Inline Pressure Filters

In-line filters can have a single or duplex arrangement. A single in-line filter is used in applications where the flow can be interrupted, or the filter can be bypassed when the filter element is serviced. Duo filters are used when continuous filtration is required.

Learn More
M-clean™ System

The M-clean system is a modular cleaning system for fabrics, belts, and rolls in process industries.

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Press Section Felt Cleaning Assembly

Among other applications, the press section felt cleaning assembly, also known as UHLE pipe, is designed to enhance uniform CD dewatering and cleaning, and minimize energy consumption on the press section of a paper machine.

Learn More
Doctor & Roll Cleaning Blades

Doctor and roll cleaning blades are used to clean rolls and remove stock accumulations, water, pitch, and filler buildup.

Learn More
Doctor & Roll Cleaning Blade Holders

Proper doctoring or roll cleaning is critical to many industrial processes and goes beyond choosing a doctor or roll cleaning blade.

Learn More
Roll Cleaner Assemblies

Roll cleaner assemblies are comprised of a roll cleaning blade, blade holder, structural beam, brackets and bearings along with an option to oscillate.

Learn More
Desuperheaters

Desuperheaters reduce the temperature of superheated steam to its saturation point for optimal heat transfer and efficiency.

Learn More
Direct Steam Injection Heaters

A direct steam injection heater provides a cost-effective method to heat water and other fluids by injecting steam directly into the fluid. The direct injection heater is designed to handle a wide range of flow rates and deliver hot fluids at precise temperatures.

Learn More
Flexible Metal Hose

Flexible hose prevents stress on rotary joints and unions as well as connected piping due to thermal expansion or vibration.

Learn More
Sight Flow Indicators

Kadant sight flow indicators are engineered to provide visual observation of liquid and gas flows. These pipeline indicators are available with ductile iron or bronze bodies. All glass windows are made of Pyrex® or equal.

Learn More
Thermocompressors

Kadant Johnson steam jet thermocompressors are designed to boost low pressure steam by accurately mixing the low pressure steam with high pressure steam.

Learn More
Corrugator Steam Systems

Developing an integrated corrugated steam system is key to efficiently meeting the production speeds and improving operational runnability of modern corrugators.

Learn More
Pulping & Detrashing

Complete systems for all pulping and detrashing applications based on your requirements for quality, energy efficiency, and maximum fiber recovery.

Learn More
Heat Transfer

A complete line of energy-efficient heat transfer products for the chemical pulp mill including blow-heat systems, multiple-effect evaporator & concentrator trains, indirect liquor heaters, condensate segregation, stripping, and methanol recovery.

Learn More
Recausticizing

Economic recausticizing solutions for the kraft and soda processes, including innovative upgrades to clarification, filtration, and grit management solutions - all designed to maximize efficiency, reduce energy consumption and meet environmental regulations.

Learn More
Pulp Washing

The world’s only all-in-one, multi-stage displacement pulp washer, The Kadant Chemi-Washer® is a proven performer for brown stock and bleach plant applications the world over.

Learn More
Screening

A full range of innovative options for screening stock pulp. Cost-effective solutions for a variety of applications including wastepaper recycling, deinking, virgin fiber and approach flow processing.

Learn More
Cleaning

Comprehensive cleaning solutions for high efficiency removal of all types of contaminants from pulp slurries.

Learn More
Fiber-based Granules

Kadant GranTek Inc. transforms papermaking waste products into several viable cellulose granular products used as carriers for pest control in crop protection, green space maintenance, as an all purpose industrial absorbent and as premium cat box fillers.

Learn More
Doctor & Roll Cleaning Blades

Doctor and roll cleaning blades are used to clean rolls and remove stock accumulations, water, pitch, and filler buildup.

Learn More
Doctor & Roll Cleaning Blade Holders

Proper doctoring or roll cleaning is critical to many industrial processes and goes beyond choosing a doctor or roll cleaning blade.

Learn More
Roll Cleaner Assemblies

Roll cleaner assemblies are comprised of a roll cleaning blade, blade holder, structural beam, brackets and bearings along with an option to oscillate.

Learn More
Double Doctoring Systems

A double doctor system provides the extra performance of two independently adjustable doctor blades within one unit.

Learn More
M-clean™ System

The M-clean system is a modular cleaning system for fabrics, belts, and rolls in process industries.

