumers are getting more and more sensitive to environmental protection as well as the need of a circular economy for plastics, hence the use of more recycled plastics in new plastic products. The major quantity of waste plastics is post-consumer, i.e., highly contaminated. To reach high quality recycled plastics from contaminated waste needs automatic technologies to filter out impurities and contaminations from the plastic flow. That’s where FIMIC’s technology can help more and that’s one of the reasons of our success.