Valmet Rod Beds are moving your performance forward

Valmet Rod Beds are characterized by three attributes: Reliability, Performance and Reusability. By reliability we mean better and more stable runnability for your process. For us, performance includes long lifetime with excellent results. Reusability then, means less waste and significant cost savings.

We divide our vast selection or rod beds into three main groups by their material and design. Polyurethane (PU) rod beds, Polyethylene (PE) rod beds and Insert rod beds. Their characteristics are summarized in the graph below.

Valmet Rod Bed comparison

Customer cases: Excellent results with Valmet Rod Bed PU

Case: Better coat weight profiles

Sizer consumablesFor comparison between Valmet Rod Bed PU and a competing PE rod bed, we monitored the coat weight profiles at a customer’s machine with two-sided film sizer. The coat weight was 8 g/m²/side.

The results showed, that Valmet Rod Bed PU has excellent profilability – the basis weight profiles at PM reel were much better compared to peaky profiles competing PE rod bed.


Case: Tolerance against impurities from recycled fibers

The excellent tolerance of Valmet Rod Bed PU against impurities from recycled fibers leads to increased lifetime of rod beds and hence decreased costs.

It was shown at a customer’s machine, that Valmet Rod Bed PU can be reused 4 times after the grooved rods have been worn out, leading to 6 weeks’ average lifetime of Valmet Rod Bed PU. At the same time, the average lifetime of competing PE rod beds was less than 4 weeks. The annual costs of rod beds decreased by 36%.

Applicator rod bed results from Valmet