ANDRITZ to supply pressurized refining system for MDF production to Greenply Industries Limited, India


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Greenply Industries Limited to supply a pressurized refining system for its MDF production in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.

ANDRITZ will install a state-of-the-art pressurized refining system with a capacity of 35 bdmt/h that will process wood chips for producing various types of MDF products. A 20” plug screw feeder and a high-performance single-disc refiner, type S1056, for high-quality fiber production at low energy consumption will form the centerpiece of the new line.

Sanidhya Mittal, Joint Managing Director, Greenply Industries Limited, says: “We are very impressed with ANDRITZ’s technological capability and proven track record in their supplies to various MDF plants across the world. We are looking forward to seeing ANDRITZ technology providing top performance in our new MDF production facility at Vadodara.”

Michael Rupp, Vice President for Panelboard Systems at the ANDRITZ Paper, Fiber and Recycling Division, continues: “The order from Greenply confirms our strong position as technology supplier in the Indian MDF industry, and we are proud, in particular, to partner with such a future-oriented and fast-growing company.”

Greenply Industries Limited was founded in 1984. It is one of India’s largest manufacturers of high-quality interiors and produces a broad range of MDF products, such as plywood, decorative veneers, doors, and related products. Greenply holds FSC® certification in forest management. 

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient, and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 26,700 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries. 

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power production, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.

From left to right: Christian Rosypal, Sales Engineer, ANDRITZ; Sanidhya Mittal, Joint Managing Director, Greenply; Michael Rupp, Vice President Panelboard Systems, ANDRITZ; Raman Poddar, Executive Vice President and Head of Manufacturing, Greenply

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