Coldwater Now Manufactures Kirwin Doctor Blades in The U.S.

Feb. 14, 2013 - Coldwater said that has added a doctor blade manufacturing area to its Atlanta, Georgia (USA) facility and the introduction of Kirwin doctor blades to the North American market.

Coldwater acquired R&E Kirwin Ltd. - Doctor Blade Manufacturers and Engineers, of Chesterfield, England in May of 2012. The Kirwin business was moved to Coldwater's Swedish facility near Karlstad later in the year. Kirwin has been a prominent supplier of doctor blades in Europe, Africa and Asia for more than thirty years, Coldwater noted.

In a written statement, the company said, "Coldwater in Atlanta and Karlstad can now manufacture Kirwin doctor blades from carbon fiber, epoxy glass, cotton phenolic, polyethylene, bronze, stainless steel and carbon steel for any style of doctor blade or creping blade holder. Both facilities also stock all the necessary clips, rivets, tubes and springs for quick deliveries."

Coldwater also announced that Bill Frawley has joined the company as the US Product Manager for the Kirwin line. Frawley has many years of experience in doctor blade applications, Coldwater added.

Coldwater is a manufacturing company specializing in products for the pulp and paper industry. The company is the world's largest manufacturer of suction roll sealing strips and one of the largest manufacturers of paper machine drainage elements. Coldwater manufactures premium rubber/graphite and composite materials for seal strips and end deckles, and offer a variety of premium UHMW and ceramic products for formation and drainage. It also offers a wide selection of air load tubing, fittings, packing holders, t-bars, doctor blades, headbox inserts, Lexan™ headbox sheets, seals for PV (Pocket Ventilation) rolls, and other mechanical consumables on the paper machine. For more information visit:

SOURCE: Coldwater Group, Inc.