Paper and printing
The printing industry is a very competitive sector, and with companies striving to streamline their processes and reduce downtime, thermal spray technology has proven to be of great importance. Thermal spray coatings have been developed on a number of applications to multiply the lifetime of components and reduce the risk of production loss and costly maintenance. Also, on offset printing machines, ceramic coatings are applied to the ink ductors to help facilitate ink absorption and ink transfer by using the special coating properties.
A few common applications in the printing/paper industry include:
- Central impression cylinders.
- Embossing rolls
- Anilox rolls
- Corrugating rolls
- Tungsten carbide coatings to paper straightening rolls