Kadant also announced that it has been awarded additional contracts from three containerboard producers in China for four approach flow systems and two recycling systems for linerboard production with a combined value of $7.6 million. These pending orders will be recorded as orders when the down payments are received. The timing and receipt of the down payments are subject to a number of uncertainties, and there can be no assurance the Company will be able to record and recognize revenue on these pending orders.
"These orders demonstrate the dynamic growth of paper production in China as well as our strong position in that market," said Jonathan W. Painter, president and chief executive officer of Kadant. "The recycling systems integrate Kadant's latest technology to reduce energy consumption and improve fiber yield while the deinking systems, included with two of the orders, will provide deinked pulp to serve the rapidly growing white top linerboard market in China."
Kadant Inc. is a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry, with a range of products and services for improving efficiency and quality in pulp and paper production, including paper machine accessories and systems for stock preparation, fluid handling, and water management. The Company's fluid-handling products are also used to optimize production in the steel, rubber, plastics, food, and textile industries. In addition, Kadant produces granules from papermaking byproducts for agricultural and lawn and garden applications. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with revenues of $226 million in 2009 and 1,600 employees in 16 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.