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Kadant Black Clawson to supply stock prep system for Cascades’ Bear Island mill


December 17, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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The Bear Island mill in Virginia. Photo: Cascades

Kadant Black Clawson will supply the complete stock preparation solution for the new production line at Cascades’ Bear Island mill.

The facility, located in Ashland, Virginia, is converting its newsprint machine to lightweight recycled containerboard production with a 465,000 tons per year capacity.

Startup is scheduled for fourth-quarter 2022. The converted machine, which will be rebuilt by Valmet, will operate at about 80 per cent of capacity by the end of 2023, reaching 100 per cent by the end of 2025.

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The Kadant Foundations fibre processing product line will be used to maintain the desired high quality and strength of the finished product.

Kadant Black Clawson is a subsidiary of Kadant, Inc.