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ANDRITZ successfully starts up high-capacity, pressurized refining system for MDF production

2022/03/14

International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the start-up of a high-capacity, pressurized refining system at Guangxi Guoxu Dongteng Wood-Based Panel Co. Ltd., Guangxi province, China.

The state-of-the art pressurized refining system, featuring a capacity of 45 bdmt/h and a 64” disc refiner, is designed to achieve superior fiber properties at low consumption of electrical and thermal energy. The system uses a mixture of eucalyptus and pine wood chips as raw material to produce high-quality furniture boards.

Li Xiaobo, Director and General Manager of Guangxi Forest Industry Group, says: “Excellent fiber quality is essential to obtain high-end fiberboard quality. That’s why we trust in ANDRITZ Panelboard when it comes to HC refining. This was now our second collaboration, and again, we were very satisfied with their technological solution, service and support during the entire project phase.”

Guangxi Guoxu Wood-Based Panel Co. Ltd. is part of the Guangxi Forest Industry Group, one of the largest wood-based panel industry groups in China, operating seven production sites there.

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ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence and sustainability are the cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 26,800 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions 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, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, panelboard (MDF) production systems, as well as recycling and shredding solutions for numerous waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

ANDRITZ refiner, type S2064M

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