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ANDRITZ to supply pressurized refining system for new MDF/HDF board plant in Turkey


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order to supply a pressurized refining system with a design capacity of approximately 1,200 t/d for a new MDF/HDF production plant being built by AGT Ltd., Turkey. The new MDF/HDF line will be erected next to an existing door production facility owned by AGT, a leading profile supplier and producer of doors and WPC elements. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013.

This order confirms ANDRITZ’s position as one of the leading suppliers worldwide for tailor-made, complete front-end systems for the MDF industry. In 2012, ANDRITZ secured four important orders and conducted six successful start-ups in China, where a total of more than 125 ANDRITZ systems have already been sold. In Europe, the MDF industry ordered ANDRITZ machines for Russia, France, and Germany.

The ANDRITZ front-end systems include the woodyard (debarking, chipping, screening, and chip storage), as well as the chip washing and pressurized refining systems. Depending on the raw materials used, ANDRITZ delivers tailor-made solutions for processing chips, sawdust, and annual plants. To ensure continuous production with fast refiner plate changing and short downtimes, the ANDRITZ refiner has a “swing-door” design. Keeping a keen eye on energy costs, ANDRITZ systems have extremely low energy consumption. In total, ANDRITZ has already installed 250 pressurized refining systems worldwide.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed company is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 17,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.


ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is one of the leading global suppliers of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), and nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production and of systems for the production of plastic films. The technologies available are employed for the processing of logs and annual fibers, the production of chemical and mechanical pulps as well as recycled paper fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, generation of energy from biomass, preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers, production of paper, tissue paper and board, calendering and coating of paper, and the handling of reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.

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