Roll covers for every application

Roll covers for every application

Roll covers for every application

Roll cover technology is a key factor in improving sheet release, reducing draw, improving dewatering performance, ensuring consistent coating and sizing, and achieving excellent calendering results. The various applications on the paper machine require a variety of roll cover designs and coating materials.

Materials range from ceramic coatings to very soft elastomeric covers

The surface profiles range from plain polished to high open surfaces, as well as complex cross-machine direction crown designs. Contact us - together we will find the perfect roll cover for you!

Product highlights



    Aggressive chemicals can quickly damage a polyurethane roll cover and lead to increased surface wear. SupremePress has been specially developed for press roll positions that are exposed to high levels of chemical attack. The innovative polyurethane cover has excellent chemical resistance and improved hydrolysis resistance for longer cover life and constant drainage.
    ArcticFlow ArcticPress

    ArcticPress & ArcticFlow

    ArcticPress for press rolls and ArcticFlow for suction rolls were especially developed for medium speed applications. The roll covers integrate the latest polyurethane materials for best impact and abrasion resistance for long grinding intervals with constant profile, press nip and dewatering conditions. Both roll covers have a unique cover build-up with a thicker functional layer for more lifetime.
    ArticSoft FRS


    ArcticSoft is a roll cover made from polyurethane with an innovative structure for pressure rolls and suction press rolls in tissue machines. With the new mini base layer, the functional layer can be increased, resulting in even longer service life. The polyurethane functional layer combines hardness stability, wear resistance and elasticity. The proven surface design ensures optimal drainage. ArcticSoft is suitable for all tissue applications with medium high speeds and can withstand the harsh environment of a press section.
    Voith Paper OceanCoat P

    OceanCoat P

    The innovative coater backing roll cover is specially made for high-demand positions in blade coater applications.
    • Meets the requirements of stable profile conditions and highest wear resistance

    • Made with a new polyurethane chemistry and unique filler concept



    Withstands chemical attacks longer than any other polyurethane cover
    SupremeFlow represents a continuous progression that started with the development and market introduction of IntenseFlow, a proven cover for the pulp industry. SupremeFlow now offers the outstanding chemical resistance needed for graphic and board & packaging machines.

    “The new suction press roll cover SupremeFlow from Voith is the ideal product for optimizing our machine performance at the Frantschach site. With the polyurethane cover, we were able to triple the service life compared to the previous product. In addition, we were able to achieve a positive effect on the cover with the changes to the press hydraulics. As a result, we are more than convinced of the overall performance of the SupremeFlow.”
    Andreas Petschenig, Maintenance Engineer, Paper Mill Kraft Paper Frantschach

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    AiroGuide Tune Green

    AiroGuide Tune Green is the first guide roll cover certified according to DIN CERTCO for biobased products. 
    • Enables the reduction of the carbon footprint
    • No corrosion and long service life
    • Increases the life of forming fabrics
    • Organic raw materials reduce crude oil consumption

    TerraDry GN

    TerraDry GN is a thermal coating designed to have the best in class anti stick properties through a superior dirt repelling surface layer for dry applications. It provides the following benefits:
    • Highest level of contamination resistance and anti-stick properties
    • No corrosion
    • Long service life
    • Best available surface sealants provide enhanced performance.
    • Increases the life of dryer fabrics

    MegaPress R for press rolls with internal cooling

    MegaPress RNC for press rolls without internal cooling

    These premium roll covers with optimum sheet release are tailored to the production conditions of smoothing presses. The special micro-roughness of the surface optimizes the sheet release, which leads to
    • Improved paper quality
    • Reduced risk of web breaks
    • Fewer unscheduled shutdowns
    • Longer service life for increased machine availability

    IntensePress for press rolls / IntenseFlow for suction press rolls

    Voith has developed roll covers for pulp machines that meet demanding requirements like high temperatures and especially aggressive chemical stress.

