Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI), announced 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.
The CeraEdge L creping blade is designed for applications requiring extended blade life that maximizes productivity and optimizes asset utilization. For premium tissue producers seeking high tissue softness, the CeraEdge S creping blade is recommended and is suitable for relatively dirty furnish due to its insensitivity to particles and contaminants. The thermal stability of both products reduces blade buckling, twisting, and warping.
According to Jerry Vandoros, product manager at Kadant Solutions, “The timing is perfect for launching the CeraEdge creping blade line. There are more metallized Yankee surfaces being installed and some of the new manufacturing processes put high demands on creping blade performance. Kadant offers a range of coatings for its blades that address specific requirements of both high quality consumer grades and 100% recycle away-from-home grades.” Vandoros continued, “The new CeraEdge creping blades fit nicely in Kadant’s product portfolio for tissue producers, which includes Yankee doctor systems and holders, spray booms, suction pressure roll doctors, steam and condensate equipment, and technical service.”
Kadant Solutions, based in Auburn, Massachusetts, is a leading supplier of doctor blades, doctor blade holders, and doctoring systems for papermaking and other industrial processes. The division’s water management products are applied to the cleaning of forming and press fabrics and the filtration of process water.
Kadant Inc. is a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. The Company’s products, technologies, and services play an integral role in enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with revenues of $402 million in 2014 and 1,800 employees in 18 countries worldwide.