Strips of foil pass through rolls and reels when making the plastic wrap on cigarettes. The foil has to be glued, laminated and cut to size at the highest possible line speed.
The smooth surface of the cylinders can cause the foil to slip through or tear if tension is too high. Production is interrupted and a substantial amount of material is lost due to slippage when the line is started up again.
Coating the cylinders and rollers with PlasmaCoat® and TempCoat® considerably improves the production flow. The optimized traction properties prevent the foil from slipping through or tearing. Also, the rolls are treated with a wear-resistant coating that protects them from damage when the foil is cut or stamped. The necessary electrical conductivity of the rolls is not affected by the coating.
Losses due to interruptions in production are eliminated and production costs are reduced.
- Wear resistant slide coatings with nonstick properties
- Wear-resistant combination coatings