INDUSTRIA CHIMICA MEDITERRANEA

For over 60 years, Industria Chimica Mediterranea is at the side of its customers offering ad hoc and timely solutions as well as products.

Constant renewal and growth were the principles that over the years have led to the development of a range currently composed of:

  • Adhesives and adhesives
  • Materials for toe puffs and counters and reinforcements for leather goods
  • Tpu films

Industria Chimica Mediterranea - 1952 first logo

MISSION

For over six decades ICM has been in contact with the varied manufacturing world, penetrating its needs and, above all, refining a great versatility aimed at solving the various operational needs.

This spirit of proximity to the customer is still alive today as an authentic corporate mission that is realized in the development of ad hoc products and materials in tune with the user’s request.

VISION

An eye to the past and one to the future. The strategy of the ICM can be summarized in these words in the firm belief that success is based on the reconciliation between tradition and innovation.

ICM is preparing to continue its activity in the third generation with a strong propensity for technological innovation and without abandoning its identity as a family business.

R&D

ICM’s laboratory is equiped with new machineries for the characterization of the polymers and the analysis of their physical and mechanical properties such as:

  • Analysisof thermal transitions of a polymer
  • Determination of molecular structure
  • Measure of mechanical properties
  • Pilot productions

The activities developed consist of:

  • Control of incoming raw materials
  • Control of finished products
  • Customer assistance
  • Development of new products

COMPANY PROFILE

The research and development department has identified the ICM molecule, which is a stable, elastic and projected towards the future molecule.

Adhesives & Glues

Line of glues and adhesives for various uses and applications

WOOD

  • polychloroprene solvent-based adhesives
  • pvac and eva vinyl glues
  • urea glues
  • hot melt eva and tpu adhesives
  • polyurethane adhesives
  • epoxy-polyurethane adhesives

FOOTWEAR

  • polychloroprene solvent-based adhesives
  •  polyurethane solvent adhesives
  • natural rubber solvent-base adhesives
  • polychloroprene glues in aqueous dispersion
  • natural rubber latex
  • vinylacrylics and vinyls glues
  • primers

UPHOLSTERY

  • thermoplastic solvent-based adhesives
  • polychloroprene water based bicomponent adhesives
  • polychloroprene water based mono-component Simalfa® adhesives
  • thermoforming adhesives based on eva

SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

  • ad-hoc formulations for specific requests
  • products for paper industry, boilers, laminations
  • thermoacoustic insulation

Toe puffs & counters

Toe puffs and counters are internal reinforcements that support the upper.
In other words they are the skeleton of the shoe.

There are 3 types of toe puffs and counters

COTTON

For elegant leather shoes

EXTRUDED

For casual shoes and reinforcements for leather goods

NON-WOVEN FABRIC

For mountain or safety shoes

TPU Films

The TPU is the link between the thermoplastic polymers and rubbers.
With the firsts shares the ability to thermoform, due to heat, even after hardening; with the latters the elasticity. In other words, in the field of elastomers, it is the polymer with the best mechanical properties, excellent flexibility in the absence of plasticizers, even in the case of high hardness, as well as resistance to low temperatures, light, aging and bacterial attack.

The Industria Chimica Mediterranea transforms TPUs of different nature: aromatic polyethers and polyesters, for applications that need flexibility, strength and toughness, and aliphatic, where light stability, transparency and strong adhesion are required. The range of hardness varies from 60 to 98 Shore A, the thickness range goes from 100 to 1000 microns.

The manufacturing process of the Industria Chimica Mediterranea, which does not involve dissolution in solvent, but melting by heat, makes it a material with a low environmental impact, interesting for all those sectors where an extremely resistant, elastic and waterproof support is required .

aromatic polyesters

Vishnu

Medium hardness and modulus to balance elongation and abrasion resistance.

Hardness 70Shore A (STANDARD: ASTM D 2240)

Elongation at break 550% (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Tensile strength 35MPa (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Abrasion resistance 35mm3 (STANDARD: ISO 20871)

Kalì

Specific for those applications that require resistance to abrasion/tearing and elongation.

Hardness 84Shore A (STANDARD: ASTM D 2240)

Elongation at break 500% (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Tensile strength 38MPa (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Abrasion resistance 50mm3 (STANDARD: ISO 20871)

Ganesh

Elevated hardness and modulus for superior mechanical properties. High transparency, hydrolysis and UV stabilised.

Hardness 91Shore A (STANDARD: ASTM D 2240)

Elongation at break 400% (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Tensile strength 50MPa (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Abrasion resistance 20mm3 (STANDARD: ISO 20871)

aromatic polyethers

Devi

Excellent low temperature flexibility, transparency, stability to hydrolysis and resistance to bacterial attack.

Hardness 85Shore A (STANDARD: ASTM D 2240)

Elongation at break 500% (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Tensile strength 40MPa (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Abrasion resistance 30mm3 (STANDARD: ISO 20871)

Shiva

Excellent low temperature flexibility, transparency, stability to hydrolysis and resistance to bacterial attack. Suitable for food contact.

Hardness 91Shore A (STANDARD: ASTM D 2240)

Elongation at break 600% (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Tensile strength 50MPa (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Abrasion resistance 30mm3 (STANDARD: ISO 20871)

Indra

Intermediate hardness. Excellent stability to hydrolysis and resistance to bacterial attack. high moisture vapour permeability.

Hardness 85Shore A (STANDARD: ASTM D 2240)

Elongation at break 550% (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Tensile strength 20MPa (STANDARD: ASTM D882)

Abrasion resistance 75mm3 (STANDARD: ISO 20871)

TEAM

  • Roberto Palmieri

    Sales manager TPU, toe puffs and counters

  • Antonio Musto

    Sales manager TPU, toe puffs and counters

  • Gianluigi Rodolico

    Sales manager adhesives and TPU

  • Enzo Anastasio

    Accounting

  • Mario Pandolfelli

    Accounting

  • Salvatore Ortega

    Administration

  • Marco Pontillo

    Warehouse

  • Marco Peluso

    Laboratory

  • Agostino Errico

    Laboratory

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CONTACTS

Corso Protopisani, 138 80146 Napoli, ITA

+39 0815591304

+39 0817523380