Research & Development
While most suppliers are preparing for the future. Kadant is creating it. Kadant’s research and development activities are the force behind the patented technologies and innovative products that we bring to papermaking and to other process industries worldwide.
With major R&D facilities in Europe and the USA, Kadant is uniquely positioned to address process industry challenges and needs for improved fiber processing, heat transfer, doctoring, and fluid handling. In addition to internal product development activities, our research centers allow customers to simulate their own operating conditions and applications to identify and quantify opportunities for improvement.
At the Kadant Research & Development Center in Three Rivers, Michigan, we test different equipment combinations and system components under the conditions of a particular customer's operation. Through the data gathered, Kadant can help determine the right components to maximize machine performance. System analysis and seal technology is also a major area of study for Kadant engineers.