Raw Material Production - Quality and compilance from start to finish
As the world’s largest producer of elastomer roller coverings, Böttcher has developed materials for nearly all process steps in packaging material production – materials that are designed to meet the specific requirements and conditions of every single application. Whether you produce board, plastic film or aluminum foil, Böttcher helps you at every step, from raw material production to printing, finishing, laminating and folding toembossing, wrapping and slitting or die-cutting.
When you pick up a tray of cat food, you’re not likely to think about the extreme conditions under which the aluminum foil – its main component – was produced. High temperatures, chemically aggressive acid and alkaline solutions and high pressures are a part of everyday life in the production of tinplate and aluminum foil. The surfaces of take-off, squeegee and other types of rollers must be equipped to withstand these influences in order to function reliably day after day.
High mechanical and chemical resistance
Short operating intervals are the consequence, with correspondingly high costs for maintenance and replacement parts. The mechanical and chemical resistance of rubber and polyurethane coverings made by Böttcher extend roller and cylinder service life and thus machine availability as well. In a highly competitive business environment, these are measurable advantages from which you can profit as well.
Plastic film, which is often just a few microns thick, naturally requires very special treatment during production. Even the smallest change in process parameters can have a negative impact on product quality. Defined and consistent surface characteristics are crucial to many processes and applications: durable yet not damaging to the material, smooth but with good grip, structured or anti-adhesive – the surface fi nishing of elastomer rollers is an art and science in itself.
Felix Böttcher offers materials and finishes for all types of foil and film– more than just a pretty (sur)face! Since roller weight and inertia are important factors in an increasing number of applications, Böttcher has also specialized in the processing of lightweight rollers with cores made of aluminum and fi ber-reinforced composite materials.