Westford, Massachusetts, USA, 02 December 2010 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) today announced that it has received orders totaling USD 17.6 million for eight stock-preparation systems from four containerboard producers in China since the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2010. Included in the total were USD 14.1 million of pending orders that were previously disclosed 27 October 2010 and for which the company has since received down payments. All of the systems are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2011.
Kadant also announced that it has been awarded additional contracts from three containerboard producers in China for four approach flow systems and two recycling systems for linerboard production with a combined value of USD 7.6 million. These pending orders will be recorded as orders when the down payments are received. The timing and receipt of the down payments are subject to a number of uncertainties, and there can be no assurance the company will be able to record and recognize revenue on these pending orders.
"These orders demonstrate the dynamic growth of paper production in China as well as our strong position in that market," said Jonathan W. Painter, president and chief executive officer of Kadant. "The recycling systems integrate Kadant's latest technology to reduce energy consumption and improve fiber yield while the deinking systems, included with two of the orders, will provide deinked pulp to serve the rapidly growing white top linerboard market in China."
Kadant Inc. is a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry, with a range of products and services for improving efficiency and quality in pulp and paper production, including paper machine accessories and systems for stock preparation, fluid handling, and water management. The company's fluid-handling products are also used to optimize production in the steel, rubber, plastics, food, and textile industries. In addition, Kadant produces granules from papermaking byproducts for agricultural and lawn and garden applications. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts. The company had revenues of USD 226 million in 2009 and 1600 employees in 16 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.