General Information

Simtex™ uses a special formulation of specially selected synthetic fibres, prepared in a unique way, oriented circumferentially to coincide with the direction of material to be calendered. This approach ensures maximum ‘forged’ strength and smoothness.

One of the many advantages of using Simtex™ is that it is able to withstand 250c+ maximum surface temperature with a maximum temperature of the steel roll at 400°C+.

Physical Properties of SimtexTM

  • 100mm+ usable diameter
  • Surface temperature resistance 250c+
  • Regrind interval up to 1000 hours
  • No loss in gloss & smoothness compared to a cotton roll – fully elastic nip
  • Shore D range 70-90
  • Greater depth of material
  • No special steel shell required – the original bowl shafts can be used.
  • Longer life
  • Minimal marking
  • Minimal damage from selvedge