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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.

Pulp and paper factory

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



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 of efficiency class IE4/IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2:2016, for operation with the 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.

Etanorm SYT

Etanorm SYT

Horizontal volute casing pump in back pull-out design, single-stage, with ratings and dimensions to EN 733, radially split volute casing with integrally cast pump feet, replaceable casing wear rings, closed radial impeller with multiply curved vanes, single mechanical seal to EN 12756, double mechanical seal to EN 12756, drive-end bearings: rolling element bearings, pump-end bearings: plain bearings, with magnetless KSB SuPremE motor of efficiency class IE4/IE5 and PumpDrive variable speed system; ATEX-compliant version available.



Multistage vertical high-pressure centrifugal pump in ring-section design with suction and discharge nozzles of identical nominal diameters arranged opposite to each other (in-line design), close-coupled. 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.

Illustration of the phases of a product life cycle: Consultation and analysis, commissioning, operation and repair

Service at KSB SupremeServ means being fully looked after

KSB SupremeServ offers you a comprehensive range of services and spare parts for pumps, valves and other equipment – including for products from other manufacturers – from face-to-face consultation to installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair. More than 3500 specialists in over 190 service centres worldwide are available around the clock, seven days a week. Concentrate on your core business – and let us take care of the rest.

KSB - one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial valves and pumps

Founded in 1871 in Frankenthal (Germany), KSB has been one of the leading suppliers of pumps and industrial valves for over 100 years. With more than 15,500 employees worldwide and its own sales and marketing, manufacturing facilities and service operations, KSB develops and produces custom-fit pumps for various applications.

As an experienced pump manufacturer, its product portfolio includes building and industrial technology, water transport, wastewater treatment and power plant processes. Thanks to innovative research and development, KSB can meet the most diverse requirements of customers. Benefit from many years of experience and technical expertise as a renowned pump manufacturer.

KSB pump manufacturers: the best solution for your plant
Industrial pumps and valves from KSB cover a wide range of applications and are highly energy-efficient. Products convince with the most innovative technology as well as with systems that have been tried and tested for many years - including the Etanorm water pump. Achieving more than 1.5 million sales worldwide, Etanorm is the most successful standard water pump. With KSB spare parts and services.

KSB ensures the operational reliability of its industrial pumps and valves. The KSB success formula for high-performance pumps lies in the technological strength in hydraulics, materials and automation.

Competent service right from the start
The numerous production facilities ensure that KSB as a pump manufacturer can guarantee customer proximity and first-class service. The experienced specialists are certified to ensure excellent quality and extensive experience. KSB Service takes care of the commissioning, inspection, servicing and maintenance of your pumps, valves and complete systems directly on site.  KSB also provide you with spare parts quickly. This means you get the best service directly from your pump manufacturer.