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Ceramic Tip Creping Blade Exceeds Tissue Manufacturer’s Expectations

According to Jack Allen, Kadant’s tissue applications manager, “tissue creping is an operation near the end of the tissue manufacturing process where bulk, stretch, absorbency, and softness are created in the tissue. Tissue creping is vitally important when these characteristics are key attributes of the final product. Technically, everything can be a factor and affect the tissue creping process.”

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Continuous Blade Systems = Quick Roi

What do food, chemicals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco have in common with the paper towels sitting on your kitchen counter? The answer lies in how they are manufactured.

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Doctor Blade Removal Made Easy and Safe

Removing doctor blades can be a challenging task. The function of a doctor blade is to scrape glues, wood pitch, stickies, and fibers from rolls. These materials work into the blade holder to complicate blade removal.

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Nanotechnology Blade Breakthrough Follows Call for Step Change in Performance

Five years ago our CEO, Jon Painter, brought the Kadant R&D teams together with a mission in mind: he encouraged step change technologies vs. incremental gains. For my team in the UK, this meant a revolutionary step forward for doctoring. Blades tougher than steel. Blades capable of withstanding brutal contaminated conditions; providing high value and excellent performance to our customers.

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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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Checking Blade Angle Decreases Downtime and Increases Performance

Doctor and roll cleaning blades are used to clean rolls and remove stock accumulations, water, pitch, and filler buildup. Since doctor and roll cleaning blades are used in a variety of industries including paper, tissue, carbon fiber, chemical, food, beverage, corrugating, construction, metals, textiles and nonwovens, it is important to make sure each blade angle is set appropriately for the job.

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Tissue Creping: An Interview with Jack Allen

I sat down with Kadant’s Jack Allen, tissue applications manager, to better understand the tissue creping process and unique industry challenges. Jack’s work at Kadant focuses primarily on providing training to sales and service associates about the chemistry used in tissue manufacturing and supporting field trials of the new CeraEdge™ creping blade.

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Fabric and Roll Cleaning Pilot Plant Provides Useful Trial Insights

The papermaker is faced with many challenges when trying to keep fabrics and roll covers clean. Contaminants are deposited and consequently forced into the void volume of fabrics, reducing permeability, creating holes in the sheet, and other runnability issues. In addition, deposits on roll surfaces cause picking or sheet marking.

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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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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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