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Posted by Marketing on June 15 2018 in News Press Pads 

“What lengths of press pad material can you supply?”

When it comes to pressure compensating mats, you may require a longer length to suit specific equipment and product needs. No limitations – anything is possible! Marathon has the capability to produce press pad lengths up to 200-300 metres.  This effectively means that there are...
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Posted by Marketing on June 01 2018 in News Press Pads 

“When would I need to use a thicker/heavier press pad?”

It’s important to stop and consider what type of thickness and weight of pressure compensating pad you actually need, before making a final buying decision.  Understanding what type of press pad you actually need There are a number of scenarios that would benefit...
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Posted by Marketing on May 18 2018 in News Press Pads 

“How heavy are your press pads?”

Pressure compensating pads are used widely throughout the laminate manufacturing industry.  Products come in various lengths, thicknesses and weights to suit manufacturing conditions, and specific process requirements.  Marathon produce a wide range of high performance press pads, used across different industries.  Current...
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Posted by Marketing on May 04 2018 in News Press Pads 

“What is the thickness of your press pads?”

Pressure compensating pads are used widely throughout the laminate manufacturing industry. Increased pad thickness can lead to a higher standard of finish Marathon produce a wide range of press pads, currently available with thicknesses ranging from 1.5 mm to 2.3 mm.  No restriction to the thickness...
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Posted by Marketing on April 20 2018 in News Press Pads 

“Do you offer press pads with reinforced areas/edges?”

Pressure compensating pads come in a variety of different specifications.  It is important to understand how certain design features of press pads can affect the quality of the laminate products that you produce. A range of solutions – designed around you Marathon provides several press...
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Posted by Marketing on April 06 2018 in News Press Pads 

“Can you press multiple formats using press pads?”

Pressure compensating pads, built to last One of the most positive features about Copsil™ and UltiMat™ pressure compensating pads, by Marathon, is a reluctance to accept permanent deformation, despite the application of extreme pressure.  The construction and design of the press pads incorporates a...
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Posted by Marketing on March 23 2018 in News Press Pads 

“Can you measure heat transfer using press pads?”

Yes, it is possible to measure heat transfer using press pads.  We have a very simple solution, and that is to insert individual thermocouples in the required positions during the installation of the press pads and press plates. A battery-operated temperature indicator can then...
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Posted by Marketing on March 09 2018 in News Press Pads 

“Why is pressure compensation necessary?”

Pressure compensation is necessary in the production of laminates to ensure that the area being pressed receives equal pressure, despite inaccuracies in platen and substrate parallelism.  Usually maximum heat transfer through the press pad is a major consideration.  The innovative silicone technology utilized...
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Posted by Marketing on February 23 2018 in News Press Pads 

“How can press pads improve my laminate board productivity?”

Poor quality board products can cost your business dearly. That’s why it’s important to address any weak areas in your production process that could lead to serious quality issues along the line.  Any shut down of machinery or processes, product failures, and...
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Posted by Marketing on February 09 2018 in News Press Pads 

“What do I need to know about press pads?”

If you work in a busy production environment, you will appreciate that any weak link in the manufacturing process can result in quality issues, leading to product rejects, failed deliveries, lost productivity, etc.  That’s why it’s important when producing laminated boards, such...
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