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Embossing rolls produce premium functional patterns for film

Industrial Engraving embossing rolls / functional patternsIndustrial Engraving’s embossing rolls elevate product performance

Functional patterns that embossing rolls create on film can produce significant benefits for high-performance products such as personal protective equipment (PPE), making these items stronger and more user-friendly. Industrial Engraving has the capability to engineer unique functional patterns for every customer, delivering the flexibility to offer products appropriate for different price points and market strategies.

Embossing rolls featuring functional patterns can produce a variety of benefits for PPE and other products. Optimized patterns can make the material more comfortable to wear while limiting the potential for tears, and texture makes putting on gloves an easier task in areas such as foodservice environments. Our team can add logos or other specific images through pattern development, and enhance the overall appearance of the material.

The ability of film to stretch depends on how fine of a functional pattern the embossing roll produces. Generally speaking, the finer the pattern, the stronger the dart strength of the film and the more premium the product. IE’s custom embossing machinery paired with our embossing rolls can pay for themselves from material savings and premium price points.

Functional patterns that are less dense still can create a quality film product, but the performance will not match those featuring a fine pattern. We work with customers to dial in the performance characteristics they’re looking for in their finished product, and then manufacture embossing rolls that deliver to those objectives.

Embossing rolls also give strength to freezer bags

Functional patterns on embossing rolls also work well with heavier-grade film applications such as freezer bags and other food storage products. Consumers are gravitating toward the ease of using a vacuum sealer rather than canning to preserve food, and our customers are leveraging that trend by offering premium bags for that process.

The purpose of functional patterns in the case of food storage bags leans more toward the ability to evacuate air from the bag than strength, since the heavier grade of film accomplishes that task. The key to successful freezing is removing as much air as possible from the bag, and that’s where the functional patterns developed by IE’s engineers make the difference.

We develop patterns on embossing rolls for freezer bags and other film products that feature unique characteristics so you can market your product toward the appropriate consumer or business demographic. Contact us to discuss how IE’s embossing rolls can provide functional patterns for your specific needs.

About Industrial Engraving

Industrial Engraving offers custom embossing rolls and embossing machines for customers operating in a variety of paper, tissue, foil, film and nonwoven markets. Industrial Engraving’s comprehensive services include roll refurbishment, pattern development, and design and production of embossing and calendering equipment. As part of the Precision Roll Solutions family we help the world’s leading manufacturers leverage texture and other process variables to make their products more effective and enhance their impact in the marketplace.

For more information about Industrial Engraving’s design and manufacturing capabilities, please call 920-865-7304, or visit

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