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Paper machine calender rolls should deliver uniform contact

Industrial Engraving manufactures high-quality calendering equipment

Paper converters depend on paper machine calender rolls to provide consistent contact for the precise surface finish and texture required for specific applications. Industrial Engraving, LLC, serves as a one-stop shop for customized calendering equipment as well as calender rolls.

Calender rolls function by compressing substrates through multiple pairs of rolls, often in heated thermobond or thermoform applications. Converters also use non-heated calender rolls, depending on the application.

Achieving the proper pressures, dwell times and roll temperatures with a minimal amount of variance is critical in producing consistent results. Configurations for paper machine calender rolls can include:

  • Smooth steel to steel
  • Smooth steel to fiber
  • Smooth steel to rubber
  • Engraved steel to smooth steel

Paper machine calender rolls and equipment

Industrial Engraving excels in a wide range of manufacturing expertise in the roll industry, including matched male female embossing rolls, the use of digital transfer technology in pattern development, and the design and building of calendering equipment.

High-performance calendering equipment is necessary to ensure uniform contact across the roll face. Industrial Engraving’s experienced engineering team is capable of producing standard as well as custom calendering equipment for paper machine calender rolls.

The company’s roll fabrication and repair services can handle rolls up to 48 inches in diameter and lengths up to 220 inches. Calendering equipment can feature hydraulic loading and mechanical roll adjustability for uniform contact across paper machine calender rolls.

About Industrial Engraving, LLC

Industrial Engraving, LLC, designs and manufactures 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. Located just outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Industrial Engraving is centrally located for timely delivery throughout the United States.

For more information or to request a quote, contact Industrial Engraving at 920-865-7304, ext. 118, or visit

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