Metal embossing is done with a set of hardened matched steel rolls, geared together for top to bottom pattern registration and closed under high pressure.
The average embossed texture is .025” deep. The average embossing roll is either solid or has a wall thickness of ½” - 1”.
Developing innovative and functional new textures requires sophisticated surface analysis on a micro and macro level.
Whether for function, fashion or both, Alliance’s mill engraved rollers embody the textures and finishes that enhance and enrich.
The original manufacture of synthetic, man-made decking was based on sawdust co -extruded with plastic.
Calenders employ two or more steel rolls that close under pressure to smooth, compress and in some cases partially bond a nonwoven, plastic, paper other substrate.