Kadant launched a new nanotechnology-enhanced composite doctor blades line

Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant, launches its Ultimate Blade Line featuring nanotechnology-enhanced composite doctor blades. According to the announcement, the proprietary doctor blade line incorporates nanotechnology-enhanced resins which are manipulated on a molecular scale to provide a composite resin matrix with increased resistance to chipping, improved inter-laminar bonding, and a lower coefficient of friction compared to conventional blades.

Mohan Jayaraman, technical manager for doctor blades, commented:

“The Ultimate Blade Line provides the papermaker with application-specific materials to enhance roll surface cleaning, sheet shedding, and significantly extend overall doctor blade life compared to conventional blades. The high-performance doctor blades result in fewer blade changes and the potential for reduced operating costs while enhancing overall doctoring and machine efficiency.”

Earlier Kadant completed acquisition of the forest products business of NII FPG Company.

Source: Woodbizforum