French designs, manufactures and supports an array of equipment and products used in rubber manufacturing from initial production to molding and curing rubber parts and components.
The Polymer Group produces dewatering and drying screw presses for all types of synthetic rubber and thermoplastic production. The Mixer Group offers tilt style intensive mixers, from 5 to 110 liters, for all types of rubber and plastic compounds. The Hydraulic Group manufactures and supports hydraulic presses,from 5 to 3,000 tons, with various platen sizes, for compression, transfer, lamination or vacuum molding. Presses can be equipped with or retrofitted with our Isobar® & Isoplaten® Thermal Solutions and our advanced microprocessor-based recipe and data collection control systems.
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Dewatering Screw Presses
French polymer dewatering screw presses used in the production of synthetic rubber accept feed material in the 40-60% moisture range and dewater the material to the 6-12% range.
French mechanical dryers dry polymer material by heating it under pressure and then subjecting it to a flashing stage where the water is evaporated.
Our tilt-type Techni-Mix rubber mixers mix precise rubber and plastic formulations based on time, temperature or power, giving consistent results, batch to batch.
Hydraulic Press Systems
French and TMP hydraulic press systems are custom designed for compression, transfer, lamination or vacuum molding of rubber, composite and other materials.
Isobar® heat pipe & Isoplaten® heated platen technology integrates hydraulic press and thermodynamic heated platen technology for high production, profit oriented molding systems.
Advanced Control Systems
Our advanced microprocessor-based recipe and data collection control systems feature programmable compression profiles with set points for time, pressure application rates and velocity.