PLASTIMO JSCo was established in the town of Samokov, which is 60 km away from Sofia and 10 km away from the winter resort Borovetz, in 1964.
The main technological directions being constantly developed by the company are:
- extrusive blast forming of plastic flasks, bottles, jars
- conventional injection moulding of plastic products - household and industrial
- expandable polystyrene forming in plates and blocks using a continuous method
- expandable polystyrene forming into a kind of packaging, seals, ceilings plates, disposable cups and trays for food and drinks
- lamination of expandable polystyrene plates in sandwich type panels using different types of layers
- project, production and construction of prefabricated buildings from sandwich type panels
The blast forming equipment supplied by the German Co - Staal Blastformtechnic enables the automatic production of flasks, bottles, jars in different types of thermoplastics. They are suitable for packing of liquid, paste like powdered and chemical granulated products as well as perfume and cosmetic products, pharmaceutics and food products.
The quick change of the blast forms and the simple system of re-adjustment of the machines allow for considerable flexibility in the production of smaller series of packaging.
The microprocessor control of the technological process is a guarantee for high quality production.
The company can also print one-colour texts on rotation flasks, bottles and jars.
Technological process is automated from the finished product to the external finishes printing, drying and packaging.
Conventional injection moulding production is ensured by machines with capabilities for re-processing of different types of thermoplastic materials.
Great variety of machines regard to their technical parameters allows both semi-automatic production of up to 5 kg products including different caps, household goods and products for the different sub-branches of industry.
PLASTIMO JSCo is also capable of making its products in a wide colour range in conformity with a customer specification.
PLASTIMO JSCo also has machines for both plastics scrap re-processing and production of re-granulates.
The technological scrap is ground by highly productive mills and then it is re-granulated by extrusion presses.
The physical and mechanical parameters of the raw materials and finished goods are tested in the company's laboratories.
By means of both the construction development and the company's tools making department. PLASTIMO JSCo provides a wide variety of plastic products, packages and it meets the specific customer requirements.
The press and blast moulds, used in production are made in the company's tool making and repair department.
The metal processing machines used in PLASTIMO JSCo such as lathes, mills, polishing machines, CNC machines and the highly skilled labour force allow the production of precise and automatically working moulds. These is a guarantee for high quality products.
In 1974 the company started to use leading technologies and machines for re-processing of expandable polystyrene.
In this way it managed to include in production the wide spectrum of its use.
Initial expansion of expandable polystyrene is carried out by pre-expanders using a full cycle of work. By setting the influence the technological process, a volume weight of 9 to 35 kg per m3 finished product is being achieved.
The expandable polystyrene is used for production of blocks. An automated blockform with dimensions of 4100x 1400 x 630mm is used for that purpose. As per customer specification, the blocks can be cut /horizontally or vertically/ to size.
PLASTIMO JSCo has a microprocessor control machinery for cutting blocks if a closed contour is used, thus enabling the production of all types of profiles.
By the method of injection moulding, the expandable polystyrene is used for production of packages for food processing industry, electronics, engineering industry, etc. The company has modern high-productively machines for this production and is capable to produce various packages according customers wish.
In 1997 for the first time in Bulgaria, PLASTIMO JSCo starts to produce lightweight heat-insulation EPS packages:
- cups /120, 225 ml/
- trays - "Large size" 224x134x22 mm
- trays - "Small size" 131x121x18 mm
In 2002 the company is offering new service – offset printing over EPS cups up to six colors.
In 2003 Plastimo JSC starts to produce cups with 500 ml. In 2004 we start to produce cups with 100ml.
A part of the EPS plates are used as cores of the sandwich type panels production using different laminating boards. That is achieved by the Swedish licence technology for full automated equipment having an annual capacity of 50 000 m2. The technological process, including the application of adhesive on EPS plates, putting together and the subsequent pressing of the sandwich type panels ensure high adhesive strength of up to 0,25 MPa. The equipment is supplied with facilities for side milling of grooves in the sandwich type panels, depending on the way of putting them together.
The panels produced have the following dimensions:
- length - up to 2680 mm
- width - up to 1220 mm
- thickness - up to 100 mm