Duckbill Reel Slabber Makes Short Work of Peeling Off Left-on-Spool Loses

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - April 16, 2007 - One reason left-on-spool losses cannot be slit or rewound onto smaller rolls is because of the tension control problems they would cause on the rewinder. But that's not all. The left-on-spool paper is generally so wrinkled and torn or in some other way soiled or marred that it's simply unsellable. It must be stripped or slabbed of the reel and sent to the re-pulper.

The Duckbill Paper Slabber is the ideal tool for removing the left-on-spool paper for these three reasons.

First: Heavy duty, high temperature composite material.
The Duckbill Reel Slabber is a constructed of a high-grade composite of engineered thermoplastic and fiberglass. The rugged material won't melt even when friction-induced temperatures reach 425°F and higher.

Second: High Specific density composite material that's machineable.
Paper mills hate plastic. Plastic can contaminate the process. Estimates vary by mill and grade, but $17,000 an hour is a conservative estimate of the cost of downtime. Because the specific density of the Duckbill Reel Slabber is 1.38 it's paper mill safe. And, because the material is so dense, an edge can be remachined onto the tool even after frequent use.

Third: Eliminate personal and lost time razor knife injuries.
Fixed or retractable razor utility knives cause serious accidental injuries. Obviously, paper mills can be dangerous places, and knives cannot be completely eliminated. But they do inevitably lead to hand and finger injuries and to OSHA recordables and, so there are very few modern mills remaining that condone their unrestricted use.

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Samples available upon request.

To speak directly with a knowledge resource at Duckbill, Inc, contact:

Tom Wiersma
Duckbill LLC
Tel: (616) 456-9676
Fax: (616) 456-9135

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