About Fontijne Presses

INSTALLED

more than
1.600 machines
in the field

EXPERIENCE

110 years
experience building
hydraulic presses

LIFE CYCLE

average life cycle
more than 20 years

OUR MISSION

We want to build for our customers the most suitable platen press according to the specific requirements for their particular application. By means of modern techniques, smart developments, customization, it is our aim to deliver products of the highest quality and reliability. Our customers expect uninterrupted operation of their equipment in order to keep their own production, development and quality programs at optimal efficiency. With us, their journey continues.

WHO WE ARE

FONTIJNE PRESSES is part of the APTCO Technology and Innovation Group. APTCO is a diverse, international group of companies active in the distribution, manufacturing, service and support of scientific instruments and equipment. APTCO’s member companies boast activity in analytical and materials characterization technologies (BENELUX SCIENTIFIC Group) and life sciences, biobanking and diagnostics (SOPACHEM Group). Other divisions focus on calibration services (CALIBRATION LAB) and the manufacture of membrane and filter characterization equipment (POROMETER).

HISTORY

For more than 100 years, Fontijne Presses have been used in the polymer processing, rubber, composites, laminating and wood industry, as well as at universities and research centers. These presses are utilized as sample preparation equipment for:

  • Quality control
  • Research and Development
  • Materials development

INDUSTRIES

Rubber

The presses are used to examine the quality of rubber by taking a sample of the production batch. The sample is pressed into a die and after vulcanisation the rubber test bar is ready to be used for elongation tests, or to test density, Mooney viscosity, ash content, bromine and chlorine content.

Polymers

Preparation of samples in order to examine the quality of polymers like PE, PP, PS, ABS etc. Parameters like colour, homogeneity, conductivity, mould temperature, mould pressure and flowing point are very important in the plastics and polymer processing industry. performing VA tests or tests on density, XRF measurements determining the Melt Index

  • testing the strength of EVA adhesive layers
  • melting PE & PP yarns
Composites

The Fontijne presses enable you to carry out vital ground-breaking and industry leading research into composite materials. They assist your investigation and development of cost effective manufacturing technology for lightweight composite structures, e.g. for aerospace (unmanned aircraft structures) and automotive industry application (sports car bodies).

SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS