Kanefusa USA and International Knife & Saw (Booth 5053) are introducing a new line of Inlaid Tungsten Carbide paper knives that it will market in North America under the VITECH TC brand. This innovative design has been in development and testing for more than a decade and currently is being used with great success in the EU as well as in Japan.
This product incorporates a much harder and tougher tungsten carbide cutting edge into a steel body by using proprietary bonding techniques. These techniques minimize stress and distortion on the cutting edge providing the customer with a better cutting tool. This improvement will allow users the opportunity to achieve maximum cutting times and long term use of the knife without the common problems associated with conventional "brazed" tungsten carbide knives. Typical brazed knives experience extreme heat during the bonding process which induces a tremendous amount of stress into the knife. These stresses are compounded during use and the subsequent reconditioning causes bowing and deformation of the knife. The VITECH brand knife does not experience these problems and can be fitted with the highest quality carbide edge that will offer far superior cutting cycles before the need to recondition.