AUBURN, MA, May 26, 2016 (Press Release) -Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc., announced it received an order for two Octopus stock approach systems for a coated duplex board machine in Japan. Coated duplex board is typically used as packaging material for small boxes that require high quality printability, such as consumer electronic products, food packaging, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer merchandise. It can also be used in combination with high-performance corrugating medium and linerboard for the outer layer of corrugated packaging.
First introduced in 1995, the Octopus system has been successfully used to supply vats, hydraulic formers, and both air pad and hydraulic headboxes with uniform flows across the width of the paper machine without the need for recirculation. The flat basis weight profile allows the mill to improve sheet quality and reduce energy and fiber costs. The Octopus system will be used in place of conventional tapered inlets to reduce cross-machine variation and to control overall sheet profile.
As basis weight supplied to each zone of the forming device is a function of flow and consistency, cross-directional basis weight is controlled by the Octopus stock approach system's ability to vary consistency in each supply zone. Consistency control of each zone is controlled off-machine, allowing operators to make profile corrections safely while the paper machine is in operation.
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 as well as engineered wet-end products for papermaking.
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 $390 million in fiscal year 2015 and 2,000 employees in 18 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.