Kadant South America has used Tissue World São Paulo to launch its new CeraEdge creping blade line for use in tissue production.

The new creping blade uses a thermal spray technology and offers a unique ceramic-tipped blade that the company said provides tissue producers with “an excellent creping performance in terms of operating life and tissue softness”.

A spokesman for the company said: “The CeraEdge L creping blade is designed for applications requiring extended blade life that maximizes productivity and optimises asset utilisation.

“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.”

The company will also be introducing its recently launched Yankee Safe Programme developed to protect the Yankee and specific components used around and on the Yankee throughout their life cycle.

It is designed to aid tissue makers in controlling chatter, minimising upsets, reducing vibration, decreasing grinds, decreasing blade changes and providing consistent quality.

The Yankee Safe programme includes products such as the Blade View measurement device that digitally analyses blade wear and profiles to the Yankee crown, and services such as Yankee doctor profiling, alignment, and preventative maintenance.