Learn More
Press Section Felt Cleaning Assembly

Among other applications, the press section felt cleaning assembly, also known as UHLE pipe, is designed to enhance uniform CD dewatering and cleaning, and minimize energy consumption on the press section of a paper machine.

Learn More
Spray Nozzles

Spray nozzles are used to remove contaminants and are essential in the cleaning process of many manufacturing processes.

Learn More
Stationary and Oscillating Showers

Shower systems are used to clean contaminates off machine fabric. Stationary and oscillating shower systems are available for a variety of applications.

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Mist Elimination Systems

The Mist Eliminator incorporates standard paper machine components to thoroughly clean forming fabrics and eliminate mist that is often associated with high-pressure showering.

Learn More
Electro-Mechanical Shower Oscillators

Electro-mechanical shower oscillators are precisely synchronized with the machine speed and fabric loop to ensure that 100% of the fabric is cleaned.

Learn More
Inline Pressure Filters

In-line filters can have a single or duplex arrangement. A single in-line filter is used in applications where the flow can be interrupted, or the filter can be bypassed when the filter element is serviced. Duo filters are used when continuous filtration is required.

Learn More
Water Resource Recovery Strainers

A proper water resource recovery system is used to effectively and efficiently reclaim white water, heat, chemicals, and fiber from a variety of paper and pulp mill applications, including DAF filtrate, save-all water, and seal pit water.

Learn More
High-Resolution™ Forming System

The High-Resolution forming system is designed for use with packaging grades of paper. This three-component system consisting of high-resolution drainage structures, Stepfoil™ technology, and high precision vacuum control provides the papermaker with excellent activity control across broad grade structures and different furnishes while maintaining an open sheet.

Learn More
Rotary Joints & Rotary Unions

A rotary joint, also referred to as a rotary union or rotating union, permits the flow of various media from a stationary supply pipe and into and/or out of rotating equipment. Heat transfer and hydraulic media typically used with rotary joints and rotating unions include steam, water, thermal oil, hydraulic oil, air, and coolant.

Learn More
Custom Rotary Unions & Swivels

Kadant Johnson’s product innovation team focuses on making the best solution in the shortest time possible. We provide rapid design and manufacturing services to ensure our new project solutions process for custom rotary unions and swivel joints put our customers at the center of our schedule.

Learn More
Multi-Passage Rotary Unions

Multi-passage (MP) rotary unions are used when more than one media are used simultaneously. An MP rotary union provides multiple seals between stationary connections and rotating equipment, such as a drum, index table, clutch, or spindle.

Learn More
Rubber Expansion Joints

Hand-crafted rubber expansion joints available in single- and multiple-arch designs are custom-built to fit your application requirements. Options include PTFE-lined, concentric reducing, eccentric reducing, filled arch, lightweight, and off-set configurations.

Learn More
Metal Bellows Expansion Joints

Custom-engineered single- and dual-bellows designs made from 18-8 stainless steel alloy 321 with high intergranular corrosion resistance. Options include PTFE-lined, universally-tied, pressure-balanced, Gimbal, and hinged, among other configurations.

Learn More
PTFE Expansion Joints

Solid-molded PTFE expansion joints are corrosion-resistant and made to withstand the high pressure and temperature in a compact, space-saving design. Available in standard sizes 1” to 12” with two, three, or five convolutions.

Learn More
Fabric Expansion Joints

Non-metallic, flue-duct expansion joints available in eight standard profiles to fit your application requirements up to 2,000 F. Custom-designed with single-layer and composite belts and elastomers with excellent abrasion resistance.

Learn More
Flexible Metal Hose & Connectors

Corrugated metal hose with and without external braiding and metal pump connectors to absorb vibration, misalignment, and piping thermal expansion or contraction. Options include rubber covering, unique alloys, and sizes from 0.25” to 12”.

Learn More
Industrial Hose

Custom-engineered and hand-built flexible hose for a variety of industrial applications including high-pressure FDA compliant sanitary hose, chemical hose, air hose, petroleum hose, and material handling hose. Lengths available up to 500 feet and diameters up to 28”.

Learn More
Desuperheaters

Desuperheaters reduce the temperature of superheated steam to its saturation point for optimal heat transfer and efficiency.

Learn More
Direct Steam Injection Heaters

A direct steam injection heater provides a cost-effective method to heat water and other fluids by injecting steam directly into the fluid. The direct injection heater is designed to handle a wide range of flow rates and deliver hot fluids at precise temperatures.

