On-Site Paper Machine Roll-Coating Service Launched
Valmet's on-site release coating technology is applied to a drying cylinder.

Valmet's DryOnyx H on-site release coating technology will be available to Japanese papermakers following an agreement between Valmet and Tocalo.

Tocalo will license the DryOnyx H technology for drying cylinder applications for paper machines. Tocalo offers on-site roll services in Japan, and the Valmet technology will complement Tocalo's existing on-site range. Operations will begin in December.

The Valmet technology consists of a special release coating for drying and cooling cylinders. "Its functional surface chemistry has anti-fouling properties as well as doctoring resistance, says Samppa Ahmaniemi, director of roll covers at Valmet. He added that the coating helps extend cylinder life and extend service intervals.