Pulp and paper factory

Pulp production and paper production

The paper and pulp industry at its best – with pumps from KSB

In particular for secondary processes associated with paper production and the pulp industry, such as the supply of heat, KSB offers a wide range of products and many years of know-how.

Special situations need special solutions

The paper and pulp industry is currently facing many challenges: globalisation is increasing competition and digitalisation is driving down the use of paper as a medium. Added to this are rising energy costs and stricter safety requirements.

To master these challenges, solutions are needed that can reduce operating costs – while simultaneously increasing productivity, energy efficiency and operating reliability.

Our solutions for paper production and pulp production

KSB offers an extensive product portfolio in particular for the secondary processes involved in the paper and pulp industry. One of the most important applications in pulp production is the heating of rollers since pressure, temperature and residence time play a crucial role in the quality and consistency of the end product.

Here and also for heating dryer systems, robust and high-efficiency thermal oil pumps are used, for example Etanorm SYT. The steam needed for steeping and boiling is generated in steam boilers using boiler feed pumps such as Movitec or Multitec. 
Depending on the size of the systems, HG or HGM boiler feed pumps are used.

Know-how makes all the difference in paper and pulp production

When it comes to paper production and pulp production, as a system provider with decades of experience, KSB is able to draw on extensive expertise in the area of special process pumps that play an important supporting role. KSB offers the very highest of safety standards – on request with mechanical seals in tandem arrangement, leakage sensor and specially adapted hydraulic systems featuring the highest levels of efficiency. As an additional option, an intelligent variable speed system can be fitted to minimise energy costs.

With KSB, you not only benefit from comprehensive know-how and systems perfectly designed to suit your applications and requirements, you also have an international service network that can quickly provide you with support whenever you need it.

Staff in paper production

Staff in paper production

Our portfolio

KSB offers a wide range of products for paper and pulp production:

  • Standardised chemical pumps
  • Process pumps
  • Drainage pumps / waste water pumps
  • Submersible motor pumps
  • Pumps for solids-laden fluids
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Various drive systems
  • Variable speed systems
  • Pulp pumps
  • Steel pumps

Applications include

  • Raw materials processing and treatment, paper refinement
  • Treatment of paper with chemical substances
  • Mechanical wood pulp preparation
  • Sulphite or sulphate processes for pulp production
  • Dissolving of fibres and adding of fillers and auxiliary constituents
  • Transport of suspensions of various densities and types with specific flow characteristics

Your benefits

  • Products perfectly tailored to your individual needs
  • An extensive product portfolio for a wide range of applications
  • Compliance with strict safety standards
  • Highest operating reliability without downtimes
  • Cost-effective processes thanks to durable, maintenance-friendly products
  • Increase in productivity through intelligent drives
  • Special expertise thanks to decades of experience
  • International service network for quick and professional support

Find suitable pumps for pulp and paper production

KSB offers a broad range of high-quality products to meet the technical requirements in paper production.



Horizontal volute casing pump, single-stage, with ratings and main dimensions to EN 733, long-coupled, back pull-out design, with replaceable shaft sleeves / shaft protecting sleeves and casing wear rings, with motor-mounted variable speed system. With KSB SuPremE, a magnetless synchronous reluctance motor (exception: motor sizes 0.55 kW / 0.75 kW with 1500 rpm are designed with permanent magnets) of efficiency class IE4/IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2:2016, for operation on a KSB PumpDrive 2 or KSB PumpDrive 2 Eco variable speed system without rotor position sensors. Motor mounting points in accordance with EN 50347, envelope dimensions in accordance with DIN V 42673 (07-2011). ATEX-compliant version available.

Amarex KRT

Amarex KRT

Horizontal or vertical single-stage submersible motor pump in close-coupled design, with various next-generation impeller types, for wet or dry installation, stationary or transportable version, with energy-saving motor and models for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.



Horizontal radially split volute casing pump in back pull-out design, single-stage, single-entry, available with various impeller types: closed multi-channel impeller, open multi-vane impeller and vortex impeller. ATEX-compliant version available.

Find suitable valves for pulp and paper production



Globe valve to DIN/EN with flanged ends (ZXL), butt weld ends or socket weld ends (ZXS), with gland packing, with on/off disc or throttling plug, rotating stem, seat/disc interface made of wear and corrosion resistant chrome steel or chrome nickel steel.

SICCA 150-600 GTC

SICCA 150-600 GTC

Gate valve to ANSI/ASME with flanged or butt weld ends, with bolted bonnet, outside screw and yoke, flexible wedge, rising stem, non-rising handwheel, Stellite hard-faced seat/disc interface made of 13 % chrome steel, with graphite gasket and gland packing. Available in carbon steel, low-alloy steel and stainless steel.



Double-offset butterfly valve with ISO 5211 compliant square shaft end, with plastomer seat (also in fire-safe design), metal seat or elastomer seat (FKM [VITON R] or NBR [nitrile]). Lever or manual gearbox, pneumatic, electric or hydraulic actuator. Body made of nodular cast iron, cast steel, stainless steel or duplex stainless steel (254 SMO). Wafer-type body (T1), full-lug body (T4), T4 suitable for downstream dismantling and dead-end service with counterflange. Connections to EN, ASME or JIS. Fire-safe design tested and certified to API 607. Fugitive emissions performance tested and certified to EN ISO 15848-1. ATEX-compliant version in accordance with Directive 2014/34/EU.

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