Doctor Blades come in straight and beveled configurations.

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Available in 7 wear-resistant materials, ProEdge(TM) Doctor Blades feature application-specific bevels and profiles for precise cleaning and metering performance. With standard bevels ranging from 22-45°, blades can be applied to flexographic and offset printing used in variety of industrial processing applications, including corrugating, converting, envelope, newspaper, and flexible packaging.



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Kadant Web Systems Expands Doctor Blade Offerings to Flexographic Printing



Auburn, Mass., September 18, 2009 - Kadant Web Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI), has expanded its current doctor blade product line to include ProEdge(TM) doctor blades for flexographic printing and offset coating applications. ProEdge doctor blades are available in seven different wear-resistant blade materials and feature application-specific bevels and profiles for precise cleaning and metering performance.

"The ProEdge doctor blade line allows us to further expand our presence into the converting, corrugating, and printing industries," said Jose Garcia, president of Kadant Web Systems. We intend to leverage our decades of technical expertise in doctoring systems to fill a void in these industrial markets."

ProEdge doctor blades can be applied to flexographic and offset printing used in a variety of industrial processing applications including corrugating, converting, envelope, newspaper, and flexible packaging. The blade edge configuration is available beveled or straight, depending on the specific application need. The standard bevel ranges from 22 to 45 degrees allowing for a balance between high metering quality and doctor blade performance life.

Kadant Web Systems Inc., based in Auburn, Massachusetts is a leading provider of doctor blades, doctor blade holders, doctoring systems, and paper machine accessories to the pulp, paper, and related industries.

Kadant Inc. is a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry, with a range of products and services for improving efficiency and quality in pulp and paper production, including paper machine accessories and systems for stock preparation, fluid handling, and water management. Our fluid-handling products are also used to optimize production in the steel, rubber, plastics, food, and textile industries. In addition, we produce granules from papermaking byproducts for agricultural and lawn and garden applications. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with revenues of $329 million in 2008 and 1,600 employees in 16 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.

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