Every now and then we dive deeper into the details of paper making by highlighting a certain part of the process. This time we are focusing on calendering, which is one of the crucial steps in achieving Multicopy’s excellent print results.
Calendering is the process by which the paper’s surface is altered to achieve a smooth finish – improving its printability properties. If not calendered, many printing papers simply wouldn’t measure up to the required printing quality. Our uncoated grades, like the office papers in the Multicopy family, manufactured at Nymölla Mill, are treated through a soft nip calendering process.
The soft calendering machine uses heat, pressure and friction to produce the required result as the paper web is pressed through two “rolling” nips. These soft rolls have an elastic cover that form a nip, replicating the surface of the tempered roll with a hard surface – that is where the smoothness is created.
The machine used for calendering Multicopy at Nymölla Mill is a Valmet Optisoft calander. Link to Valmet
What impact is Covid-19 having on consumer behavior related to office paper? Is the massive increase of people working from home instead of an office, affecting the attitude towards printing? Where do they buy their paper and what’s the status the Multicopy brand? We wanted to find out and performed a market study.
All of us at Multicopy would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for reading our articles throughout the year. We hope they have brought you joy, knowledge and a sense of being together through these challenging times. We can’t wait to share more stories with you in 2021! We want to share this season greeting with you and wish you a magical holiday season. Enjoy and we hope to see you next year!
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