A pad for every paper

Choosing the correct pad for your application is crucial to perfect paper handling.
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Density based tissue pad selection
Tissue paper can be divided into three categories, each of which should use a different style pad.
Choosing the correct tissue pad type can be simplified by using a technique based on the density of the paper roll. The density calculation is based on how the tissue interacts with the pad as shown in the illustrations below. Note the tissue flowing around the pad in the case of the convex pad and soft tissue. Conversely, the dense tissue holds its shape and is best handled with a pad of similar radius to the roll.

Tissue Type
Typical Paper Types
Recommended Pad
High Density
Service toweling - hard surface
Single Diameter
Medium Density
Toweling, facial, toilet
Double Diameter
Low Density
Ultra Soft Tissue - soft toilet, facial (TAD paper)
Tissue, SIngle Diameter
For handling dense tissue such as industrial toweling.
Tissue, Double Diameter
For handling medium density tissue such as common facial and toweling grades.
Tissue, Convex
For handling low-density, soft tissue such as facial, toilet tissue and soft toweling.
Bonded, Non-Marking Black Rubber
RXH Series (Rubber Cross Hatch)
Used with newsprint, supercalendared SC, coated/magazine papers LWC, milk carton and waxed stock, glassine/greaseproof and white printing.
For handling carbonless and pressure sensitive paper.
Bonded Urethane
UDP Series (Urethane Domed Profile) or Smooth Surface For handling supercalendared SC, milk carton and waxed stock, coated/magazine LWC, Kraft linerboard, Kraft medium/fluting, preprint, fine papers, glassine/greaseproof, white printing and newsprint.
Irathane Coated
For handling kraft and polywrapped paper rolls, linerboard-coated, white printing.
Bolt-On Rubber & Urethane
For handling milk carton and waxed stock, slick coated/magazine paper LWC, Kraft linerboard, Kraft medium, preprint, newsprint, supercalandered SC, carbonless, plastic/polywrapped, lithographic/fine, white printing or any paper requiring increased friction to reduce necessary clamp force.
Designed primarily for newsprint and printing papers.
Designed primarily for newsprint industry.
Excellent general purpose pad for most paper types including newsprint, kraft, tissue (see tissue section), gypsum board facing, dry-lap (rolled pulp), white printing and lithographic/fine paper.
Ribbed Herringbone
For handling kraft papers (linerboard and medium/fluting), preprint, gypsum board facing, linerboard-coated and glassine/greaseproof.