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Kadant Receives Stock Prep Order From Leading Linerboard Producer in China
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Westford, Massachusetts, USA, 10 January 2007 --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) announced today that it has received an order exceeding USD 4 million from Zhejiag Ji'an Paper and Package Co. Ltd, a leading paper producer in China, for a 1200 ton/day stock preparation system to produce linerboard from recycled corrugated containers. The equipment will be supplied by the company's Kadant Black Clawson Inc. subsidiary.

"Paper producers in China continue to add capacity to keep up with strong demand, and Kadant's technologies make us the supplier of choice for stock preparation equipment among the leading paper producers in the region. This order is the second system we have supplied for this customer in the last two years," said William A. Rainville, chairman and chief executive officer of Kadant.

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. Its 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 244 million in 2005 and approximately 2000 employees in 16 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.


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