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Kadant Receives Order Leading Linerboard Producer in China
Acton, Massachusetts, USA, 10 July 2006 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) today announced that it has received an order from a leading paper producer in China for two complete stock-preparation systems totaling approximately USD6 million. The equipment, to be supplied by the company's Kadant Black Clawson Inc. subsidiary, will be used to recover and process fiber from wastepaper for the production of recycled linerboard and other packaging materials.

"We continue to build on what is already a record year for us in China with another major order from a long-time customer there," said William A. Rainville, chairman and chief executive officer of Kadant. "In the first six months of 2006, we have booked USD 49 million of stock-prep orders from China--more than double the amount we recorded in all of 2005. Clearly, China's leading paper companies consider Kadant to be the premier supplier of innovative stock-preparation systems that can be used to produce a range of brown and white recycled grades."

Kadant Black Clawson Inc., based in Mason, Ohio, is a leading fiberline process equipment supplier that designs, manufactures, and services equipment used in paper recycling, chemical pulping, and paper machine approach-flow applications.

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 produce granules from papermaking byproducts for agricultural and lawn and garden applications. Kadant is based in Acton, Massachusetts. It had revenues of USD 244 million in 2005 and has approximately 1400 employees in 16 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.

Source: Kadant Inc.


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