Paper Specialty

Paper Specialty
Specialty papers possess specific characteristics and properties designed for a specific end use. This type of paper often requires closer monitoring for quality control than ‘standard’ paper.

Paper designed for specific applications often requires special chemical coatings. This process benefits from surface inspection systems which detect imperfections at an early stage, protecting quality and increasing yield.

Specialty paper is a profitable segment for the industry, and encompasses applications such as currency notes, decorations, coffee filters, colored paper and carbonless copy paper.

With deep applications knowledge and extensive experience in the paper industry, AMETEK Surface Vision is the ideal choice for your web inspection system. Our customized, tailor-made-solution approach offers the best results for the unique installations dealing with specialty paper processes.
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    • Paper Coater
      Coater

      Paper can be coated to introduce or enhance properties such as surface gloss, ink absorbency and water resistance. High-precision monitoring can ensure uniform coating across a smooth surface.

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    • Paper Extruder
      Extruder

      Extrusion coating involves molten synthetic resin being used to cover a moving paper web. Monitoring ensures a smooth, uniform coating and detects any hot resin damage to the paper.

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    • Paper Folder
      Folder

      Folding machines are used for making paper products, for example envelopes, and also as part of printing processes. Surface creases and other imperfections can be formed, and so monitoring is important.

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    • Paper Machine
      Paper Machine

      Pulp is squeezed through a series of rollers to remove water, then pressed and rolled further for a smooth finish, Surface inspection helps to ensure consistent paper quality.

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    • Paper Printing
      Printing

      Mass printing for newsprint and magazines is a high-speed rolling process that depends upon smooth, defect-free surfaces to ensure a legible product. This requires a fast, automated inspection solution.

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    • Paper Sheeters
      Sheeters

      Paper sheeters cut the paper roll to size for further use. Automated inspection can check for imperfections before the final product is used or packaged for dispatch to customers.

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    • Paper Rewinder
      Rewinder

      Once the master roll is unwound and slit, it is then rewound onto smaller cores of the desired size. Monitoring can verify surface condition and ensure web integrity.

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    • Paper Winder
      Winder

      Winders convert machine-width paper rolls into finished roll sets for converting or shipping. Paper from a parent reel is rewound onto a core and slit or trimmed as required.

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    • Paper Wrapping
      Wrapping

      Automated wrapping increases production speeds, but requires a monitoring solution that operates in real-time. Surface defects can impair packaging integrity and result in a damaged or unappealing final product.

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    • Paper Winder Slitter
      Winder Slitter

      Winder slitters are used to cut large-diameter paper rolls into trimmed roll widths which meet customer requirements. This can be a hazardous area for manual surface inspection, so an automated solution is recommended.

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    • Paper Supercaleder
      Supercalender

      High-pressure rollers are often used to provide a smooth finish to the paper, or apply a coating if required. Surface monitoring assures the finished quality of the product.

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