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Converting & Packaging Industry Rollers

Menges is a Leading Supplier to Top OEMs & Converters

Menges Roller is a leader in the converting sector, a respected innovator in roller and engineering technology.

We supply industry-leading chill rollers and rubber rollers to converters and packaging companies worldwide.

Several OEMs rely on Menges Roller to produce their most critical rollers: including low-temperature-variance chill rolls, high-release silicione-covered rolls, and web spreaders that optimize new machine performance.

Heavily involved in AIMCAL (Association of Metallizers Coaters & Laminators), Menges won the AIMCAL Technology of the Year Award for our use of CFD Thermal Modeling in Designing Heat Transfer Rollers.  Also members of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), we are a trusted partner to many recognized brands.

At Menges Roller, we do more than just design, manufacture and service industrial rollers – we are your partner.

Our practical, cost-effective solutions help you run more efficiently, reduce waste, and improve your process quality.

Chill rollers, also called heat transfer rollers, for the plastic converting industry and plastic packaging industry are manufactured and designed by Menges Roller Company.

Heat Transfer / Chill Rolls

Nip rollers for the plastic converting and plastic packaging industry are manufactured by Menges Roller Company, a leader in nip roller technology.

Nip Rollers

Web spreading rollers, also called wrinkle removing rollers, for the plastic industry are manufactured by Menges Roller Company, a leading supplier of industrial rollers for the converting sector.

Wrinkle Removers

High-perofrmance adhesive layon rollers for the plastics industry are manufactured by Menges Roller Company.

Adhesive Layon Rolls


Heat transfer and chill roller design services for the plastic converting industry and packaging industry may be obtained from Menges Roller Company.

Design Services

Rubber roller recovering services for the plastic converting industry and packaging sector may be obtained from Menges Roller Company.

Re-Cover Services

Rubber roller grooving services for the plastics industry may be obtained from Menges Roller Company.

Grooving Services

Chrome planting and chrome re-plating services for industrial rollers, including chill rollers, is offered by Menges Roller Company.

Chrome Plating Services


  • New Roller Design: OEMs & end-users love our award-winning strength-testing & thermal-modeling services
  • Rubber Re-Cover Services: Menges will recover your roller with any rubber, silicone or elastomer on the market
  • Grooving & Serrating: Choose from diamond, chevron, herringbone, spiral serrations or a custom groove format
  • Crowning:  Rubber rollers can be crowned to enhance material-handling or compensate for deflection
  • Balancing:  Menges offers high-speed two-plane dynamic balancing as well as static balancing services
  • Repairs:  Unlike many roller companies, Menges offers complete repair services, including journal replacement
  • Chrome Plating:  Includes removal of old chrome, application of new chrome & polishing to desired finish
  • New Roller Fabrication:  We manufacture rollers for every converting process, including R&D applications
  • Delivery & Pickup Services: Menges offers in-house trucking services to expedite recovers & minimize downtime


Menges Roller makes precision chill rolls, sometimes known as chill rollers or heat transfer rollers, and these two rollers are chrome plated and feature a double-shell spiral-baffle design.

Double-shelled rollers are our specialty. Leaders in this field, we serve top OEMs & converters with exact-temp hot & cold-application rollers.


Menges Roller designs & manufactures high-performance double-shell spiral-baffle heat transfer rollers for critical converterting applications.

  • Double-Shell, Spiral-Baffle Designs
  • Mono-Flow and Duo-Flow Configurations
  • Designed using Award-Winning Thermal Modeling Technology
  • Capable of Temps from 20-600°F (10-315°C)
  • Exact & Even Temperatures: Variances to +/-1 degree
  • Chrome, Nickle and Specialty Finishes Available
  • Utilized by Leading OEMs, Film Producers and Converters
  • Custom-Fabricated to Meet Your Exact Process Requirements
  • Heat Transfer Rollers Page
Nip rollers for the plastic converting and plastic packaging sector are available through Menges Roller Company.

Nip roller with hypalon. We offer dozens of performance-grade rollcover compounds.


At Menges, we manufacture and service nip rollers to fit standard nipping systems as well as ‘custom-engineered’ laminating machines.