Learn More
Thermocompressors

Kadant Johnson steam jet thermocompressors are designed to boost low pressure steam by accurately mixing the low pressure steam with high pressure steam.

Learn More
Condensate Pumps

With no maintenance-intensive components to leak, wear, or fail, the Liqui-Mover condensate pump is a naturally more reliable than conventional pumps. As a result, the Liqui-Mover condensate pump will work longer, with less maintenance and far less downtime than conventional pumps.

Learn More
Replacement Level Control

Replacement level controls are reliable and cost-effective control assemblies for servicing pressure powered pumps and pumping traps.   

Learn More
Corrugator Steam Systems

Developing an integrated corrugated steam system is key to efficiently meeting the production speeds and improving operational runnability of modern corrugators.

Learn More
Steam Systems

Kadant Johnson combines over 80 years of process expertise and an extensive product portfolio to deliver cost-effective, application-specific solutions.

Learn More
Flexible Metal Hose

Flexible hose prevents stress on rotary joints and unions as well as connected piping due to thermal expansion or vibration.

Learn More
Sight Flow Indicators

Kadant sight flow indicators are engineered to provide visual observation of liquid and gas flows. These pipeline indicators are available with ductile iron or bronze bodies. All glass windows are made of Pyrex® or equal.

Learn More
Vacuum Breakers

Kadant Johnson vacuum breakers provide a simple, dependable way to relieve unwanted vacuum which may develop in a closed vessel or pipeline. They can be used to prevent contamination from back siphonage in fluid handling systems, and to protect equipment against collapse or implosion.

Learn More
Air & Steam Separators

To improve the operating efficiency of pneumatic equipment, Kadant Johnson air separators eliminate 99% of entrained contaminants including moisture, pipe scale, dirt and oil.

Learn More
Pulping & Detrashing

Complete systems for all pulping and detrashing applications based on your requirements for quality, energy efficiency, and maximum fiber recovery.

Learn More
Screening

A full range of innovative options for screening stock pulp. Cost-effective solutions for a variety of applications including wastepaper recycling, deinking, virgin fiber and approach flow processing.

Learn More
Cleaning

Comprehensive cleaning solutions for high efficiency removal of all types of contaminants from pulp slurries.

Learn More
Thickening

Recovery systems for white water, heat, chemicals, and fiber for a variety of paper and pulp mill applications.

Learn More
Deinking

Based on our advanced flotation technology, the MAK-C Deinking Cell offers maximum yield and efficiency.

Learn More
High Shear Devices

Top-performing refiners and dispersers built tough and used across the globe.

Learn More
Heat Transfer

A complete line of energy-efficient heat transfer products for the chemical pulp mill including blow-heat systems, multiple-effect evaporator & concentrator trains, indirect liquor heaters, condensate segregation, stripping, and methanol recovery.

Learn More
Recausticizing

Economic recausticizing solutions for the kraft and soda processes, including innovative upgrades to clarification, filtration, and grit management solutions - all designed to maximize efficiency, reduce energy consumption and meet environmental regulations.

Learn More
Pulp Washing

The world’s only all-in-one, multi-stage displacement pulp washer, The Kadant Chemi-Washer® is a proven performer for brown stock and bleach plant applications the world over.

Learn More
Screening

A full range of innovative options for screening stock pulp. Cost-effective solutions for a variety of applications including wastepaper recycling, deinking, virgin fiber and approach flow processing.

Learn More
Cleaning

Comprehensive cleaning solutions for high efficiency removal of all types of contaminants from pulp slurries.

Learn More
Thickening

Recovery systems for white water, heat, chemicals, and fiber for a variety of paper and pulp mill applications.

Learn More
Screening

A full range of innovative options for screening stock pulp. Cost-effective solutions for a variety of applications including wastepaper recycling, deinking, virgin fiber and approach flow processing.

Learn More
Cleaning

Comprehensive cleaning solutions for high efficiency removal of all types of contaminants from pulp slurries.

Learn More
Thickening

Recovery systems for white water, heat, chemicals, and fiber for a variety of paper and pulp mill applications.

Learn More
Inline Pressure Filters

In-line filters can have a single or duplex arrangement. A single in-line filter is used in applications where the flow can be interrupted, or the filter can be bypassed when the filter element is serviced. Duo filters are used when continuous filtration is required.

