Reifenhäuser aims to eliminate the need for rewinding with new contact roll

Reifenhäuser has created a new contact roll for cast film winders that is designed to save producers a complete production step. At the K 2013 preview (July 1-3; Düsseldorf, Germany), Reifenhäuser said the new contact roll, with special micro structure for Midex rotary arm winders, will help cut production costs, enhance the winding quality and increase production safety.

A special micro structure and soft rubber-coating improves the contact to the web and prevents undesirable film warts that can lead to the blocking of the film layers in the winding process. Reifenhäuser said that producers usually counteracted this by using “expensive” additives. However, the company feels with its new solution this can “be reduced to a significant extent.”...

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