Coater blades play an important role in the paper or board making process. They hugely affect efficiency, both materials and time, and have a major impact on final product quality. In blade coating, paper quality variations and rapid wearing of coater blades inevitably result in production losses and higher blade costs.
The Valmet Coater Blade family consists of four carbide blades which leave a uniform layer of coating color on paper or board surface, thus creating an excellent finish for desired coat weight. In addition to having a major impact on end-product quality, blades also improve production efficiency which in turn leads to more saleable production.
The Valmet coater blade selection consists of high-quality carbide blades with extremely low wearing rates. The selection covers blades optimized for different coating positions, available for bent and stiff blade applications in all geometries. This product portfolio offers coater blades for improved process performance and makes it easier to choose just the right blade for your needs.
Through extensive research and development, we have developed the new generation of coater blades - Valmet Coater Blade nC2. This nano-carbide blade with unique properties such as wear resistance, carbide hardness, streaking tendency and a short run-in time, stabilizes the blade coating process, which results in excellent paper quality in the most demanding coating processes.
nC2 especially suits positions that require high quality printing surfaces. It is available in bent and stiff blade mode, in all geometrics and for any original equipment manufacturer applications.
Valmet Coater Blade xC coater blades are optimized for most demanding top coating. The special nano carbide structure allows superior paper quality and long blade lifetime with short run-in time and low streaking tendency.
Valmet Coater Blade nC is for demanding top coating, resulting in excellent smoothness and increased production with up to 25 % longer lifetime compared to traditional carbide materials. PermaCote nC is a high quality nanocarbide blade with a microstructure surface that ensures exceptionally long blade lifetime and distinguished coating finish.
Valmet Coater Blade enC has a dense structure optimized for top coating. enC is a high quality nanocarbide blade delivering high paper quality and maximized lifetime with economical price.
Valmet Coater Blade eC is a cost efficient solution with excellent edge wear resistance and long lifetime. eC carbide blades work optimally in pre, back and middle coating.