Our Businesses

Kadant became a fully independent public company in 2001 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (KAI).
However, our story began long before 2001, and many of our businesses have been serving industrial customers for more than 100 years. We are headquartered in Westford, Massachussets, with 19 major manufacturing locations around the world.

Kadant Black Clawson LLC

Lebanon, Ohio, United States

Kadant Black Clawson LLC is an industry-leading fiber processing equipment supplier that provides innovative solutions for stock pulp preparation including wastepaper recycling, deinking, virgin fiber, and paper machine approach-flow applications. They design, manufacture, and service complete systems for pulping, detrashing, cleaning, screening, and other fiber processes.

Product line

  • Stock Preparation
  • Fiber Processing

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Kadant Canada Corp.

Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada

Kadant Canada is responsible for the sale, support, and service of Kadant’s fluid handling and doctoring, cleaning, and filtration product lines to the pulp and paper industry and other process industries throughout Canada.

Product lines

  • Doctoring, Cleaning, and Filtration
  • Fluid Handling

Websites

Kadant Carmanah Design

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Kadant Carmanah Design designs and manufactures equipment for the panel and engineered wood products, pulp and paper, and sawmill industries. Providing leading edge technology and equipment to optimize fiber use for the production of wood-based panels, Kadant Carmanah’s products include SmartDISC stranders, SmartRING stranders, rotary debarkers, chippers, and conveying/feeding equipment.

Product line

  • Wood Processing

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Kadant Fiberline (China) Co., Ltd.

Jining, Shandong, China

Kadant Fiberline China is an industry-leading fiber processing equipment supplier that provides innovative solutions for stock pulp preparation including wastepaper recycling, deinking, virgin fiber, and paper machine approach-flow applications. They design, manufacture, and service complete systems for pulping, detrashing, cleaning, screening, and other fiber processes.

Product line

  • Stock Preparation
  • Fiber Processing

Website

Kadant GranTek Inc.

Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States

Kadant GranTek transforms papermaking sludge into Biodac® cellulose-based granules that are sold as carriers for crop protection chemicals in the professional turf, home lawn and garden, mosquito-control, and heavy agricultural markets. They also developed a granule (marketed as Gran-sorb® absorbent) for the industrial absorbents market.

Product line

  • Fiber-based Products

Websites

Kadant Johnson LLC

Three Rivers, Michigan, United States

Kadant Johnson LLC is a leading provider of rotary joints, precision unions, and fluid handling systems and equipment used to optimize the transfer of power, fluid, and data in rotary sealing applications found in process industries. In addition, Kadant Johnson designs and manufactures syphons, thermocompressors, desuperheaters, condensate pumps, Turbulator® Tube™ bars, steam systems, steam system controls, and other fluid handling equipment. A full-service provider, Kadant Johnson has a systems division in Knoxville, Tennessee, and a service division in Middletown, Ohio. Its services division provides installation, repair, and technical services for rotary joints, syphons, and related equipment.

Product line

  • Fluid Handling

Website

Kadant Johnson (Wuxi) Technology Co. Ltd.

Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

Kadant Johnson (Wuxi) Technology Co. Ltd. manufactures and sells rotary joints and syphon systems, steam and condensate systems, and other fluid handling systems to process industries to optimize the transfer of fluid and other media in rotary joint applications. In addition, they manufacture and sell doctoring, cleaning, and conditioning systems, M-clean™ systems, and other technologies.

Product lines

  • Doctoring, Cleaning, and Filtration
  • Fluid Handling

Websites

Kadant Johnson Europe B.V.

Weesp, The Netherlands

Kadant Johnson Europe B.V. provides rotary joints, syphons, and related accessories to the paper industry and other process industries such as corrugating, food, steel, rubber, plastic, textile, and printing.

Product lines

  • Doctoring, Cleaning, and Filtration
  • Fluid Handling

Websites

Kadant Lamort SAS

Vitry-le-Francois, France

Kadant Lamort is a leading fiber processing and recycling equipment supplier that designs, manufactures, and services equipment used in virgin and recycled paper stock preparation and paper machine approach-flow applications.

Product lines

  • Stock Preparation
  • Fiber Processing

Website

Kadant Mexico, S.A. de C.V.

