Pulping Machinery Maker Studies New Markets

Bolton Emerson says its pulping and refining machinery has many uses.

May 23, 2013
Waste Today Staff
Equipment & Products

The new ownership of Bolton Emerson Americas, Salem, N.H., says it is expanding beyond the pulp and paper industry it has served for over 100 years with technology that can be used by recyclers, biofuels producers and others.

The technology in the company’s Tornado pulping machinery (pictured at right) and Emerson Claflin refiners is suitable for “a wide range of industries that need clean, homogenous material for feedstock,” the company says in a news release.

The company also states, in the same news release, that “the new Bolton Emerson LLC has divested its ancillary product lines and relocated to modern facilities in Salem, N.H. From here the company will supply customers with finished machines and wear parts, such as rotors and stators for the Tornado and fillings, beaters and bars for Jordan and Emerson Claflin refiners. “

The Salem headquarters facility houses engineering, machine assembly, research and development and spare parts inventories.

The company is led by president David Kelley, who has served as an executive in precious metal recovery firms PGM Technologies Inc. (in the U.S.) and 3D Recovery Europe GmbH (in Germany). He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Louisiana State University.

Bolton Emerson Americas makes the Tornado pulper, used by the pulp and paper industry for decades to maximize fiber separation and to “defiber everything from textiles to carpeting,” according to the company. It is available in several sizes and speeds and can be operated on a batch basis or continuously. Bolton Emerson also manufactures Claflin refiners, which can be integrated with a Tornado to provide a material processing system.

Bolton Emerson LLC is a global manufacturer of pulping, broke recycling, coating, and laminating equipment for global markets, such as pulp and paper, recycling, biofuels and other industries. The company says its heritage goes back more than a century.