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Pulp Mill Equipment Manufacturing

Kenway Composites manufactures pulp mill equipment. Our manufactured products include Washer Hoods, Knotter Hoods, Shower Bars, Relief Vales, FRP Dampers, FRP Washer Drum Decking, and more.


Cluster Rule Compliance

MACT I cluster rules require the collection of all HVLC non-condensable gases.  While many pulp mill washers have hoods, this existing equipment allows a high percentage of fumes to exhaust the atmosphere and therefore does not meet the new requirements.  Kenway Composites’ hood provides for the positive collection of fumes while minimizing outside air infiltration and maintaining ease of use.

The Kenway solution…


  • Maximizes positive collection of process gases
  • Minimizes treatment of non-working air thereby decreasing loading and reducing operating costs
  • Recirculates working air to improve efficiency
  • Integral plenum, reinforcing ribs, and air doctor cross-over piping reduces exterior clutter
  • Allows for ease of operation and maintenance with hinged/latched/gasketed inspection and sampling doors
  • Adds proprietary shower pipe sealing arrangement which provides easy adjustment and replacement
  • Designs for vacuum levels from 0.5” to 8.0” w.g.
  • Tests for air infiltration rates under 100 SCFM


Custom Design and Fabrication

From the engineers to the mold fabricators, to the composites technicians, to the field service specialists, Kenway Composites has a long history of providing the expertise required by the pulp and paper industry.


A Variety of Proven Designs

Flanged and Bolted Hoods: Lightweight and easy to install, these hoods provide the ultimate sealing capabilities.  Panel design allows for the hood to be removed as one piece or as individual sections for maintenance access.

Overlapping Sectional HoodsThis proprietary connection system eliminates the need for bolts, making quick access to the equipment available in a matter of minutes. Removal of the inlet and repulper sections during maintenance allows for unimpeded air flow which meets or exceeds that of gull-wing style hoods while eliminating the safety concerns of a suspended load. 

Gull Wing Style HoodsFor the customer who requires the traditional gull wing style, Kenway’s hinge technology allows for the necessary sealing requirements and incorporates essential safety features. 


The Kenway team will work with you to combine the features required for your specific application.



Highest Quality Materials

Kenway hoods incorporate premium corrosion resistant and fire retardant, vinyl ester resins as well as engineered E glass fabrics that allow for lightweight, high strength hoods with the maximum service life. Standard hardware is fabricated from 316 stainless steel. Other materials used upon request.


Tested and Proven

Before Kenway ships its hoods they are assembled and tested to minimize onsite installation times and ensure a close fit. Also available is structural and air infiltration testing to document the stated design.