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Kadant Solutions Adds Products to HACCP International Food Safe Certification

AUBURN, Mass., April 16, 2020 – Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), announced the addition of the DuroTek™ blade and Varimatic™ 500 oscillator to its Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) International certification. Kadant Solutions received the food safe certification in early 2019.

With this endorsement, certain blades and blade holders manufactured in the U.S. by Kadant Solutions for use in food manufacturing processes now carry the HACCP International certification mark. HACCP International provides certification for products, materials, and services brought into food processing and handling which meet best practices in terms of food safety. This independent conformance certification provides validation of a product’s ‘fitness for purpose’ within food processing and handling applications.

Certified food safe products manufactured by Kadant Solutions now include the AccuFlake™ PRO and AccuClean™ blade holders; DuroTek, VeriTek™, Polyflex™, ProFlake™, SteelFlex™ and Stainlessflex™ blades; Varimatic 500 oscillator; and the VeriLite™ and VeriKleen™ roll cleaner assemblies.

We are pleased to continue adding food safe products to our HACCP International certification,” said Scott Borges, product line manager at Kadant Solutions.Our innovative continuous roll cleaning, scraping, and flaking equipment and systems improve runnability, increase productivity, and enhance safety within food processing operations. The HACCP International certification demonstrates our commitment to provide reliable and safe products to our customers in the food processing market.”

About Kadant Solutions

Kadant Solutions, based in Auburn, Massachusetts, is a leading supplier of doctor blades, doctor blade holders, and doctoring systems for papermaking and other industrial processes. The company’s cleaning and conditioning products are applied to the cleaning of forming and press fabrics and the filtration of process water as well as engineered wet-end products for papermaking.

About Kadant

Kadant Inc. is a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. The Company’s products, technologies, and services play an integral role in enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with approximately 2,800 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com

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