ANDRITZ to supply second pressurized refining system to Wisewoods, Thailand


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Wisewoods Co., Ltd to supply another pressurized refining system – the second from ANDRITZ – to its mill in Phetchaburi, Thailand.

Start-up is scheduled for the first half year in 2024.

The new fiber preparation system will feature a capacity of 30 tons per hour and process rubber wood for production of high-quality MDF- (Medium Density Fiber) board.

Visarut Palarit, Deputy Director Wisewoods says: “Our first line from ANDRITZ has been showing excellent performance since its installation in 2016. The new line will enable us to enlarge our production capacity significantly. In parallel, ANDRITZ’ technology ensures that we receive top fiber quality – a precondition for our MDF board to deliver lighter color and smoother surface properties.”

Wisewoods Co., Ltd is a renowned player in the wood panel industry for four decades and manufactures high-quality MDF products for the Middle East and Asian region.

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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 27,900 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

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.

Shown from left to right: Sirinda Palarit, Deputy Director Wisewoods, Somyos Palarit, Director Wisewoods, Michael Rupp, Vice President ANDRITZ Panelboard, Visarut Palarit, Deputy Director Wisewoods and Sompong Palarit, Director Wisewoods.

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