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Non-Wovens and Other Industries

Innovative Solutions for Innovative Manufacturers

Menges has been a involved in the nonwovens industry since its early days. Geosynthetics & industrial fabrics plants have used completely new processes to develop wholly new products – and these processes require unique rollers.

Few suppliers match our capabilities in large process rolls, specialty covers, big chill rolls, and value added services.

Plus, the helpful Menges Team is always available to help solve those complex process challenges.

So whether you’re in nonwovens, construction laminates, wood processing or even the minerals or pelletizing markets….Menges Roller offers the products & services you need to succeed!

Manufacturing of large industrial rollers, like this example for the nonwovens industry, is a specialty of Menges Roller Company, a leader in rubber and chill rolls for a variety of markets, including paper converting, plastic film extruding, and steel coil coating.

Large Rubber Rollers

Large chill and heat rolls, as seen here, are made by Menges Roller Company for customers in the nonwovens and geosynthetic membranes fields, offering thermal rollers for laminating, curing foam, adhesive drying and film coating.

Chill / Heat-Transfer Rollers

Grooved rollers for industrial processes can be purchased at Menges Roller, which designs and makes silicone rollers for high-heat and release applications in the foam, film and plastics markets.

Grooved Rollers

Carbon fiber rollers, particularly for high speed operations, are available for purchase through Menges Roller Company, which also offers rubber covers for these products.

Carbon Fiber Rollers


The nonwovens industry relies on Menges Roller to design large nip and chill rolls for a variety of laminating, coating, gluing and winding functions, all of which are delivered out of the facilty near Chicago.

Engineering & Testing

New silicone covers for heat resistant and high release rollers can be purchased at Menges Roller Company, along with an array of grooving and crowning services that benefit processors of geosynthetic and nonwovens fabrics.

Rubber Recover Services

Along with urethane and silicone rollcovers, Menges offers textured steel and knurled aluminum industrial rollers, custom-fabricated to meet the needs of unique process requirements.

Texture Options

Grooving services provided by Menges Roller are conducted using machines that deliver exactly the cut or serration our customers require, whether it be diamond, chevron or serrated grooves.

Grooving Services


  • Rubber Re-Cover Services: Menges offers recovers in custom-blended silicones, urethanes & synthetic rubbers
  • Grooving & Serrating: Computer-controlled groove & serration work to enhance a material handling properties
  • Roller Crowning:  Large rollers can be crowned to compensate for deflection & excessive loads
  • Balancing:  Menges offers static and full-motion dynamic balancing for every type of roller
  • Repairs: Menges Roller provides the most comprehensive array of repair services in the roller industry
  • Texturing: Knurling and other friction-enhancing finishes can increase the efficiency of your application
  • Chrome & Specialty Finishing: Rollers may be finished or re-finished with chrome, nickle, anodizing & more
  • Design & Engineering: Our engineering dept. has won awards for thermal modeling & strength testing capabilities
  • Acid Flushing of Chill Rolls: Liquid-filled rollers can be flushed of excess coagulants, rust & scale deposits
  • Delivery & Pickup Services: Menges offers in-house trucking services to expedite recovers & minimize downtime


Menges Roller is the ultimate vendor for long industrial rollers, particularly those with rubber covers or chrome finishes, fabricating and manufacturing the highest-quality rollers in the paper, nonwovens, or plastic film fields.

Nearly 30 feet long, this roll is covered in a high-release silicone. We also polished to super-smooth finish. Special rollers are our specialty!

Menges Roller manufactures new rollers for OEMs and end-users, covered with any compound on the market.

  • Natural & Synthetic Rubbers (EPDM, Nitrile, Hypalon, etc.)
  • Urethane Blends (including Tiger Max)
  • Silicones, including High-Temp & High-Release Forlulas
  • Many Grooving, Crowning & Polished Finish Options
  • Length Capacity Reaches 10 Meters / 32.8 Ft.
  • Strength Testing & Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Available
  • Reverse-Engineering of Existing Rollers is Available
  • New Rubber Rollers Page
With an ability to manufacture any type of industrial roller, Menges had no problem fabricating this large press roller from solid steel, featuring a spline and smooth finish OD surface.

Machined from a solid ingot of steel, this 20″ x 120″ roller was precision-ground to a very exact OD.

At Menges, one of our specialties is large rollers. We make large, long and heavy rollers to perform in almost every application.

  • Length Capacity: 33.8 feet / 10 meters
  • Diiameter Capacity: 48 inches / 122 cm
  • Weight Capacity: 20,000 lbs. / 9070 kg
  • Carbon Steel & Stainless Steel Options
  • Precision OD Grinding for Exact Diameters
  • Finishes in Chrome, Nickle, Plasmas & More
  • Large Process Rollers Page
The nonwovens industry benefits substantially from cold rollers manufactured by Menges Roller Company because thermal processes are optimized and improved with these high-tech process components.

