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Starmont Manufacturing   
640 East 217th Street    
Chicago Heights, IL 60411    
Phone: 708-758-2525    
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3M™Wipes:  Wiper Bars and Mill Wipes

3M™ Wipe products last longer and work better than felt, rubber, and other traditional wipe materials. 3M™ brand Wipes are made from a unitized matrix of strong, synthetic fibers and resilient resin systems. Premium non-woven webs are produced and then laminated to form tough sheets and blocks that can be utilized for many tasks in a primary metal production plant.

The unique construction provides many performance advantages:

  • Utilizes porosity of non-woven web to absorb oxides from rolls and hydrostatic force of moving fluids..
  • Resists tearing by sharp, ragged edges on metal strip.
  • Resists gouging, chunking, or fraying despite exposure to rough surfaces and coil splices.
  • Maintains a uniform and even edge that controls fluids and debris long after conventional products fail.
  • Able to maintain high resiliency and compressibility so that it can follow typical changes in surface topography with consistent & firm pressure.
  • Dimensionally stable compared to traditional wipe products that allows for firm fixturing.

Some common and successful applications are these

Remove and absorb debris and oxides
  Rolling Mill Roll Wipes
  Bridle Roll Wipes
  Conductor Roll Wipes

Line tension pads
  Near exit / entry shears
  Simple drag pads

Basic fluid control wipes
  Applying oils to the surface
  Removing fluids from the surface

Non-Marking pad surfaces for critical/high-value product
  Hoist and truck pads
  Floor pads for coil storage

3M™ Brand Wipe products can help significantly improve operations and applications where traditional wipe products are used and/or where there is insufficient space or funds for cleaning rolls to be utilized.



Product Selection & Availability:

3M™ Mill Wipes
3M Mill Wipes:
Made from the same material as our premium Neutral Mill Roll. Offers excellent wiping action, oxide retention, and conformability.
(soft)     3 - 5 - 7 - 9     (hard)
1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1"
Up to 60" in 1/8" increments as standard product.*
*Note:Greater lengths available as a special request item from 3M for single-piece 'Long Mill Wipes' used as rolling mill roll wipes.
**Note: A chemically resistant Mill Wipe is being developed and is also available as a special request item. It has been successful as a conductor roll wiper on eletro-coating lines (e.g., Tin).

3M™ Wiper Bar
3M Wiper Bar:
Slightly different from Mill Wipes. More rigid than Mill Wipe. Offers more life and durability than Mill Wipe, but less wiping action, oxide retention, and conformability. Wiper Bar is "machine-able" to allow for special fixturing.
(soft)     3 - 5 - 7 - 9     (hard)
1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1"
Up to 60" in 1/8" increments.

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