Kadant to rename recently acquired M-Clean Papertech to Kadant M-Clean based in Husqvarna, Sweden; cleaning product line strengthens position in water-management offerings to paper industry

WESTFORD, Massachusetts , August 26, 2011 (press release) – Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) recently expanded its product lines with the acquisition of M-Clean Papertech AB, a Europe-based supplier of paper machine fabric and roll cleaning systems. The acquisition was completed in May 2011 and the company will be re-named Kadant M-Clean AB. Based in Husqvarna, Sweden, Kadant M-Clean AB manufactures the MultiJet™ modular cleaning system used for fabric and roll cleaning. The acquisition of the high-efficiency cleaning product line expands Kadant's water-management product line and will be sold and serviced by Kadant's existing global sales and service network.

"With more than 350 installations throughout Europe, China, and Asia-Pacific, the MultiJet product line adds increased depth to Kadant's water-management offerings to the paper industry and further strengthens our market position in Europe and China," said Jonathan W. Painter, president and chief executive officer of Kadant Inc. "The high-performance cleaning system has demonstrated success in helping papermakers extend fabric life and improve machine runnability and we are looking forward to completing the integration of the M-Clean business into our organization."

About Kadant

Kadant is a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry. Our stock-preparation, fluid-handling, doctoring, and water-management equipment and systems 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 $270 million in 2010 and 1,600 employees in 16 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.

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