Learn More
M-clean™ System

The M-clean system is a modular cleaning system for fabrics, belts, and rolls in process industries.

Learn More
Press Section Felt Cleaning Assembly

Among other applications, the press section felt cleaning assembly, also known as UHLE pipe, is designed to enhance uniform CD dewatering and cleaning, and minimize energy consumption on the press section of a paper machine.

Learn More
Doctor & Roll Cleaning Blades

Doctor and roll cleaning blades are used to clean rolls and remove stock accumulations, water, pitch, and filler buildup.

Learn More
Doctor & Roll Cleaning Blade Holders

Proper doctoring or roll cleaning is critical to many industrial processes and goes beyond choosing a doctor or roll cleaning blade.

Learn More
Roll Cleaner Assemblies

Roll cleaner assemblies are comprised of a roll cleaning blade, blade holder, structural beam, brackets and bearings along with an option to oscillate.

Learn More
Desuperheaters

Desuperheaters reduce the temperature of superheated steam to its saturation point for optimal heat transfer and efficiency.

Learn More
Direct Steam Injection Heaters

A direct steam injection heater provides a cost-effective method to heat water and other fluids by injecting steam directly into the fluid. The direct injection heater is designed to handle a wide range of flow rates and deliver hot fluids at precise temperatures.

Learn More
Flexible Metal Hose

Flexible hose prevents stress on rotary joints and unions as well as connected piping due to thermal expansion or vibration.

Learn More
Sight Flow Indicators

Kadant sight flow indicators are engineered to provide visual observation of liquid and gas flows. These pipeline indicators are available with ductile iron or bronze bodies. All glass windows are made of Pyrex® or equal.

Learn More
Thermocompressors

Kadant Johnson steam jet thermocompressors are designed to boost low pressure steam by accurately mixing the low pressure steam with high pressure steam.

Learn More
Corrugator Steam Systems

Developing an integrated corrugated steam system is key to efficiently meeting the production speeds and improving operational runnability of modern corrugators.

Learn More
Pulping & Detrashing

Complete systems for all pulping and detrashing applications based on your requirements for quality, energy efficiency, and maximum fiber recovery.

Learn More
Heat Transfer

A complete line of energy-efficient heat transfer products for the chemical pulp mill including blow-heat systems, multiple-effect evaporator & concentrator trains, indirect liquor heaters, condensate segregation, stripping, and methanol recovery.

Learn More
Recausticizing

Economic recausticizing solutions for the kraft and soda processes, including innovative upgrades to clarification, filtration, and grit management solutions - all designed to maximize efficiency, reduce energy consumption and meet environmental regulations.

Learn More
Pulp Washing

The world’s only all-in-one, multi-stage displacement pulp washer, The Kadant Chemi-Washer® is a proven performer for brown stock and bleach plant applications the world over.

Learn More
Screening

A full range of innovative options for screening stock pulp. Cost-effective solutions for a variety of applications including wastepaper recycling, deinking, virgin fiber and approach flow processing.

Learn More
Cleaning

Comprehensive cleaning solutions for high efficiency removal of all types of contaminants from pulp slurries.

Learn More
Fiber-based Granules

Kadant GranTek Inc. transforms papermaking waste products into several viable cellulose granular products used as carriers for pest control in crop protection, green space maintenance, as an all purpose industrial absorbent and as premium cat box fillers.

Learn More
Doctor & Roll Cleaning Blades

Doctor and roll cleaning blades are used to clean rolls and remove stock accumulations, water, pitch, and filler buildup.

Learn More
Doctor & Roll Cleaning Blade Holders

Proper doctoring or roll cleaning is critical to many industrial processes and goes beyond choosing a doctor or roll cleaning blade.

Learn More
Roll Cleaner Assemblies

Roll cleaner assemblies are comprised of a roll cleaning blade, blade holder, structural beam, brackets and bearings along with an option to oscillate.

Learn More
Double Doctoring Systems

A double doctor system provides the extra performance of two independently adjustable doctor blades within one unit.

Learn More
M-clean™ System

The M-clean system is a modular cleaning system for fabrics, belts, and rolls in process industries.

Learn More
Press Section Felt Cleaning Assembly

Among other applications, the press section felt cleaning assembly, also known as UHLE pipe, is designed to enhance uniform CD dewatering and cleaning, and minimize energy consumption on the press section of a paper machine.