    The roll covers are made of a new polyurethane material with following benefits: 

    • Chemical resistance
    • Heat resistance  
    • Low abrasion
    • Damage resistance 
    • Hydrolysis stability


    The high-performance polyurethane roll cover SupremeFilm completes our film press portfolio. In addition to UniFilm and eVenFilm, our customers can now select this premium roll cover as well. The outstanding properties of polyurethane have been used for many years for high-end press section solutions and have now been tailored to the needs of film presses.

    “SupremeFilm allowed us to keep the two Sigma profiles constant over an unprecedented installation period. This has achieved our ultimate goal of producing perfect paper quality.”
    Dietmar Muser, Manager Paper Mill, Sappi Ehingen GmbH

    Brochure SpeedSizer

    AiroGuide C

    In addition to exceptional wear resistance, state-of-the-art AiroGuide C guide roll covers offer exceptional quality and performance, less downtime and greater cost savings:
    • Best material at low investment costs

    • Long service life and reduced maintenance costs thanks to wear and temperature-resistant materials

    • Smooth surface and low contamination

    • No corrosion problems

    • One expert for all guide roll covers

    • Increased performance level by combining AiroGuide C with tailored fabrics and doctor blades

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    TerraSpeed Supreme

    TerraSpeed Supreme was specifically designed for board, packaging and specialty applications. Due to the used raw material qualities and chemical additives for better sheet release, the requirements of roll covers are especially high in those applications.
    Read the press release


    With this roll cover for coater backing rolls, Voith is adding a highly durable option to its portfolio of coater roll covers that need less regrinding and therefore reduce shutdown and maintenance costs.
    Read the Datasheet

    EvoStretch and StretchUp Service

    EvoStretch is a spreader roll designed by Voith experts. Benefit from its reliability due to latest Voith technology and the extensive service know-how. Within a short service time, conventional spreader rolls can be upgraded by adding our exclusive EvoStretch Bearing with selfhealing function and the high-performance polyurethane sleeve SolarStretch.
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    Find your perfect roll cover


      Roll covers in the forming section need to guide and tension the fabric.
      Some of the rolls have to transmit the drive force to the fabric, while other rolls perform dewatering functions. The roll covers need to be doctorable and wear resistant, have good traction properties, and perform with no sheet marking. Voith offers roll covers in rubber, polyurethane, composite and resin, as well as hard metal coatings for the various applications in the forming section.
      Read the brochure

      Roll types in the forming section:

      • Breast Roll
      • Couch Roll
      • Forming Roll
      • Lumpbreaker
      • Table Roller
      • Wire Drive Roll
      • Wire Suction Roll
      • Wire Guide Roll


      Roll covers in the press section must remove the remaining water via a system of nips pressing against each other, aided by press fabrics that support the sheet and absorb the pressed water.
      High surface stability, no marking, sufficient operating volume, high wear resistance and impact resistance and doctorability are some of the necessary features a roll cover needs in the press section. Depending on the specific roll application, we offer polyurethane, rubber and thermal coatings.

      Roll types in the press section:

      • Center Press Roll
      • Center Suction Press Roll
      • Felt Guide Roll
      • Glazing Cylinder Pressure Roll
      • LNP Soft Roll
      • Paper Guide Roll
      • Pick-up Suction Press Roll
      • Press Roll Hard
      • Press Roll Hard Vented
      • Press Roll Soft
      • Shoe Press Counter-Roll
      • Smoothing Press Roll
      • Suction Press Roll
      • Spreader Roll


      In this paper machine section, the paper web is heated with steam to reach the necessary dryness value.
      In the harsh environments, cylinders and guide rolls are prone to contaminations and corrosions. They need special thermal and metal coatings for corrosion protection, as well as wear and contamination resistance. We offer specially developed coatings for all applications.

