Machinery & Components
Kadant Black Clawson sells 10,000th FibreWall screen cylinder
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
August 13, 2019 – Kadant Black Clawson, a subsidiary of Kadant, is celebrating a company milestone after manufacturing and selling its 10,000th FibreWall screen cylinder.
The patented FibreWall screen cylinder is designed for the high-efficiency removal of debris and contaminants from pulp. It removes stickies – including micro-stickies – that consist of various adhesives, resins, waxes, inks and other viscous additives found in the papermaking and recycling processes from the pulp furnish.
“It all started with a fleeting inspiration,” says Daniel Parenteau, director of product engineering at Kadant Black Clawson, in a release. “We noticed a small bird gracefully diving after insects in the garden. Its stable tail shape inspired our design, and after a lot of testing, the FibreWall screen cylinder was born.”
The design eliminates welding and other fabrication processes, such as rolling, that can permanently deform and weaken the cylinder shape. By eliminating distortion, uniform cylinder spacing can be assured and precise slot tolerances maintained.
Kadant Black Clawson is a fibre processing and recycling equipment supplier that designs, manufactures, and services equipment used in virgin and recycled paper stock preparation and paper machine approach-flow applications.