Rollers with multifunctional surfaces

Interview with Armando Giovannelli, Sales and Development Lüraflex GmbH

What additional functionality for rubberised rollers can you offer paper manufacturers and converters? There are a great many elastomers with a wide range of properties that can be used for coating «rubberised rollers». Some are resistant to ozone, acid or oil, while others can be electrically conductive or insulative. On the other hand, rollers may have a smooth or permanently rough surface, surfaces for creating matt finishes, cut resistant, abrasion resistant… to go through all the variations could take hours… But no one roller manages to combine different, possibly mutually opposing properties on a single surface. Our idea is to manufacture a roller with a range of properties by combining rubbers of different qualities.

Lüraflex GmbH, D-41460 Neuss,