3 of 8 large chrome-plated heat transfer rollers Menges Roller manufactured to fit a special cooling process for a nonwovens customer.

Menges Roller is recognized as a leader in chill roller manufacturing, offering award-winning engineering & high-performance designs.

  • Double-Shell, Spiral-Baffle Designs
  • Mono-Flow and Duo-Flow Configurations
  • Designed with CFD Thermal Modeling Technology
  • Temperature Ranges: 20-600°F (10-315°C)
  • Very Low Temperature Variances: +/-1 degree
  • Chrome Finishes (polished to mirror & low-Ra values)
  • Nickle, Plasma, Tungsten Carbide and Specialty Finishes
  • Heat Transfer Rollers Page
With a variety of urethane roller covers to choose from, in addition to epdm, nitrile and silicone, Menges Roller is highly-ranked for its groove and serration services, which are available to customers in the paper and plastic film markets.

Grooved rollers can be custom-fabricated and covered to match existing rollers or designed to meet new specifications/applications.

Menges designs & manufactures custom-grooved and serrated rollers to solve almost any material handling challenge.

  • Grooving of Rubber-Covered & Aluminum Rollers
  • Computer-Controlled CNC Grooving Machines
  • Diamond Patterns for Air Release
  • Herringbone & Chevrons for Friction Enhancement
  • Spiral Serrations for Wrinkle Removal
  • Segmenting to Handle Boardly Materials
  • May Accompanny Crowning or Polishing
  • Grooved Rollers Page
Carbon fiber processing rolls manufactured by Menges Roller are rated as some of the best in the nonwovens and paper industry because they feature excellent rubber covers, as this example shows, as well as exact OD finishes and potential grooves such as diamond and herringbone patterns.

Carbon fiber rollers from Menges are lightweight yet strong. They may be rubber-covered or run with exposed carbon fiber, with an exact OD.

Carbon fiber rollers from Menges represent a lightweight solution, perfect for light loads and low-stress applications.

  • High Strength-to-Weight Ratio
  • May be Rubber-Covered or Fiber-Finished
  • Consult a Menges Engineer for Appropriate Rubbers
  • Fiber Finishes are Precision Ground to an Exact OD
  • Precision-Machined Inserts: Aluminum or Steel
  • Balanced for Smooth Operation at High Linespeeds
  • Carbon Fiber Rollers Page




Dozens of rollcover compounds to fit any converting process.

  • Quick Turnarounds for Recovers
  • Silicone, Hypalon, Urethane & 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
  • All Services Performed In-House for Total Quality Control
  • Re-Cover Services
At Menges Roller Company, elastomers are used as roller covers, including urethane and abrasion-resistant TPU, then grooved or crowned to meet unique specifications and dimensions.

Before & After – No matter what your requirements are for rollcover compounds, textures, or grooves, Menges is your ultimate recovering source.


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

  • Grooves Formed with Computer-Controlled CNC Machines
  • Diamond Patterns
  • Chevron & Herringbone Formats
  • Spiral Serrations for Wrinkle Removers
  • Horizontal Grooves
  • Vertical Segments
  • Roller Grooving Page
Grooving services for industrial rollers provided by Menges Roller Company offer higher quality and lower prices for all types of rubber and urethane rolls, plus this firm offers many secondary services and maintenance oprions.

This roller – over 28 feet long – for an industrial fabric converter, has been recovered & grooved with a spiral serration to prevent wrinkling.


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

  • Parabolic Crowning to Compensate for Deflection & Sag
  • Crowns also Necessary for Many Nip Rollers
  • Precision-Machined to Hundredths or Thousnads of Inch
  • Menges Engineers Can Help Specify Crown Dimensions
  • Available on Rubber & Elastomer-Covered Rollers
  • Crowning Services Page
Crowned rollers coated with silicone are a good substitute for ceramic corona treater rollers and may be purchased through Menges Roller Company, a leader in the plastic packaging industry and member of AIMCAL.

Long rollers are popular in the nonwovens sector. But with length comes deflection, a slight runout effect. Crowning compensates for deflection.


Balancing eliminates vibration and reduces web bubbling & wrinkling.

  • Balanced to Customer-Specified Linespeed / Rotation-Rate
  • Two-Plane Full Rotary Motion Dynamic Balancing
  • Reduces Web Vibration & Prevents Bearing Wear
  • Static Balancing to Prevent Loping (heavy spots in rollers)
  • For All Types of Rollers (chill rolls, solid steel rolls, rubber covered)
  • Roller Balancing Page
Menges Roller servces foam manufacturing plants with large industrial roller manufacturing and maintenance services, offering new rolls, rubber covers, grooving, crowning, and journal repairs.