  • New Nip Roller Manufacturing
  • Rubber Re-Cover Services for Existing Nip Rollers
  • Many High-Heat & High-Release Silicones Available
  • Precision Crowning Available
  • During Design Phase, Stress Testing Using Computer Models
  • Nip Rollers Page
Nip impression paper from Menges Roller is called Menges Proof-Nip Impression Paper, and it is available for purchase by calling 847-487-8877.

Proof Nip Impression Paper is inserted into the nip, clearly showing areas of high & low pressure – very useful in determining proper crown dimensions


Mengse Proof Nip Impression Paper measures nip system pressure.

  • Pressure-Sensitive Laminated Paper Product
  • Inserted Directly into Nip System
  • Visually Shows Areas of High & Low Pressure
  • Helps Engineers Design Proper Crown Dimensions
  • The First Step in Producing Even & Consistent Nip Pressure
  • Nip Impression Paper Page
Wrinkle reomoving industrial rollers, also called web spreader rollers, are available through Menges Roller Company, a supplier of rollers for the plastic converting industry.

If wrinkling is a problem with your web, Menges web spreaders may be the perfect solution.


Also called ‘web spreaders,’ these rolls help a web run smooth & flat.

  • Spiral Serration on Rubber Rollcovers
  • Crowned as Needed
  • Liveshaft & Deadshaft Configurations
  • May be Placed at Key Points along the Line
  • Perfect for Thin Substrates and Films
  • Wrinkle Removing Rollers Page
Adhesive rollers, also called layon rollers, are manufactured by Menges Roller, and they feature hypalon, nitrile and other rubber rollcover options.

Our layon rollers have high-release rollcovers, low TIR and flawless finishes – for coating perfection.


Layon rollers for adhesive application are a Menges Roller specialty.

  • Low TIR (consistent diameter) for Uniform Application
  • High-Release Silicones & Synthetic Rubbers
  • Low-Ra / High-Polish Surface Finishes
  • High-Temp Compounds Available
  • Easy-Clean Rollcover Options
  • Rubber Rollers Page
Idler rollers for the plastic converting industry and packaging sector are available through Menges Roller Company, which manufactures these rollers at their large facility in Wauconda Illinois.

New chrome-plated idlers with deadshaft journals.


We are your source for all types of precision industrial rollers, including idler rollers and basic material handling rollers.

  • Live-Shaft & Dead-Shaft Designs
  • Steel, Aluminum or Rubber-Covered
  • Chrome and Specialty Hardshell Finishes Available
  • Precision Grinding Available for Exact OD Dimensions
  • Balanced for Smooth Operation at High Speeds
  • Custom Roller Cores Page




Menges offers award-winning design services – to guarantee chill roll temperatures and ensure sufficient strength in process rollers.

  • Thermal Modeling using Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Modeling for Temperature Variances as Low as +/-1 degree
  • Strength Testing using Finite Element Analysis
  • Solid Stress Analysis & Modeling
  • Menges Won AIMCAL’s “Technology of the Year” for using CFD Modeling to Design Heat Transfer Rollers
  • Design & Engineering Page
Indutsrial roller engineering and design services for the plastics industry and packaging sector are available at Menges Roller Company.

CFD thermal modeling of heat transfer rollers and strength testing of process rollers. These award-winning services help ensure rollers perform exactly as planned – that’s a guarantee!


Dozens of rollcover compounds to fit any converting process.

  • Quick Turnarounds for Recovers
  • Silicone, Hypalon, Urethane and Special Synthetic Compounds
  • Custom-Blending Available
  • Any Durometer, from 30 to 90
  • Proprietary Seamless Rollcovering Process (no build lines)
  • Grooving, Crowning, Balancing and Finishing Services
  • Roller Re-Cover Services
Rubber roller recovering services for the converting industry are available by Menges Roller Company, which specializes in rubber and urethane rollers.

We offer rollcovers to meet the requirements of any converting process, custom-blended to your specified durometer value.


Menges Roller offers grooving services for all types of covered rollers.

  • Precision-Formed wit Computer-Controlled (CNC) Machines
  • Diamond Patterns
  • Chevron & Herringbone Formats
  • Spiral Serrations for Wrinkle Removers
  • Horizontal Grooves
  • Vertical Segments
  • Roller Grooving Page
When the converting industry seeks grooving services for rubber rollers, the majority of converters seek out rubber roller grooving services from Menges Roller Company.

We offer a multitude of groove & serration options, performed with precise CNC machines.


We remove your worn chrome plate and apply a new chrome finish.