Learn More
Spray Nozzles

Spray nozzles are used to remove contaminants and are essential in the cleaning process of many manufacturing processes.

Learn More
Stationary and Oscillating Showers

Shower systems are used to clean contaminates off machine fabric. Stationary and oscillating shower systems are available for a variety of applications.

Learn More
Mist Elimination Systems

The Mist Eliminator incorporates standard paper machine components to thoroughly clean forming fabrics and eliminate mist that is often associated with high-pressure showering.

Learn More
Electro-Mechanical Shower Oscillators

Electro-mechanical shower oscillators are precisely synchronized with the machine speed and fabric loop to ensure that 100% of the fabric is cleaned.

Learn More
Inline Pressure Filters

In-line filters can have a single or duplex arrangement. A single in-line filter is used in applications where the flow can be interrupted, or the filter can be bypassed when the filter element is serviced. Duo filters are used when continuous filtration is required.

Learn More
Water Resource Recovery Strainers

A proper water resource recovery system is used to effectively and efficiently reclaim white water, heat, chemicals, and fiber from a variety of paper and pulp mill applications, including DAF filtrate, save-all water, and seal pit water.

Learn More
High-Resolution™ Forming System

The High-Resolution forming system is designed for use with packaging grades of paper. This three-component system consisting of high-resolution drainage structures, Stepfoil™ technology, and high precision vacuum control provides the papermaker with excellent activity control across broad grade structures and different furnishes while maintaining an open sheet.

Learn More
Rotary Joints & Rotary Unions

A rotary joint, also referred to as a rotary union or rotating union, permits the flow of various media from a stationary supply pipe and into and/or out of rotating equipment. Heat transfer and hydraulic media typically used with rotary joints and rotating unions include steam, water, thermal oil, hydraulic oil, air, and coolant.

Learn More
Custom Rotary Unions & Swivels

Kadant Johnson’s product innovation team focuses on making the best solution in the shortest time possible. We provide rapid design and manufacturing services to ensure our new project solutions process for custom rotary unions and swivel joints put our customers at the center of our schedule.

Learn More
Multi-Passage Rotary Unions

Multi-passage (MP) rotary unions are used when more than one media are used simultaneously. An MP rotary union provides multiple seals between stationary connections and rotating equipment, such as a drum, index table, clutch, or spindle.

Learn More
Rubber Expansion Joints

Hand-crafted rubber expansion joints available in single- and multiple-arch designs are custom-built to fit your application requirements. Options include PTFE-lined, concentric reducing, eccentric reducing, filled arch, lightweight, and off-set configurations.

Learn More
Metal Bellows Expansion Joints

Custom-engineered single- and dual-bellows designs made from 18-8 stainless steel alloy 321 with high intergranular corrosion resistance. Options include PTFE-lined, universally-tied, pressure-balanced, Gimbal, and hinged, among other configurations.

Learn More
PTFE Expansion Joints

Solid-molded PTFE expansion joints are corrosion-resistant and made to withstand the high pressure and temperature in a compact, space-saving design. Available in standard sizes 1” to 12” with two, three, or five convolutions.

Learn More
Fabric Expansion Joints

Non-metallic, flue-duct expansion joints available in eight standard profiles to fit your application requirements up to 2,000 F. Custom-designed with single-layer and composite belts and elastomers with excellent abrasion resistance.

Learn More
Flexible Metal Hose & Connectors

Corrugated metal hose with and without external braiding and metal pump connectors to absorb vibration, misalignment, and piping thermal expansion or contraction. Options include rubber covering, unique alloys, and sizes from 0.25” to 12”.

Learn More
Industrial Hose

Custom-engineered and hand-built flexible hose for a variety of industrial applications including high-pressure FDA compliant sanitary hose, chemical hose, air hose, petroleum hose, and material handling hose. Lengths available up to 500 feet and diameters up to 28”.

Learn More
Desuperheaters

Desuperheaters reduce the temperature of superheated steam to its saturation point for optimal heat transfer and efficiency.

Learn More
Direct Steam Injection Heaters

A direct steam injection heater provides a cost-effective method to heat water and other fluids by injecting steam directly into the fluid. The direct injection heater is designed to handle a wide range of flow rates and deliver hot fluids at precise temperatures.