Balancing is critical, and Menges can balance rollers up to 33 feet long. Here a urethane roller for a geosynthetics plant is being balanced.


Menges features a full-service roller repair facility.

  • Complete Facilities For Every Repair Need
  • Precision CNC Fabrication of Replacement Journals
  • Installation of Replacement Journals
  • Shrink-Fit Techniques & Wire-Fed MIG Welding
  • Threading & Re-Threading of Fitments
  • Siphon Tube Replacement (heat transfer rollers)
  • Bearing Race Resurfacing
  • Core/Body Repairs & Cylindrical Grinding
  • Roller Repairs Page
At Menges Roller, nonwovens customers rely on us for critical spare roller manufacaturing, as well as bearing race resurfacing, which is important to all deadshaft rollers.

Before & After – For a mineral processor, these rollers see real abuse. We replaced the journals & recovered in a special urethane.


Promote friction, enhance material handling, and speed in-feed processes with these special texturing services.

  • Knurling Services
  • Acid Etching to Add Friction
  • Shot Blasted Matte Finishes
  • Thermal Sprayed Options & Plasma Finishes
  • Micro Grooving & Segmenting
  • Roller Texturing
Knurled rollers can be manufactured by Menges Roller Company, but they can also be repaired and coated with plasma sprays, thermal coats or nickle plated.

Knurling is one of many options that add friction.


Chrome plating is available for new rollers or as service for roller refurbishing projects.

  • Perfect for Heat Transfer / Chill Rolls
  • Cylindrical Grinding to Remove Old / Worn Chrome
  • Preparation of Rollface to Recieve New Chrome
  • Application of New Chrome
  • Polishing of Chrome to Any Ra Value (including mirror finish)
  • Also Available: Nickle, Black Chrome, Croydon, Anodizing & More
  • Chrome & Finishes Page
Menges Roller is a vendor offering chrome plating services for industrial rollers in the nonwovens, geosynthetic, OEM and machine building markets.

Over 25 feet long, this roller (for a construction materials manufacturer) was manufactured and chrome plated at Menges Roller Company.


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

  • Thermal Modeling using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • To Guarantee the Temperature of Heat Transfer Rollers
  • Also Ensures Low Thermal Fluctuation (as low as +/-1 degree)
  • Strength Testing using Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Menges Won AIMCAL’s “Technology of the Year” for our utilizing CFD Models to Design Heat Transfer Rollers
  • Design & Engineering Services
With a range of 3-D design and engineering software applications, Menges Roller has been awarded many flexible packaging and foil converting awards, particularly because the firm provides outstanding themal modeling and real-world industrial process simulation services.

Final designs are output to 3-D CAD programs after initial modeling with CFD Thermal Simulations and FEA Strength Testing applications.

Extend chill roll life with this important maintenance service.

  • Recommended as an Annual Maintenance Service
  • Flushes Coagulated Chemicals, Rust and Mineral Scale
  • For All Liquid-Filled Chill / Heat Transfer Rolls
  • Menges usus Specially-Formulated Chemical Mix
  • Increases Flow-Rates
  • Improves Thermal Transfer
  • Extends Overall Life of Roller
  • Acid Flushing Services
Acid flushing is a service provided by Menges Roller Company to custmers that have chill rolls or heat rolls that require flowrate improvement or debris removal.

Acid flushing, sometimes called acid washing, removes rust, mineral scale and coagulated chemicals from heat transfer rollers.

Menges offers in-house roller pickup & delivery services.

  • In-House Trucking within Designated Delivery Zones
  • Reduces Turnaround Times & Eliminates Downtime
  • Company-Owned Trucks & Menges Employees (no contractors)
  • Ensures Proper Handling of Your Rollers
  • Trucking & Shipping to Cover North America & Global Locations
  • Submit Your Project for Quote
With in-house trucking services, Menges Roller delivers its industrial and rubber rollers to customers throughout the Midwest region of the united states, which includes OEM and end-user markets, as well as machine makers.

Menges Roller has its own in-house line of trucks and trailers to facilitate roller delivery.


The nonwovens & industrial fabric sectors are evolving quickly.

And Menges has been with you since the start, with unique products & services to help you grow.

This industry tends to require oversized rollers. We make them, cover and repair them.

Need a 25 foot chrome roller? Look to Menges. An 48 inch wide chill roll? We are your source.

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

We’re here to help you run faster, reduce waste and produce better products.

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