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Menges Roller expands rubber roller capabilities for the paper industry

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Menges Roller expands rubber roller capabilities for the paper industry

August 18, 2014 - 19:35

WAUCONDA, IL, Aug. 15, 2014 (Press Release) -Menges Roller - a leader in manufacturing & maintaining precision industrial rollers for the paper industry - has extended its size capacity and technical capabilities with the purchase of a new machine.

The new state-of-the-art machine gives Menges the ability to make rollers up to 10 meters (approx. 33 feet).

Even though paper industry rollers are quite large, proper diameter specifications and surface finishes are critical, potentially having a big impact on a paper converting operation's output and quality.

Menges' new machine utilizes the very latest computer interface and CNC technology to form precision groove patterns on rollcovers made from rubber, silicone, urethane and other synthetic compounds. Very precise outside diameter modifications can also be made with this machine, including the formation of parabolic crowns & reverse crowns - in increments as small as a thousandth of an inch.

Matthew Menges, President of Menges Roller explained the investment, "We're serving plants with wider web widths - that's the nature of the industry today - and this 10 meter capacity allows us to serve those customers. Plus this machine's technology delivers unbelievable accuracy and repeatability. Converting plants need precision-engineered rollers that perform at a very high level, and that's what Menges Roller offers."

This capacity expansion is part of Menges Roller's Rubber Division, which offers dozens of rollcover compounds and finishing options; from high-release silicones for corona treaters, to abrasion-resistant urethanes, and standard rollcover compounds such as EPDM, hypalon and nitrile.

Menges's new machine is a demonstration of the company's continued investment in technology aimed at meeting the needs of large-capacity converters. Today's developments follow significant investments Menges Roller Company made in 2013 to enhance the capacity of its Heat Transfer Roller division.

About Menges Roller:

Based in northeast Illinois, Menges Roller Company serves the plastics, paper, non-wovens and steel markets with high-performance heat transfer & chill rolls, large process rolls, as well as rubber & elastomer-covered rollers. Menges also provides a full range of maintenance and repair services, from comprehensive roll refurbishing, to journal and core replacement, dynamic balancing, parabolic crowning, chrome finishing, and rubber covering options, including a multitude of groove & serration options.

For additional information regarding this press release or Menges Roller Co., please contact Jeffrey Awe, Menges Roller Marketing Director. www.MengesRoller.com OR jawe@mengesroller.com OR 847-487-8877