DURATrax™ Family of Polyurethane Roll Covers


Designed for the most extreme conditions

Whether it is sever abrasion, doctoring or temperature, FeltMax ™ can handle it.  FeltMax ™ is revolutionary in that it can handle the higher temperatures found around the size press and inside the dryer hood and still be soft enough (15 P&J) at application temperature to dramatically reduce slippage with the felt.  Finally, a roll cover that is designed for the traction you need, yet also offers the papermaker unsurpassed traction, abrasion resistance, hydrophobicity, thermal stability and doctorability.


Dryer felt rolls, breast rolls, wire rolls, felt rolls, guide rolls, chemi-washer rolls, paper rolls, forming rolls, lead in & lead out rolls, and other non-nipped rolls.

            Cover Attributes – Advantages & Benefits

  • Traction – Dramatic reduction in felt slippage equals longer clothing life
  • Hydrophobicity – Does not absorb ANY water.  Never needs to be “dried out”.
  • Durability – 5x more abrasion resistant than bone hard rubber(0-1 P&J)
  • Doctorability – Can be doctored with composite, steel, or UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) blades
  • Release – Surface morphology provides for exceptional sheet release
  • Stress Relieved – No “edge lifting” or cracking
  • Thermal Stability – Maintains hardness profile and resists thermal degradation
  • Chemical Resistance – Compatible with virtually all chemicals used with any grade of paper
  • Bond Strength - FeltMax ™ cover’s bond strength exceeds its tensile strength.


Performance Data

Trade Name__________________FeltMax ™

Color________________________Dark Blue

Cover Hardness_______________1 P&J

Cover Thickness______________1/4” – 1” (6-25mm)

Max. Operating Temperature____275°F (135°C)

Chemical Resistance

Mild Acids____________________Excellent

Mild Alkalis___________________Excellent

Hot Caustics__________________Good

Hot Water____________________Excellent

Physical Properties

Tensile Strength_______________Superior

Bond Strength_________________Superior

Impact Resistance______________Fair

Coefficient of Friction____________Fair (Excellent @ 275°F)


Water Absorption______________Superior


DuraTrax™ Polyurethane Roll Covers are custom engineered for the toughest applications in the paper machine.  DuraTrax™ covers are made using proprietary equipment and materials that defy conventional roll covering guidelines and expectations. DuraTrax™ covers give the customer all the benefits that modern chemistry and engineering have to offer.

FeltMax ™ is a proprietary polyurethane compound formulated by IPS, Inc.  FeltMax ™ is only available through IPS, Inc.’s global network of licensees.

Contact Us for a comprehensive Technical Data sheet on FeltMax ™ roll covers or any of the DuraTrax™ family of roll covers.