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Kadant Solutions Announces HACCP International Certification

AUBURN, Mass., March 15, 2019 – Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), obtained the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) International certification. 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 include the AccuFlake™ PRO and AccuClean™ blade holders; VeriTek™, Polyflex™, ProFlake™, SteelFlex™ and Stainlessflex™ blades; and the VeriLite™ and VeriKleen™ roll cleaner assemblies.

We are delighted to receive this certification from HACCP International,” said Dr. Mike Draper, composites manager at Kadant U.K. Limited.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.”

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.

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 2,400 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.

The following constitutes a “Safe Harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including forward-looking statements about our products and technologies. Our actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including those set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in Kadant’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These include risks and uncertainties relating to adverse changes in global and local economic conditions; the variability and difficulty in accurately predicting revenues from large capital equipment and systems projects; the variability and uncertainties in sales of capital equipment in China; currency fluctuations; our customers’ ability to obtain financing for capital equipment projects; changes in government regulations and policies; oriented strand board market and levels of residential construction activity; development and use of digital media; price increases or shortages of raw materials; dependence on certain suppliers; international sales and operations; economic conditions and regulatory changes caused by the United Kingdom’s likely exit from the European Union; disruption in production; our acquisition strategy; our internal growth strategy; competition; soundness of suppliers and customers; our effective tax rate; future restructurings; soundness of financial institutions; our debt obligations; restrictions in our credit agreement; loss of key personnel; reliance on third-party research; protection of patents and proprietary rights; failure of our information systems or breaches of data security; fluctuations in our share price; and anti-takeover provisions. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. 

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