OMA USA Inc. has been named the exclusive distributor and sales representative for North America for the rubber extrusion lines manufactured by Colmec S.p.A. of Milan, Italy.
OMA will market all Colmec products, including high-tech hot- and cold-feed, twin-screw conical rubber and silicone extruders; a new, patented silicone twin-screw conical mixer; extruding lines for silicone cables; continuous extrusion and vulcanization lines for rubber hose; and extruding lines for roll covering. OMA exhibited at the International Silicone Conference to tout this new partnership with Colmec.
``Over the years, Colmec's technical expertise and excellent reputation within the rubber extruding equipment market has quickly expanded in Europe and also on a global basis,'' OMA said in a letter to its customers. ``OMA will introduce these skills to the North American market and aggressively pursue the customers' appreciation of the advantages Colmec extrusion equipment has to offer,'' it said.
OMA said Colmec's products complement the braiding and winding equipment OMA already supplies to the U.S. hose and tube industry. This will allow OMA to offer turnkey projects for industrial, automotive, aerospace and marine applications.
Coltec was founded in 1973 and focuses on making high-tech extruders for rubber elastomers. According to OMA officials, Colmec looks to continuously improve methodology and gives ``extra attention to the specific requirements of the customers'' to help build its reputation in the market.