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.