Plastics & Composites forming press systems: SMC - BMC - GMT

composites forming press SMC BMC GMT

Pinette PEI. is a historical supplier of large hydraulic press systems for plastic and composite forming applications. One of our core competencies lie in the production of hydraulic press for SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) - BMC (Bulk Molding Compound) / GMT (Glass Mat Thermoplastics). These press systems represent the best option when it comes to high volume production of composite parts with high mechanical properties.

SMC - BMC - GMT compression press systems

We supply SMC, BMC & GMT compression press systems, with capacity from 5,000 up to 40,000 kN, working at very high pressure. All the expertise of Pinette PEI. relies on the low consumption / high performance feature, realized through active levelling and PLC control.

Our products allow you to save energy and time, with cycle time from 45 seconds for structural parts up to 120 seconds for highly technical parts such as trunk lids or tailgates.

SMC - BMC - GMT forming press features:

  • Effort from 5,000 up to 40,000 kN
  • Platen size up to 3,000 X 2,500 mm
  • Opening 3,000 mm
  • Stroke 2,000 mm
  • Fast closing speed 600 mm/s
  • Working speed 20 mm/s
  • Fast opening speed 600 mm/s

Integration in automated production lines

Furthermore, you can benefit from the PEI. know-how in complete automated production lines, all our presses can be implemented with automatic loading and unloading robots, cutting systems or other add-on equipment such as HP RTM or vacuum systems, GMT oven or thermal regulation skid. PEI. press systems can run both automatically and semi-automatically, whatever your needs. More than 100 units are running worldwide, manufacturing parts for well-known companies of the auto, aeronautics, aerospace and energy industries.


Pinette PEI. is dedicated to serve the industry by providing innovative solutions to the most demanding needs of our customers. That is why we are proud of our custom engineered machine solutions which combine excellence with an environmentally-friendly approach. The ECS PRESS, our new state-of-the-art short stroke press, is the last evidence of our commitment.