The addition of Noss products and innovative technologies provides a solid addition to Kadant's Stock-Preparation product line, particularly in approach flow and chemical pulping applications. As a leader in stock cleaning equipment and systems, Noss has enjoyed a strong reputation with papermakers around the globe, and its integration into Kadant is expected to benefit pulp and paper producers with a broader product mix, increased accessibility, and expanded technical resources utilizing Kadant's global platform.
Kadant Inc. is a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry. Our stock-preparation; fluid-handling; and doctoring, cleaning, and filtration products are designed to increase efficiency and improve quality in pulp and paper production. Many of our products, particularly in our Fluid-Handling product line, are also used to optimize production in other process industries. In addition, we produce granules from papermaking byproducts for agricultural and lawn and garden applications. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with revenues of $332 million in 2012 and 1,600 employees in 17 countries worldwide.