Technical Articles

Technical Articles

Compare to Competitive Products – The Coldwater Rubber-Graphite seal material has many unique features that make it the standard by which all other seal materials are compared. However, only the original Coldwater Rubber-Graphite offers the security and peace of mind of thousands of successful operations over many years. This article provides the tests and data showing the many important differences between Coldwater Rubber-Graphite and other “rubber-graphite” materials.

Proper Design/Use of Suction Roll Seals – Suction roll seals are critical elements in the function of a suction roll and sometimes the paper machine itself. This article discusses the purpose of the seal strip in the operation of the suction roll, and the proper design and use of this very important component.

Energy Savings for Suction Rolls – Improper application of suction roll seals can significantly impact power consumption, and decrease the operating interval between changes. The article lists the history of suction roll seals design, and provides the guidance to reduce energy consumption and extend run times.

Benchmarking Data of Suction Roll Operating Intervals – Coldwater Group is the world’s largest supplier of suction roll seals. With facilities in the US, UK and China, and distributors in many other countries, more than 2000 sets of Coldwater suction roll seals are installed around the world every year. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to observe the running intervals of suction rolls across all grades of paper and machine positions.