Upgradation Solution For Traditional ACP Production Line

What is Upgradation Solution For Traditional ACP Production Line ?

Huge Cost Savings from core materials

The CES production line directly uses recycled PE pellets from various sources with different model and the quality varies widely . After auto loading and weighing , it is mixed with a preset ratio of mineral fillers, and then mixed by a special mixer and extruder.  Extruded into a FR core material, the material costs of the core,which compared with the traditional ACP production line using FR pellets, can significantly reduce by 40-60%.

Environmentally Friendly “zero” waste

The excess waste core material from the side trimmings of the extrusion core material is recovered. CES Line has zero waste in which the hot softened state 100percent is reused into the extrusion cycle.
The conventional type of crushing by crusher, it will cause noise emission & dusting are not friendly to the environment.

Low maintenance cost

In the CES process, the various proportions of the core material are formed into a hot dough during the pre-mixing process, and then formed into a strip-shaped PE/FR Core material by a pump extruder through an extrusion dies.
Because the pump extruder is shorter than the convention L/D high ratio extruder, the screw is only one-third of it, and the required compression ratio and power torque are very low.
The life of the screw is at least 2 years and it is easy to disassemble and replace, and the required maintenance cost is low and the replacement time is short. For example when extruded FR cores are used for convention screws, they will wear out in about three to four months, and it takes a higher cost and longer time to replace the new screws.

Saves energy

CES is high-capacity ACM production line that produces panels at a high speed of 4 ~ 8 meters per minute.
Compared with the convention ACP production line with the same amount of output, the required energy consumption can be saved by about 30 ~ 40% .
In addition the excess waste core material from the side trimmings of the convention ACP production line is recovered which need to be carefully collected , cooled, and then enter the crusher. For reuse which to be remix , dry, and reheat are energy intensive.
The relative CES line only needs very little energy consumption, which the hot softened state 100 percent is reused into the extrusion cycle.

High productivity

The CES line most unique benefit is its production capacity. The CES line can achieve a production of the daily output of 7,000 ~ 10,000 square meters of ACM panels it gives a high–level performance, more quality. In addition to the production capacity 2 ~ 3 times greater than a conventional production line, it can also reduce labor costs and energy costs, reduce occupied plan area and plant construction costs performance is excellent.

Digitalized production techniques

The CES line can be connected and compatible with the latest prime technology industry 4.0 standards.

Process Flow in Production Line

Alumax CES ACM line vs. Conventional ACP line benefits comparison
  Alumax CES ACM line with Internal Mixer Conical Twin Screw Extrusion ACP line Single Screw Extrusion ACP line
Extrusion design Twin screw feeder + Pumping Extruder Conical Twin screw extruder Single screw extruder
Extrusion for FR Easy Hard Very Difficult
Screw consumption/wear off Low High High
Energy Cost Low medium High
Core material for FR panels LDPE (30%) + (70%) Al(OH)3 /Mg(OH)2 FR/B1 Granules FR-B1 Granules
Cost saving efficiency for FR panels 40~60% Saving No Saving No Saving


  • The comparison table above is for reference only.