  • Perfect for Heat Transfer / Chill Rolls
  • Cylindrical Grinding to Remove Old / Worn Chrome
  • Preparation of Surface to Recieve New Chrome
  • Application of New Chrome
  • Polishing of Chrome to Any Ra Value (including mirror)
  • Also Available: Nickle, Tungsten Carbide (plasma), Matte Finishes, Acid Etched, Anodizing & More
  • Chrome & Finishes Page
Chrome plating services for all types of industrial rollers, including chill rolls and heat transfer rolls, is available at Menges Roller Company.

Chill rolls often require new chrome. We remove the worn chrome & re-plate the surface.


Precision crowning to enhance a roll’s material handling properties.

  • Parabolic Crowns to Slightly Stretch Webs
  • Parabolics also used in Nip Rollers and Long Rollers
  • Reverse-Parabolic Crowns Can Help Guide Errant Webs
  • Precision-Machined to Hundredths or Thousnads of Inch
  • Menges Engineers Help Determine Optimum Crown Profile
  • For Any Rubber or Elastomer-Covered Roller
  • Crowning Services Page
Roller crowning services for rubber rollers in the converting industry are provided by Menges Roller Company, a leading supplier of industrial roller services to the paper, plastic and foil converting industries.

Parabolic and reverse-parabolic crowns can enhance a roller’s ability to manipulate the web. High-pressure nip rollers and long rollers often need crowns to compensate for deflection.


Balancing eliminates vibration and reduces web wrinkling.

  • Balanced to Customer-Specified Linespeed / Rotation-Rate
  • Two-Plane Full Rotary Motion Dynamic Balancing
  • Reduces Vibration and Web Chatter
  • Prevents Premature Bearing Wear
  • Static Balancing Prevents Loping (heavy spots in rollers)
  • For All Types of Rollers (chill rolls, solid steel rolls, rubber covered)
  • Roller Balancing Page
Balancing of industrial rollers, including rubber rollers and silicone rollers, is available through Menges Roller Company.

Eliminate product-damaging vibrations with our two-plane dynamic balancing services.


The most comprehensive roller repair facility in the business.

  • Complete Repair Shop – For Every Possible Need
  • Precision CNC Fabrication of Replacement Journals
  • Installation of Replacement Journals
  • Shrink-Fit Techniques & Wire-Fed MIG Welding (solid construction)
  • Threading & Re-Threading of Fitments
  • Siphon Tube Replacement (heat transfer rollers)
  • Bearing Race Resurfacing
  • Core/Body Repairs & Cylindrical Grinding
  • Roller Repairs Page
Industrial rollers used in the converting industry that require repairs often contact Menges Roller, a company that is known for providing shaft repairs and roller core repairs at excellent prices.

Before & After: Journal replacements like this are routine for the Menges Repair Team.


Menges Roller Company designs and manufcures all types of new rollers for OEMs and end-users.

  • Heat Transfer Rollers / Chill Rolls
  • Nip Rollers
  • Adhesive Applicator & Layon Rollers
  • Wrinkle Removing Rollers
  • Grooved & Serrated Rollers of All Types
  • Custom-Fabricated Rollers for Proprietary Applications
  • Submit Your Design
New industrial roller design and manufacturing services are offered through Menges Roller Company, which provides a wide range of roller-related services for all types of industrial rollers.

No matter what type of specialty roller you may require, Menges will beat your expectations.


Menges offers in-house pickup & delivery, and truck/shipping services worldwide.

  • In-House Trucking Across Wide Delivery Zones
  • Company-Owned Trucks & Menges Employees (no contractors)
  • Shipping Services to Cover North America & Global Locations
  • Submit Your Project for Quote
Industrial rollers (manufactured, recovered, repaird and refurbished by Menges Roller Company) can be picked up and delivered by a certified Menges Roller Truck and employee.

In-House Trucking for Roller Pickup & Delivery


Menges Roller Company is a well-respected name in the plastic packaging & converting sectors.

We are innovators in seamless rubber rollcover technology, and leaders in chill roller manufacturing.

Our rollers are in the industry’s top OEM machines and production lines for the biggest names in converting.

We offer practical, cost-effective solutions to your web handling and process challenges.

Call 847-487-8877 or click today to contact one of our knowledgable, friendly engineers.

We’ll help you run faster, reduce waste, and produce better products.

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