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.”