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Kadant Starts Up OCC Systems for Shandong Hechuang Paper and Lee & Man

Beijing, China, May 26, 2023 – Kadant Fiberline (China) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), started up new fiber processing lines at Shandong Hechuang Paper’s facility in Linyi (China) and Lee & Man’s mill in Malaysia.

The new system installed at Shandong Hechuang Paper is a 650 BDMT per day OCC line designed to efficiently produce high-quality containerboard. The new pulping system for Lee & Man’s PM26 in Malaysia features Kadant Foundations™ fiber processing product line with advanced technologies enabling the mill to yield high quality stock with reduced energy consumption. It is the fourth recycled containerboard machine installed at the facility using Kadant’s fiber process technologies.

“We are pleased to provide Shandong Hechuang Paper and Lee & Man with these strategic innovations built on our longstanding collaboration,” said Peter Ma, vice president of sales and marketing of Kadant Fiberline China. “These new lines enable the mills to advance sustainable manufacturing initiatives while producing excellent quality containerboard in an efficient manner.”

About Kadant Fiberline China
Kadant Fiberline (China) Co. Ltd., 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.

About Kadant
Kadant is a global supplier of technologies and engineered systems that drive Sustainable Industrial Processing. The Company’s products and services play an integral role in enhancing efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in process industries. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with approximately 3,100 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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