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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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Tissue Makers Jazz Up New Orleans

Last week tissue makers and converters from around the globe visited Tissue World in New Orleans, Louisiana. The exhibition and conference, themed Beyond Sustainability – Leading a Culture of Innovation & Responsible Production, offered a variety of opportunities for learning. Speakers covered ways to improve Yankee efficiency and runnability, and technological innovation and energy efficiency in tissue production.  

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Big Ideas Discovered At IDEA16

Earlier this month, more than 7,000 people from around the world descended on Boston for IDEA16, the largest nonwovens tradeshow in the world. IDEA is a triennial show presenting the latest developments in the nonwovens industry. The exhibition and conference was attended by industry sectors ranging from automotive to medical, and hygiene to geotextiles.

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Panning for Gold the RotoFlex Way

What if you could collect large amounts of valuable resources in the form of raw materials, heat, and chemicals for almost no investment or maintenance costs? What if you could also reduce the cost of water treatment?

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What is TAD?

In the tissue industry, TAD is the acronym for Through Air Drying. The TAD process used in tissue manufacturing was developed by P&G, Kimberly-Clark, and Scott. TAD was first used commercially in the 1960’s in the manufacturing of tissue and towel products. Each company had a slightly different process which created an avalanche of patents around the TAD process.

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Causes of Yankee Chatter (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1, two major sources of chatter causing vibration were highlighted: chemistry and doctors. In this post, we examine the impact excessive moisture can have on Yankee chatter.

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