The demand for better paper qualities and for higher speed of the paper web requires a constant technological development of the existing calendering process. An important factor in modern calendering is the heated metal roll. Its surface has an important influence on the gloss and the smoothness of the paper. During operation these rolls are heated to temperatures of up to 200°C. Additionally, the rolls are exposed to severe abrasive wear by fine hard filler materials and to corrosion by the moisture of the paper. The SUMECAL coating systems - especially developed for calender rolls - surpass the hard chromium platings by far regarding the scratch and wear resistance and demonstrate better calendering properties. Paper text in German.

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