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Doctoring, Cleaning, Filtration


Safe and Consistent Cleaning of Shower Bars and Nozzles

Process shower bars and nozzles are critical components in many manufacturing processes. Applications range from low-pressure, low-flow water lubrication and chemical applications to high-flow, high-pressure cleaning application.

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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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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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Why is Checking the Doctor Blade Angle Important?

Doctor blades are used to clean rolls and remove stock accumulations, water, pitch, and filler buildup. Since paper, tissue, chemical, food, beverage, corrugating, construction, metals, textiles and nonwovens, it is important to make sure each doctor blade angle is set appropriately for the job to be accomplished.

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Clean Rolls Make a Difference in Metal Processing Lines

Processing strip metal in continuous form is full of challenges. The strip is conveyed over and through numerous rolls, many of which contact the strip and have a direct effect on quality. Adding roll cleaning systems has proven to help maximum run rate, yield and improve product quality in these processing lines.

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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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