Learn More
Thermocompressors

Kadant Johnson steam jet thermocompressors are designed to boost low pressure steam by accurately mixing the low pressure steam with high pressure steam.

Learn More
Condensate Pumps

With no maintenance-intensive components to leak, wear, or fail, the Liqui-Mover condensate pump is a naturally more reliable than conventional pumps. As a result, the Liqui-Mover condensate pump will work longer, with less maintenance and far less downtime than conventional pumps.

Learn More
Replacement Level Control

Replacement level controls are reliable and cost-effective control assemblies for servicing pressure powered pumps and pumping traps.   

Learn More
Corrugator Steam Systems

Developing an integrated corrugated steam system is key to efficiently meeting the production speeds and improving operational runnability of modern corrugators.

Learn More
Steam Systems

Kadant Johnson combines over 80 years of process expertise and an extensive product portfolio to deliver cost-effective, application-specific solutions.

Learn More
Flexible Metal Hose

Flexible hose prevents stress on rotary joints and unions as well as connected piping due to thermal expansion or vibration.

Learn More
Sight Flow Indicators

Kadant sight flow indicators are engineered to provide visual observation of liquid and gas flows. These pipeline indicators are available with ductile iron or bronze bodies. All glass windows are made of Pyrex® or equal.

Learn More
Vacuum Breakers

Kadant Johnson vacuum breakers provide a simple, dependable way to relieve unwanted vacuum which may develop in a closed vessel or pipeline. They can be used to prevent contamination from back siphonage in fluid handling systems, and to protect equipment against collapse or implosion.

Learn More
Air & Steam Separators

To improve the operating efficiency of pneumatic equipment, Kadant Johnson air separators eliminate 99% of entrained contaminants including moisture, pipe scale, dirt and oil.

Learn More
Pulping & Detrashing

Complete systems for all pulping and detrashing applications based on your requirements for quality, energy efficiency, and maximum fiber recovery.

Learn More
Screening

A full range of innovative options for screening stock pulp. Cost-effective solutions for a variety of applications including wastepaper recycling, deinking, virgin fiber and approach flow processing.

Learn More
Cleaning

Comprehensive cleaning solutions for high efficiency removal of all types of contaminants from pulp slurries.

Learn More
Thickening

Recovery systems for white water, heat, chemicals, and fiber for a variety of paper and pulp mill applications.

Learn More
Deinking

Based on our advanced flotation technology, the MAK-C Deinking Cell offers maximum yield and efficiency.

Learn More
High Shear Devices

Top-performing refiners and dispersers built tough and used across the globe.

Learn More
Heat Transfer

A complete line of energy-efficient heat transfer products for the chemical pulp mill including blow-heat systems, multiple-effect evaporator & concentrator trains, indirect liquor heaters, condensate segregation, stripping, and methanol recovery.

Learn More
Recausticizing

Economic recausticizing solutions for the kraft and soda processes, including innovative upgrades to clarification, filtration, and grit management solutions - all designed to maximize efficiency, reduce energy consumption and meet environmental regulations.

Learn More
Pulp Washing

The world’s only all-in-one, multi-stage displacement pulp washer, The Kadant Chemi-Washer® is a proven performer for brown stock and bleach plant applications the world over.

Learn More
Screening

A full range of innovative options for screening stock pulp. Cost-effective solutions for a variety of applications including wastepaper recycling, deinking, virgin fiber and approach flow processing.

Learn More
Cleaning

Comprehensive cleaning solutions for high efficiency removal of all types of contaminants from pulp slurries.

Learn More
Thickening

Recovery systems for white water, heat, chemicals, and fiber for a variety of paper and pulp mill applications.

Learn More
Screening

A full range of innovative options for screening stock pulp. Cost-effective solutions for a variety of applications including wastepaper recycling, deinking, virgin fiber and approach flow processing.

Learn More
Cleaning

Comprehensive cleaning solutions for high efficiency removal of all types of contaminants from pulp slurries.

Learn More
Thickening

Recovery systems for white water, heat, chemicals, and fiber for a variety of paper and pulp mill applications.

Learn More

L-PACK Russia; Sustainable Packaging, Strong Customer Support

By Martin Koepenick October 15, 2020

L-PACK leadership in Russia: From recycled fiber to corrugating and complete branding solutions—always delivered with a smile.