      Roll types in the dryer section:

      • Dryer Cylinder
      • Dryer Wire Guide Roll
      • Dryer Paper Guide Roll
      • Spreader Roll

      Coating & Sizing

      For demanding print results that are brilliant in detail and require very smooth, closed surfaces, Voith Paper offers a wide range of roll covers for sizing and coating applications.
      Using our sizing and coating roll cover knowledge combined with our expertise as a paper machine supplier, we are able to ensure the roll cover selected meets your expectations. Depending on the specific demands, we offer polyurethane and rubber roll covers.

      Roll types in the coating and sizing section:

      • Coater Applicator Roll
      • Coater Backing Roll
      • Paper Guide Roll
      • Film Press Applicator Roll
      • Spreader Roll
      • Size Press Hard
      • Size Press Soft


      Product Selector

      Find the perfect fitting roll cover for your calender
      Thanks to our new Product Selector, you can configure your individual calender roll cover within a few steps. Together with our experts you will create a cover which is tailor-made for your application and priorities. As a result you not only increase the efficiency of your paper machine but also save money and participate always in the latest technology.

      “Our focus are our customers and their needs. Therefore, they receive a product that is tailored exactly to their individual requirements.”
      Ralf Moser, Global Product Manager Finishing Section & Doctor Blades

      Read the press release
      Depending on the purpose for which a paper is used, its surface must have certain properties – especially smoothness and gloss.
      These properties are imparted to the paper by calenders, which are equipped with up to 15 rolls. Our calender roll cover product line offers an extensive cover choice for all application requirements. Optimized fiber-reinforced composite covers and world-class thermal coating covers provide optimum paper gloss, smoothness, and bulk while maintaining cover profile and surface consistency.

      Roll types in the calender:

      • Machine Calender Hard Coating
      • Multi-Nip Calender Elastic Roll
      • Mulit-Nip Calender Hard Coating
      • Paper Guide Roll Calender
      • Soft Nip Calender Elastic Roll
      • Soft Nip Calender Hard Coating
      • Super Calender Elastic Roll
      • Super Calender Hard Roll
      • Spreader Roll

      Reeling & Winding

      During reeling the paper web is wound up on reel spools.
      We offer rubber or polyurethane covers on reel spools, providing a perfectly closed nip when starting the winding process on the spool and running smoother with reduced noise. During winding, the paper is cut into narrow rolls. Our polyurethane covers have superior cut resistance and remain in better condition for more consistent winding. We also offer thermal coatings that can be applied either on site or in one of our locations equipped with thermal spraying.

      Roll types in the reeling and winding section:

      • Reel Drum Hard
      • Reel Drum Soft
      • Reel Spool
      • Rider Roll
      • Squeeze Roll
      • Winder Drum


      We offer excellent roll covers to meet the specific requirements for special applications.
      Marking and splicing rolls are used for applications in which the roll covers must meet special requirements – such as very high wear resistance or a soft surface. For these special applications, we offer excellent roll covers.

      Roll types for special applications:

      • Marking Roll
      • Splicing Roll


      Roll covers in tissue machines need to offer excellent wear and thermal resistance with high hardness stability to provide excellent operational safety.
      Coatings for Yankee cylinders must withstand rough conditions and therefore offer high wear and corrosion resistance. Depending on the specific tissue machine requirements, we offer different covers and coatings.

      Roll types in tissue machines:

      • Tissue Pressure and Suction Pressure Roll
      • Yankee Cylinder
      • MG Cylinder

      Diagnostic Systems

      NipMaster analysis program for optimum dewatering

      NipMaster analysis program for optimum dewatering

      Designed for efficiency
      The NipMaster concept exploits the surface design of suction and press rolls and comprehensively analyzes optimum dewatering characteristics.
      Read the article
      NipSense2: Profile optimization through real-time measurement in the nip.
      NipSense2 is a system consisting of mats with highly sensitive sensors that are inserted in the nip. The data of the nip width are transmitted wirelessly to a computer with special analytical software and directly displayed. Changes in the nip profile can thus be followed directly on the screen. NipSense2 visualizes possible discrepancies in the crown, the closing process and the hydraulic systems in real time and a correction calculation is carried out.
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        Voith's TerraSpeed Supreme and SkyTop Plus provide stable performance and operational reliability in specialty paper production of Koehler Kehl's PM 1

