Each rubber compound has a set of unique properties that make it suitable for specific applications. Matching those properties with the right application results in an effective roll covering and high performance. Rollers are used to convey materials, feed them and squeeze them, often in harsh environments. Compounds from Chase Elastomer, a HEXPOL company, keep rolls stable and from degrading with use.
Thousands of Compounds for Every Conceivable Application
The right compound for your application will improve roll performance, in terms of quality and service life, to help you increase productivity and enhance the products you provide to your customers. We have decades of experience in the rubber roller industry that will help you select the right compounds for roll coverings in your industry. You can draw from our experience and the thousands of off-the-shelf compounds for we have for applications in industries such as:
Printing – Roller covers for today's printing applications must stand up to higher production demands, hostile physical and chemical conditions, without shrinking or hardening. Chase makes roller coverings for offset, flexo, and gravure applications, to name a few. Whether used on water rollers, ink rollers, pull rollers, or charge rollers, our roller covering compounds deliver resistance to chemicals, inks, dampening solutions and washes.
Pulp & Paper – These rolls are primarily used in de-watering, sizing, drying, and calendering processes with higher speeds and pressures than other roller market segments. We provide a wide range of elastomers to meet the chemistry, temperature, coefficient of friction, and abrasion resistance requirements of these demanding applications. Our elastomers have hysteresis properties to ensure that the rubber roller is completely recovered as it comes out of the nip.
Steel & Aluminum – To meet or exceed metal application requirements, rubber compounds for roll covers must resist chemistries such as acids, coatings, and solvents, as well as numerous other chemicals. With our full understanding of steel and aluminum operations, we know the roller types, sizes, operating conditions, and unique functions of specific applications. Our roll compounds for steel and aluminum deliver characteristics for multiple functions. For example, a nip application may require frictional properties to feed the steel, properties to withstand temperatures in excess of 300° F, and chemical resistance properties to prevent roller deterioration.
Textiles – Chase Elastomer has a family of textile compounds with excellent properties for providing abrasion, chemistry, and heat resistance. They must stand up to dying, bleaching, wet finishing, and laminations. Durability is essential.