The Kadant Blog

Doctoring, Cleaning, Filtration


Kadant Announces New Ceramic Tip Blade for Tissue Market

Kadant Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of its CeraEdge™ creping blade line for use in tissue production. The new creping blade utilizes a thermal spray technology to offer a unique ceramic-tipped blade that provides tissue producers with excellent creping performance in terms of operating life and tissue softness.

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Synthetic Fiber Processing on Cantilevered Rolls

“The crew is very happy with the results so far.”  This was the initial feedback Kadant received after a trial of a VeriLite™ roll cleaning system on one draw stand roll. The supervisor went on to say, “Adding a blade to every roll on every line is a forgone conclusion as the potential savings in downtime, about an hour per wrap, is enormous!”

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Keys for Choosing a Fabric or Roll Cleaning Supplier

Although there are many criteria to consider when selecting a supplier of traversing showers for fabric or roll cleaning equipment, the most important is to choose a system that delivers the desired results, which in most cases includes improved runnability and increased productivity.

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A Filtration System Design By and For Papermakers

Pressure filters are used extensively in the papermaking process and often go unnoticed as they effortlessly operate in stable mill water systems. They quietly perform as designed preventing shower nozzles from plugging and assuring that paper machine clothing remains clean. Pressure filters protect process equipment by removing contaminants such as sand and silt from mill water.

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Roll Cleaning in the Food & Beverage Industry

I sat down with Kadant’s Mike Mercer, district sales manager, to better understand some of the challenges facing roll cleaning in delicate environments such as the food and beverage industry.

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Celebrating 100 Years of TAPPI at PaperCon 2015

PaperCon, organized by TAPPI, is the largest annual pulp and paper technical program in the world. This year PaperCon is coming to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme “100 Years: A Century of Achievement” sets the stage for the program topics and speakers. The 100 year TAPPI celebration will be prevalent throughout PaperCon, including the Centennial Celebration Gala and special keynote speaker AfterBurner, featuring a “top gun” fighter pilot.

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High Resolution™ Forming System for Packaging Grades of Paper

For years, papermakers have looked for the best combination of drainage and formation in the early section of fourdrinier paper machines. The ability to maximize drainage without sealing the sheet and to control sheet activity over a wide range of basis weights have been challenges with increasing machine speeds and customer quality demands.

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Paper Moisture Control to Reduce Curling

During the paper manufacturing process, many scientific processes are manipulated to control the physical properties of the paper such as weight, thickness, color, strength, and moisture. While most of these variables remain fixed after the paper is made, the moisture content begins to change almost immediately.

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How to Choose a Roll Cleaning Blade

Doctor blade? Roll cleaning blade? Scraper? The term is used differently depending on the industry but the product’s purpose is the same–to clean or remove contaminants from a cylindrical surface.

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