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The Kadant Solutions Research and Development Center serves numerous process industries including pulp and paper, tissue, food and beverage, metals, and carbon fiber.
All “Dry” Roads Lead to Kadant Johnson Research Center
Most papermakers come to the Kadant Johnson Research Center with a problem in hand. They may be seeking to convert production from newsprint to a containerboard grade, have poor moisture profile, limited drying capacity, poor system stability, flooding dryers, long thermal response times, or a lack of energy efficiency.
Where Do You Start in Optimizing a Dryer Section?
The dryer section consumes large amounts of energy and it can have a dramatic impact on both sheet quality and profitability.
Earlier this year, Kadant Solutions announced its next generation Conformatic™ creping holder. The Conformatic AL creping holder incorporates the latest technology bringing improved blade holder performance to the tissue market.
Having a basic knowledge about particle size measurement, total suspended solids, fluid types, and filtration screen basics is helpful when determining the correct filtration system to implement or when troubleshooting a challenging system.
Mike Sneary, Business Development Manger at Kadant Johnson, started with the company in 1980.
Steam flows are commonly measured to monitor dryer section energy consumption. The total steam flow, however, does not provide enough information to assess energy efficiency.
Why is it important to use OEM genuine parts when repairing your equipment? Here are three simple, yet important, reasons.
Most thermocompressor sections are equipped with a non-condensable bleed (NCB) which are are applied to thermocompressor sections to prevent accumulation of non-condensable gases in the dryers.
Last week tissue makers from around the world visited the first tissue conference co-produced by TAPPI and RISI in Miami, Florida.
Kadant Johnson's global research and development center, located in Three Rivers, Michigan, features 18 test machines and 43 test postions.
There are endless processes for roll cleaning including doctoring and scraping, using a shower system, a cleaning pad, or incorporating traversing mechanisms.
Chris Skibba is the National Sales Manager for Kadant GranTek.