About Coldwater


Coldwater provides reliable innovations in engineered consumables, and unique optimization products and services, to the global pulp and paper industry. We operate manufacturing facilities in the United States, Sweden and China, regional sales offices in Spain and Thailand, and have Technical Service Representatives in more than 70 countries.

We are the world’s largest manufacturer of Suction Roll Sealing technology with ten distribution points around the globe. ColdFlex flexible rubber graphite is now the most widely used seal product in the industry.

We are a full service Doctor Blade manufacturer offering all common materials from metals to epoxies to carbon fibers from our facilities in the United States, Sweden and China and we partner with Lantier of Spain to provide the latest in doctoring equipment technology and support. Our service and consignment programs are custom designed to meet your needs.

We acquired Wilbanks Ceramics and are now the exclusive supplier of these high performance ceramics. We offer several proprietary grades of UHMW drainage elements. We also have the technical expertise on staff to assist you with drainage and formation issues, and can design and build Vacuum Control Valves and systems for dewatering management.

We provide Headbox Inspection and Repair Services, Diffusor Blocks, Step Diffusor Inserts, Lexan Sheets and a variety of headbox parts.

We are the global leader in Edge Control technology with over 250 installations running around the world. We design and build custom devices from deckle boards and curl blocks to our innovative FabCurl Wave Management and Control System.

We are the exclusive distributor in North America of the PCA Dryer Passivation System. PCA or Polyclean Applicator System is a unique and patented technology from Germany that uses a wick to evenly apply a passivation agent to the dryer roll surface eliminating sprays and traversing mechanisms. The PCA greatly reduces stickies buildup and dust on dryer cans, as well as passivating the felt for a cleaner and more efficient dryer section.

Finally, our Consumables Optimization Management Program can package any or all of these products and services into a quantifiable annual return on your investment based on a combination of documented TCO “total cost of ownership” reductions and volume discounts.

Our real value often comes in the energy we help you save, the sheet properties we improve,  the maintenance costs we reduce, or the accident we prevent. Our dedicated professionals are paper industry specialists with the expertise and experience to make a difference at your mill.


  1. Safety is always our first priority. Respect and invest in people.
  2. Take the time to listen and understand our customers.
  3. Provide value that customers want with an understanding of what they need.
  4. Enjoy what you are doing and help create a positive work environment.
  5. Strive for continuous improvement.
  6. Embrace and create change and innovation.
  7. Achieve a profit with honesty and integrity.


To provide knowledge, services and products that reduce the cost or improve the quality or safety of our customers’ manufacturing processes.


To have Coldwater products or services used on every paper machine in the world.