We build our blade holders for consistent performance in the most demanding environments. Essco blade holders are manufactured to our precise standards and lead the industry in durability. They lead the industry for ease of adjustability and maintenance.

Holder Summary Description
KF-35A ESSCO KF-35A holder TYPE: RigidCONSTRUCTION: 316 stainless steelUSE: Fourdrinier, press, dryer, calender, reel, off-machine applications; can be customized for special purposes The rugged and versatile KF-35A is the industry standard for rigid blade holders. It’s suitable for most doctor positions and accepts almost any blade thickness. Micro-adjusting screws allow you to dial in a precise blade-to-roll fit.
Benefits: • Either end or front removal of the blade
• Micro-adjustability for easy realignment when roll conditions change
KF-45A ESSCO KF-45A holder TYPE: RigidCONSTRUCTION: 316 stainless steelUSE: Yankee cut-off, double drum dryer, flaker position The KF-45A is a heavy-duty blade holder designed for high-loading industrial applications. The holder is rugged and economical, with micro-adjusting screws for precise alignment.
ETUniform™ ESSCO ETUniform Holder TYPE: Self-ConformingCONSTRUCTION: 316 stainless steel USE: The ETUniform™ conforming blade holder provides even blade-to-roll pressure across the full length of the machine. Durable stainless-steel construction makes the holder perfect for the tough operating conditions of critical doctor positions. The ETUniform™ conforming blade holder provides even blade-to-roll pressure across the full length of the machine. Durable stainless-steel construction makes the holder perfect for the tough operating conditions of critical doctor positions.
Benefits: • Allows easy blade changes without damaging roll surfaces
• High-quality, efficient doctoring at moderate maintenance and operating costs
• Can prolong doctor blade and roll life
ETU ST TYPE: ConformingCONSTRUCTION: 316 stainless steel USE: Paper machine wet end, dry end The ETU-ST blade holder is a lighter-duty design with a formed tube tray and single top plate. The holder offers a lower-cost conforming option for less demanding applications.
Benefits: • The holder offers a lower-cost self-conforming option than our standard ETU for less demanding applications
ETU Finger Type ESSCO ETU Finger Type holder TYPE: ConformingCONSTRUCTION: 316 Stainless Steel USE: Paper machine wet end, press, dry end; industrial roll cleaning and flaking The ETU Finger Type blade holder is Essco’s original tube-loaded design with blade support fingers spanning the load and unload tube. This holder can provide higher load capability, but slightly reduces conforming ability. We recommend this holder only for replacement applications where a newer design cannot be easily accommodated.
AquaClean™ ESSCO AquaClean Holder TYPE: RigidCONSTRUCTION: 316L stainless steelUSE: Coater wash backup roll Essco’s AquaClean™ doctor system is a proprietary design specifically for use on coater wash backup rolls. AquaClean blade holders are fully sealed, with special air load tube and full-length seal rings to provide effective and leak-free cleaning.
Benefits: • Improved runnability
• Reduced roll maintenance
• Improved product quality
FlexForm™ TYPE: ConformingCONSTRUCTION: 316 stainless steel USE: Paper machine wet end, dry end; industrial roll cleaning and flaking The FlexForm blade holder offers similar performance to the ETUniform™ holder at a lower cost and requires less maintenance.
Benefits: • Lower cost for a conforming holder
• Conforms to roll profile without the need for micro-adjusting screws
• Segmented fingers reduce fiber build-up
• Requires less maintenance
FlexForm™ ETU-ER ESSCO Flexform ETU ER holder TYPE: ConformingCONSTRUCTION: 316 stainless steel USE: Paper machine wet end, dry end; industrial roll cleaning and flaking The Flexform ETU-ER is a Flexform blade holder mounted on a T-bar. This option allows you to easily slide the complete blade holder out of the machine for cleaning and maintenance.
Benefits: • Similar performance to the ETUniform™ holder at a lower cost
• Conforms to roll profile without the need for micro-adjusting screws
• Segmented fingers reduce fiber build-up for easy blade removal
• T-bar mounting allows easy removal of holder for maintenance
ETU-OraCrepe™ ESSCO ETU OraCrepe holder TYPE: Creping/ConformingCONSTRUCTION: 316 Stainless SteelUSE: Yankee creping and cleaning doctors The ETU-OraCrepe is a heavy-duty, self-conforming blade holder with pneumatic-tube loading. The holder provides excellent performance and durability for high-load Yankee creping and cleaning applications.
Benefits: • Open construction simplifies maintenance
• High-temp fabric cover reduces dust accumulation
• Excellent creping performance with minimal setup
• Allows use of varying blade widths
Accu-Crepe ESSCO Acu-Crepe Holder TYPE: ConformingCONSTRUCTION: 316 stainless steelUSE: Creping applications The Essco Accu-Crepe blade holder is a proprietary creping doctor design with cross-machine and fluid-dampened profiling capabilities. The holder provides profiling accuracy that ensures uniform creping characteristics.
Benefits: Uniform creping across the roll
Improved blade life
Reduced Yankee dryer wear
Ladder-Type ESSCO Ladder Type holder TYPE: Creping/RigidCONSTRUCTION: 316 stainless steelUSE: Yankee creping, cleaning and cut-off doctors Essco’s Ladder-Type holder brings a dependable, rigid-style design to your Yankee creping operations. The holder incorporates ladder slots and an adjustable lifting strip to allow for various blade widths as blades are reground.