Reducing Industrial Razor Blade Wear Caused by TiO2 Pigments

Reducing Industrial Razor Blade Wear Caused by TiO2 Pigments

Excessive wear of industrial razor blades during slitting can significantly increase operating costs for manufacturers. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments in certain polymers have been identified as a key culprit behind accelerated blade wear.

Causes of TiO2-Induced Blade Wear

Industrial Razorblade Wear

Titanium dioxide is added to polymers to obtain "white film" which has good UV blocking qualities. The TiO2 particles have a high hardness and cause abrasive wear when impacting on the blade cutting edge. Consequently lifespan of the blade is greatly reduced and compromises sufficient edge and (un)winding quality, leading to higher scrap rate and lower production efficiency. On top of that, it increases the need for more frequent blade replacements, elevating operational costs.

  • Hard TiO2 pigments create abrasive wear
  • Poor edge and (un)winding quality leads to higher scrap rate
  • Reduced blade lifespan, drives up replacement costs and machine downtime

It's evident that the wear caused by TiO2 calls for advanced solutions. Therefore Fortisblades increases the blades resistance to the erosive friction caused by the hard particles.

Specialized Blade Solutions

Engineered for optimal performance across various polymer types, film thicknesses, and operational speeds, we provide three distinct blade categories to precisely align with your specific requirements:

  • Fortis: Ceramic coated razor blades
  • Fortis+: Advanded ceramic coated razor blades
  • Fortius: Solid ceramic razor blades
Industrial Razorblades Types

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