Petr Karanchuk, CEO of L-PACK, has brought new life to Lipetsk, Russia, using the country’s own recovered fiber to produce packaging for leading brands.

Says Karanchuk, “We are a pioneer in Russia, making packaging from packaging. This means the transport box to the branded packages inside. Our customers appreciate us for our fast order processing and quality packaging. They also value the positive experience of interacting with our people who care about sustainability.”

A huge leap ahead for L-PACK was there decision to purchase a large 4.8 width meter printing and writing machine from Europe in 2017 and converting it for the packaging segment. Starting up in March of 2019, the completely rebuilt infrastructure houses stock preparation lines for OCC and a complete special stock preparation line for Used Beverage Cartons (UBC), two paper machines, two corrugating lines and other specialty converting equipment to make a wide range of premium packages. The stock preparation systems are from Kadant Lamort.

Modest beginnings, now the biggest in recycled linerboard

L-PACK, founded in 2001, produces singlewall and doublewall corrugated containerboard and a full range of grades. In addition to the standard list, the range of products includes micro-corrugated board, large-scale packaging and fanfold.

Their own raw materials base, cooperating with the leading suppliers of raw materials (Arkhbum, Ilim) and continuous modernization of production ensure the dynamic development of the company. Since 2002, an annual increase of volume of production has been more than 10%.

The production cycle starts with waste paper, which is used to make testliner and fluting. The paper serves as raw material for corrugated containerboard. The ready sheets then go to converting machines, where they are turned into our final product – corrugated packaging.

Learning from a supplier how to partner

Adds Ivan Grishin, leader of paper production, “Kadant Lamort has played a crucial role gearing up for our new pulping capabilities. They were in close contact well before we started up. They provided insights and on-site training, including Skype conferences every week.

As a result, our twin stock preparation lines provide UBC and OCC run smoothly, overcome by stickies and contaminants. Kadant has helped us troubleshoot when a problem arises, and are ready to back us up virtually or at the mill on short notice. This includes our Tetra Pak UBC line, which is the first in Russia.

Their equipment for stock preparation assures us of a high level of fiber quality, lower energy usage and top quality—even from variable quality recycled waste.”

Kadant OCC Line technology

The OCC line has a capacity of 800 bone-dry metric tons per day featuring the latest technology for the production of recycled corrugated container, enabling the mill to operate with low energy consumption and high capacity.

The system includes a Hydrapulper® low consistency continuous pulper, a heavy duty and high efficiency detrashing system that includes the Hydraflow continuous detrasher & trashwell design, followed by high density cleaners. It also features a coarse screening system that features removal of large & heavy debris allowing fiber free rejects, including Styrofoam, as well as high-efficiency Fiberwall® screen cylinder design to assure the best stickies removal.

Grishin comments that “L-PACK selected Kadant for this greenfield project based on proven OCC equipment technology and track record of successful rebuilds.”

Proven multi-stream repulping technology; the Tetra Pak UBC advantage

Delivering a high yield of non-contaminated fiber and separating of plastics and aluminum is not easy. Because the traditional approach for a pulper cleaning system is limited by the size of the rejects handling system and the number of cycles possible it fell short.

L-PACK’s streamlined UBC recycling system from Kadant, referred to as the LP Recycling System, includes a specially designed Helidrum® pulping system, a compact All-in-one ScreenOne screening, and a novel reject treatment, where the fiber is recycled and used by the board mill, and independent "clean" streams of polymers and aluminum from post-consumer waste are ready for recycling or recovery.

Compact Liquid Packaging Recycling System benefits include:

  • Aluminum and polymers value streams from the pulper— fiber free, ready to be reused
  • Producing high quality final pulp without residual aluminum or plastics
  • Extremely sustainable solution; energy savings with low temperature pulping & chemical free operation
  • No shredding to prevent potential aluminum debris in the final pulp
  • High yield of all raw materials and end products
  • Closed water loops.

“L-PACK’S LP Recycling is compact and innovative, requires no shredder or forward cleaners, reverse cleaners, dispersing or kneading devices,” Marcello Giorgi, Kadant Lamort global sales and marketing director. “A notable feature of L-PACK’s OCC line is furnish with high mechanical strength, giving them a marketing advantage with their packaging board.”

Continues Giorgi, “We are proud of our partnership and successful journey with L-PACK. Continuous improvements will help them stay at the top with leading branders.”

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