The Paper Industry in Review
The Paper Industry has had many changes over the past decade. Some of the changes include plant closings, buyouts and consolidations. These changes are not only with the Paper Companies but also the vendors associated with the industry.
The types of paper machine designs that are still common to the industry, especially in North America, are Beloit, VOITH, and VALMET. These designs include a variety of components that are maintenance items to the machines.
One area of the paper machine that needs optimum service from the replacement parts are the components of the suction roll. These components include Airload Tubes, Deckles and Seal Strips. The sealing strips have many names including suction roll seal strips, sealing strips, side deckles, packing, seals, silencers or side packing strips.