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Most Popular Blog Posts in 2015

2015 was a year of innovation for Kadant, so in case you missed it, these are the top five Kadant Toolbox blog posts from the past year based on popularity.

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Reduce Curling with Paper Moisture Control

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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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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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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Fluid Filtration 101: Understanding the Basics

If you have water or fluid in your process system, it’s likely you have solids build-up. These solids can cause difficulty in the production process. Basic knowledge about particle size measurement, total suspended solids, fluid types, and filtration screen basics is helpful when determining the correct filtration system to implement or when troubleshooting a problematic system.

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Product Evolution in Effective Water and Fiber Recovery

During the past four decades, Kadant has supplied over 1,000 gravity and vacuum-assisted strainers to the pulp and paper industry. As the pulp and paper industry evolved, the need for a product with the advantages of traditional strainers that incorporated higher reliability, a simple design, and less maintenance was recognized.

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Eight Steps to Avoid Trim Squirt Nozzle Buildup and Improve Sheet Edges

Minimizing wet end breaks due to poorly designed trim squirt systems will increase machine efficiency and productivity. This includes avoiding buildup on the trim squirt nozzles above the sheet. The following steps can help minimize buildups and improve sheet edge finishing.

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