        Voith's TerraSpeed Supreme and SkyTop Plus provide stable performance and operational reliability in specialty paper production of Koehler Kehl's PM 1

        The German paper manufacturer Koehler Paper produces specialty papers at five production sites using state-of-the-art technology. In particular, the production of SD and thermal papers at PM 1 at the Kehl site is demanding, as special fillers and auxiliary materials, such as PCC, AKD, and coated broke are used here. Due to the technological challenges, Koehler Kehl decided at the beginning of 2019 to switch roll covers from competitors to the newly developed Voith roll cover TerraSpeed Supreme.
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        Successful performance of Voith´s new thermal protection coating TerraDry PN at the PM 4 of Hamburger Containerboard

        Successful performance of Voith´s new thermal protection coating TerraDry PN at the PM 4 of Hamburger Containerboard

        Hamburger Containerboard, a producer of high-quality corrugated case material products for customers throughout Europe, has significantly reduced cleaning efforts during shutdowns and increased efficiency thanks to Voith's new thermal protection coating TerraDry PN.
        Read the success story
        Tissue mill awards long-term mechanical roll service contract and roll cover business to Voith based on performance

        Tissue mill awards long-term mechanical roll service contract and roll cover business to Voith based on performance

        A Southern U.S. tissue mill, which produces virgin and recycled fiber products for both the consumer and commercial markets, recently expanded its relationship with Voith as the company proved its service excellence and quality product offerings.
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        Voith’s expertise and quality products deliver savings to U.S. tissue mill

        Voith’s expertise and quality products deliver savings to U.S. tissue mill

        A Midwestern U.S. tissue mill, which produces light, dry crepe tissue on a traditional crescent-forming machine, recently expanded its relationship with Voith as the company proved its service excellence and quality product offerings.
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        MegaFlow rubber roll cover delivers uniform profile and wear resistance to U.S. board mill

        MegaFlow rubber roll cover delivers uniform profile and wear resistance to U.S. board mill

        A board mill in the eastern United States was experiencing chemical degradation issues on its suction press roll cover. The MegaFlow cover from Voith solved these problems and showed a uniform profile from edge to edge over the front face of the roll, a greatly reduced cupping of the suction holes and no sheet marking.
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        SolarPress covers and Total Roll Management program revive board machine

        SolarPress covers and Total Roll Management program revive board machine

        The upgraded presses allowed for a boost in the solids coming out of the press section. Solids increased from 43 percent before the rebuild to 49 percent after the rebuild. Voith exceeded 100 percent of the project goal and was awarded credit for the project’s success. The machine set new all-time production records shortly after starting up from the rebuild.

        How can we help you?

          Our experts are happy to help you find the prefect roll cover for your application!


          Tom Meijer

          Product Manager Forming Section


          m +31 6 46355422


          Christina Bauer

          Product Manager Press Section


          t +49 7321 37 2026


          Carl Taylor

          Product Manager Dryer Section


          m +44 792 9054331


          Ralf Moser

          Product Manager Finishing Section


          m +49 171 7274115

          Diagnostic Systems

          Ralf Moser

          Product Manager Roll Cover Diagnostics


          m +49 171 7274115

          Services for roll covers - Part of your business

            Your needs − our challenge! At Voith, the characteristics of roll covers are perfectly adjusted to the requirements. Thanks to our in-house mixing and compounding department, we are flexible and deliver customized products.

            Maintenance should be planned, as optimizing mature roll covers is an important aspect of running your production plant with maximum efficiency. Voith has been a competent, trusted and reliable industry partner for 150 years. Furthermore, we provide roll servicing with comprehensive maintenance and inspection steps combined with different upgrade solutions you can completely rely on.

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