Andritz Launches New Stratapress SX Single-Seam Press Felt Technology

StrataPress SX is specifically engineered for the most demanding positions in paperboard/packaging, graphical and pulp machines

Andritz has launched its new-generation StrataPress SX felt with patented, integrated single-seam technology.

StrataPress SX is specifically engineered for the most demanding positions in paperboard/packaging, graphical and pulp machines. Its patented, integrated seam ensures strength and durability, while delivering rapid and safe installation.

It is specially designed with a game-changing combination of materials, base fabric structures and unique batt concepts that deliver the highest sheet quality, faster machine speeds, reduced energy consumption and extended life potential.

Bill Butterfield, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Andritz Fabrics and Rolls, says, “With StrataPress SX, for the first time in our industry, customers can now enjoy the convenience and safety of seam felts along with the superior machine performance previously only available from premium-class endless press felts. And with its unique compressibility and nip dampening characteristics, StrataPress SX provides that superior dewatering performance even in the hardest press nip applications, and with reduced operating costs.”

As StrataPress SX technology is built utilizing three distinct warp systems, there is an exact product specification specially engineered to maximize machine performance for graphical, board and packaging, and pulp grades.

StrataPress SX is also available with the company’s exclusive QS (Quick Saturation) technology. Hydrophilic components embedded in the base fabric structure ensure optimized water management to provide improved start-up behavior, enhanced profiles and better NIP dewatering over the entire service lifetime.

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