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Valley Roller Paper Converting


Paper Converting

The embossing roll market has evolved over the past decade to meet the ever increasing demands of the tissue market. Significant competitive pressure has been placed on the industry around the globe which has led companies to evaluate alternative production technologies to improve manufacturing efficiencies. Changes in technology have had great impact on the embossing market. Traditional rolls that were historically found to be satisfactory with respect to performance are being re-evaluated. These changes in the embossing arena were prompted by difficulties with running matched steel rolls. This has led to further usage of rubber to steel for producing decorative patterns. This has challenged the roll manufacturers to improve existing embossing covering's durability, and overall performance.

Typically, rolls are covered with elastomeric compositions to allow the creation of a uniform pressure zone called a "NIP". To insure the nip region remains constant, the properties of the roll covering must be stable and not degrade with use. The selection of the roll covering must take into account the physical properties of the covering originally (i.e., static) as well as physical properties of the covering in use (i.e., dynamic). Also an effective covering must not change appreciably in use, as determined largely by the environment.

An effective Embossing Roll Covering must possess attributes which match the requirements of the specific application .Improving the performance of end-use roll applications is essential in most industries today. We invite you to take a look at the product line Valley Roller Company has assembled for use in the converting industry. We are confident these coverings will improve roll performance and help our customers achieve their goals for improved productivity.

Embossing Roll Markets

  • Bathroom Tissue

  • Toweling

  • Napkin

  • Non-Wovens

  • Films and Foils

  • Plastics

Embossing Roll Applications - Why & How?

The embossing process is a technique that is used to impart a male/ female pattern into a substrate. This technology has been extensively used by industry for manufacturing consumer products such as toweling, bathroom, napkin, non-wovens and facial. This process is carried out by passing the substrate between an engraved roll and some type of compliant roll. The purpose of embossing varies significantly and has evolved since the original inception. In tissue applications the process of embossing actually changes the quality of the original substrate substantially. Tissue properties such as bulk, softness, absorbency, sheet count, strength wet and dry, ply attachment, firmness, and aesthetics can all be dramatically impacted through the embossing process. The embossing process technology in the market place varies from industry to industry and substrate to substrate. There are numerous aspects of embossing that are common to each of the niches and are worthwhile to explore.

Valley Roller works closely with engravers, pattern developers, converters, and original equipment manufacturers to develop compliant coverings that will function well in conjunction with specific processes and patterns. The remainder of this literature breaks the embossing application down into its relevant pieces that impact compliant coverings and Valley Roller's products that have been specifically tailored toward the embossing market segment.

Valley Roller offers the tissue and converting markets an unmatched value proposition when it comes to products and services specifically tailored to these end use applications. We understand the operating environment well enough that our customers rely on us for making recommendations for equipment and operating environments.

Our focus on the details in this niche market has helped our customers improve roll performance and reduce maintenance down time expenditures. Valley Roller offers a full package of services that are extremely beneficial for maintenance operations since they have the capability to service rolls and coverings.

  • Roll Recovering

  • Application Support

  • Core Repair

  • Core Design and Fabrication

  • Dynamic Balancing

  • Engineering Services

  • Customer Record and Traceability Systems

  • Machine Conversion from Matched/ Steel to Rubber/Steel

We are constantly working to refine our products, service and support to meet the ever diverse operating conditions of this industry. We are prepared to help you with your tissue converting applications. If you want to improve your operating performance please call us today. We are confident Valley Roller Company can enhance your converting process operations and roll performance.


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