Ltd. of Guangzhou PRC will become the first paper mill in the
world to manufacture its own polyurethane roll covers. Guangzhou
will start-up a Coldwater Roll Covering System (CRCS) in early
2002 according to Coldwater Group President, David Withers.
"Guangzhou Paper will become the first paper mill in the
world to manufacture their own polyurethane roll covers.
produced will be of a much higher quality than those currently
available in rubber, and Guangzhou will also offer these covers
to other paper mills in the region. The CRCS is compact and easy
to use and we expect other large paper mills to consider the
bene-fits of covering their own rolls at the mill site."
Guangzhou already has an extensive roll repair and grinding
facility providing roll services for their own paper machines
and to other machines in southern China.
Rubber Roll Co. Ltd, of Mogashan in Zhejiang Province about two
hours west of Shanghai will also be installing a Coldwater Roll
Covering System to supplement their rubber covering capabilities
for the mills in central China. DeQing has been manufacturing
rubber roll covers for over 50 years, but recently expanded
their capabilities to handle the larger rolls in the paper
industry. Heavy cranes, a dynamic balancer, a roll grinder, and
a new rubber extruder are all being installed in a new workshop
dedicated to paper industry roll covering in addition to the
CRCS. "DeQing is perfectly positioned to offer polyurethane
roll covers to the many large and modern paper machines in the
Shanghai area. We are very happy to have a company with such a
long and suc-cessful record in rubber roll covering add our
technology", said Withers. DeQing also expects to start-up
their Coldwater equipment in early 2002