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Coldwater Strengthens Its Global Ceramics Capabilities with TKF Agreement

Knife Grinder with Wilbanks Ceramics Aluminum Oxide Forming Board TKF's facility in Germany has grinding capabilities for drainage elements up to 13 meters using the same precision grinding equipment that all new Wilbanks Ceramics are manufactured with.

May 29, 2018 - Coldwater has appointed Technische Keramik Frömgen GmbH (TKF) of Korschenbroich (Glehn), Germany as an Authorized Repair and Grinding facility in Europe for Coldwater's Wilbanks Ceramics drainage elements.

Since Coldwater's acquisition of Wilbanks Ceramics in late 2017, this is one more step to support Coldwater's global leadership in supplying and servicing Wilbanks Ceramics high performance drainage elements. Coldwater now designs, manufactures, assembles, grinds and repairs these precision ceramic drainage elements in Atlanta, Georgia.

Through sales to all major paper machinery OEMs, the agreement with TKF gives Coldwater the ability to provide its large installed base of European customers with the same high quality and responsive service for ongoing blade inspections and regrinding as well as the ability to replace any drainage elements as needed.

Replacement blades/elements will be provided through Coldwater's North American plant and installed by TKF.

TKF has a long and highly respected history in the ceramics business. Their Germany facility has grinding capabilities for drainage elements up to 13 meters using the same precision grinding equipment that all new Wilbanks Ceramics are manufactured with. Plus, TKF employs some of the industry's most experienced drainage elements personnel.

Coldwater is a global leader and innovator in paper machine consumables and engineered products that optimize paper machine performance and reliability. To learn more, please visit: www.coldwaterseals.com.

SOURCE: Coldwater