Albany International Introduces New Lagging Technology, Eliminates Need for Gluing

Coated Dura-Drive Lagging EZ installs on most drive pulleys without glue.

Oct. 28, 2011 - Albany International announced that corrugated paper manufacturers can reduce the cost associated with the expensive, time-consuming process of removing and gluing roll lagging, thanks to Coated Dura-Drive™ Lagging EZ, which the company introduced today.

According to Albany, Coated Dura-Drive Lagging EZ installs on most drive pulleys without glue. This innovation will enable customers to install lagging on both rolls in a fraction of the time currently required, in many cases less than an hour. With no gluing there is no costly downtime waiting for the glue to cure. In addition it is environmentally friendly since no toxic glue is being used. By using the patented Coated Dura-Drive Lagging EZ, there is no need to grind the old lagging off, and it installs in minutes.

“We are excited to bring to the industry this innovation that can reduce a customer’s overall cost,” said Joe Siciliano, Global Product Manager for Albany International Corrugator Belts. “There’s no longer a need to shut down an entire operation over a weekend just to re-lag your rolls. With no grinding or gluing, there is a significant reduction in overall costs to a plant in both manpower and downtime. In addition, since the Coated Dura-Drive Lagging EZ is installed in sections, if lagging is damaged in one section, you can replace only the section and not have to replace the entire roll covering.”

Albany International is a global advanced textiles and materials processing company. Its core business is the world's leading producer of custom-designed fabrics and belts essential to the production of paper and paperboard. Albany's family of growth businesses extends its advanced textiles and materials capabilities into a variety of other industries, most notably aerospace composites, nonwovens, building products, high-performance industrial doors, and high-performance insulation and yarn.

SOURCE: Albany International