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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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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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Is It Possible to Effectively Clean a Yankee Dryer?

What is the single most expensive and critical piece of equipment in a tissue mill? The Yankee dryer, of course. And when chatter marks and other damage to the Yankee dryer surface are found, they require expensive grinds which can reduce the operating life of this important asset.

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Improving Flaker Productivity - a Case Study

Often the goal for roll cleaning is to prevent contaminants from getting into the finished product. However, for the flaking industry, application-specific doctor blades provide a different function. In everything from potato starch flaking to pharmaceutical uses, the goal is to efficiently remove the product from the roll and generate maximum yield. So what benefit do roll cleaning and scraping technologies offer the flaking industry? The following case study illustrates how a specialized blade holder and flaking blade significantly increased productivity and decreased downtime.

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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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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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Kadant Solutions Blog in Review and Looking Ahead

Kadant Solutions entered the blogosphere in October 2013. And the entire year was full of research, development, and learning. Escorting out 2013 and ushering in the new year wouldn’t feel right without some reflection.

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