The Kadant Blog

Welcome to the Kadant Toolbox, the official blog of Kadant. We know running an efficient operation with a reliable process is what your operational performance relies on, so we put our team to work for you to provide instruction, best practices, and technical know-how. 

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Dryer Bars and Paper Dryer Performance

Dryer bars are axial bars placed on the inside of steam-heated paper dryers to create turbulence in the rimming condensate layer. If the spacing of the bars is chosen correctly, resonant waves are created in the condensate film, between each pair of bars.

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Papercon 2014 Coming to Nashville

Started in 2008 and organized by TAPPI, PaperCon is the largest annual pulp and paper technical program in the world. This year PaperCon is coming to the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

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Revolutionary Change in Corrugating Steam Systems

Increased visibility into the system, from boiler to condensate return, maximum heat transfer, and improved runnability are what top-performing corrugators are saying can make a critical difference in their plants - allowing them to run consistently at cut-off knife speeds.

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Can Filtration Equipment Cost-effectively Reclaim White Water in Systems With a Variability in Solids?

Selecting filtration equipment that performs efficiently under the dynamic process conditions of paper machine white water loops can be a challenge for many papermakers. Variability in furnish, paper grades and the operating conditions of the machine, can lead to large swings in the type and amount of solids that must be removed from the white water before it can be reused in the process.

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New Roll Cleaning Technology for a Wide Range of Applications

Kadant has developed and patented roll cleaning solutions for 80 years. During this time, the company developed a wide range of blades for a variety of roll surfaces.  Today, the latest roll cleaning technologies feature various pad materials for cleaning and conditioning roll surfaces.

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White Water Recovery – the Benefits Go Beyond Just Saving Water

Corporate sustainability statements often emphasize water reduction as a goal associated with minimizing a company’s environmental footprint and impact on the community. Being a “good neighbor” by optimizing the use of water and reducing water costs are the two most obvious benefits.

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Advances in Press Roll Dewatering

Blind drilled, grooved, and suction drilled rolls are commonly used on presses in the papermaking process. The open areas in these rolls are designed to accept water from the fabric. It is important all the water in these rolls be evacuated before the nip to prevent re-wetting the sheet and to ensure optimum press nip performance. In some cases these rolls rely solely on centrifugal force to evacuate water, but this is often not sufficient, especially when the fabric becomes filled and cannot accept as much water.

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Tissue Makers Take Over Miami

Last week tissue makers and converters from around the world visited Tissue World Americas in Miami, Florida. Tissue World Americas reported the event brought in a record-breaking number of participants. The exhibition and conference offered a variety of opportunities for learning.

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Why Do My Steam Coils Freeze in the Winter?

Unfortunately, this happens too often.  Repairing or replacing steam coils can be very expensive.  Fresh air make-up steam coils are typically temperature controlled using a modulating steam control valve to regulate the discharge air temperature. 

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