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Kadant Mexico designs and manufactures products that play an essential role in improving process efficiency, optimizing energy use, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive sectors. Kadant Mexico’s main product lines include: fluid handling products and systems that transfer fluid, power, and data between fixed piping and rotating components; roll doctoring and scraping products that clean roll surfaces; cleaning and filtration systems that clean fabrics and filter and recycle process water; and fiber processing systems for recovering recycled fibers and processing virgin fibers.

Product lines

  • Doctoring, Cleaning, and Filtration
  • Fluid Handling

Websites

Kadant Nordic AB

Huskvarna, Sweden

Kadant Nordic sells and supports the fluid handling, doctoring, cleaning, and filtration product lines in the pulp and paper industry and other process industries in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland.  

Product lines

  • Doctoring, Cleaning, and Filtration
  • Fluid Handling

Websites

Kadant Noss AB

Norrköping, Sweden

Kadant Noss AB is an industry-leading fiber processing equipment and system supplier that provides innovative solutions for chemical and mechanical pulp applications, as well as approach-flow applications in front of paper, board, and tissue machines. Kadant Noss delivers the design, engineering, project management, and service of complete systems for cleaning, fractionation, thickening, screening, deaeration, and other fiber processes based on your requirements for quality, energy efficiency, and maximum fiber recovery.

Product lines

  • Stock Preparation
  • Fiber Processing

Website

Kadant PAAL GmbH

Georgsmarienhütte, Germany

Kadant PAAL is a manufacturer of baling presses, specializing in the design and manufacture of high-performance balers and ancillary equipment. Its primary products include horizontal balers and conveyors used to process recyclable waste and agricultural materials. The company is headquartered in Germany and has operations in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and the United States.

Product line

  • Balers

Website

Kadant Solutions Division

Auburn, Massachusetts, United States

Kadant Solutions develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of doctoring, cleaning, filtration, and forming systems and related consumables used in process industries worldwide including construction roofing materials, food processing, metals processing, nonwovens, pulp & paper, textiles & fibers, and tissue. 

Product line

  • Doctoring, Cleaning, and Filtration

Website

Kadant South America Ltda.

Valinhos, Brazil

Kadant South America, formerly known as CBTI, designs and manufactures products that play an essential role in improving process efficiency, optimizing energy use, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive sectors. Kadant South America’s main product lines include: fluid handling products and systems that transfer fluid, power, and data between fixed piping and rotating components; roll doctoring and scraping products that clean roll surfaces; cleaning and filtration systems that clean fabrics and filter and recycle process water; and fiber processing systems for recovering recycled fibers and processing virgin fibers.

Product lines

  • Doctoring, Cleaning, and Filtration
  • Fluid Handling
  • Stock Preparation

Websites

Kadant Unaflex LLC

Anderson, South Carolina, United States

Kadant Unaflex LLC is a leading manufacturer of expansion joints, compensators, and custom-engineered flexible hose for process industries such as petrochemical, power generation, and water treatment, among others.

Product line

  • Fluid Handling

Website

Kadant UK Ltd.

Bury, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Kadant UK Ltd. designs and manufactures doctoring, cleaning, and filtration product lines to process industries across all of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia. In addition, Kadant UK provides sales and applications expertise of fluid handling products.

Product lines

  • Doctoring, Cleaning, and Filtration
  • Fluid Handling

Websites

Nicholson Manufacturing Ltd.

Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

Nicholson Manufacturing is a global leader in the design and manufacture of a range of ring debarkers, from low-speed to high-speed, that are used by sawmills, OSB mills, plywood mills, veneer mills, and other manufacturers in the forest products industry. Through its Madill product line, the company designs and manufactures log harvesting equipment.

Product line

  • Wood Processing

Websites

Syntron Material Handling

Saltillo, Mississippi, United States

Syntron Material Handling is a world leader in delivering innovative material handling solutions. For more than 100 years, Syntron Material Handling has been at the forefront of conveying and vibration technology, providing exceptional performance and value in bulk material handling through our Link-Belt® and Syntron® brands.

Product line

  • Conveyors and Feeders

Website

Valon Kone Oy

Lohja, Finland

Valon Kone (VK) designs and produces rotor debarkers and is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed ring debarkers used by sawmills, veneer mills, and other manufacturers in the forest products industry.

Product line

  • Wood Processing

Website

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