How do You Know You've got the Right Cover for Your Roller?

Kevin Lifsey

Presented by Stephen Huff, ABBA Rubber Intl.

Most people who operate coating or laminating lines are not rubber chemists. The
specifications for their elastomeric covered rollers come from various sources, many dubious at best. How thick should the wall be? What durometer works best in this application? Why isn’t there a magic compound that will work for all of my products? This paper will examine some of the more common converting applications through a series of discussions between a rubber chemist and a process engineer and how they derive the specifications for an optimal cover.

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