The pulp and paper industry’s bisulphite pulping process, concentrated in the Northeastern United States, was in its infancy during 1884. In the same year STEBBINS was founded and quickly engaged in all phases of engineering, including complete mills.


A key problem at that time was how to stop the corrosion of metallic digester shells in which the wood chips were “cooked” with bisulphite liquors under pressure and relatively high temperatures.


We became intimately involved in addressing this problem and solved it by engineering, supplying and installing special chemical resistant masonry and mortar linings.


It was this early and continuous experience in handling corrosion problems that has enabled us to become highly specialized in the chemical resistant lining field. Yet much of our growth must also be attributed to our Research and Development which concluded that many previous industry-standard lining materials were not able to meet STEBBINS’ specifications. This led to us developing a proprietary line of chemical resistant brick, tile, mortars and membranes to best serve the needs of the industry.

Since the early 1950’s, the materials and techniques we developed for the pulp and paper industry have been used extensively in the chemical process industry. Today, we remain deeply committed to the development of lining materials and lining techniques used not only in the pulp and paper industry but also the metals and minerals, chemical, and fossil fuel power plant industries.

As the result of over 135 years of experience, STEBBINS is active on every continent in the world. Please visit SERVICES for more information on our capabilities.