ANDRITZ Inc., Muncy, Pennsylvania, USA

The Muncy location is a global foundry and manufacturing facility for Durametal refiner plates, which are utilized in the pulp and paper and panelboard industries.

The ANDRITZ manufacturing facility in Muncy, Pennsylvania, USA, produces castings and precisely machined refiner plates for high-consistency, low-consistency, and MDF applications with the highest possible quality standards. The ANDRITZ Durametal refiner plate is the result obtained with a talented and highly experienced team of refining specialists. Our goal is to provide value-added products to customers through process improvement.


Plate production


Refiner inspection

Our applications specialists are found in mills and plants working closely with operators and maintenance personnel in pursuit of solutions to optimize refining lines. Optimization involves selecting the right alloys, patterns, and operating methods to obtain high fiber quality, at the lowest specific energy consumption, while achieving maximum plate life.

Refiner plate design

The ANDRITZ plate design team has over 150 years of collective experience in refining and plate design. Our specialists are continuously improving the refining process through the development of technology (refining systems) and the engineered wear components (refiner plates).

The R&D and design teams work together to evaluate new concepts for all refining applications. The basic refiner plate design is tested and proven, and certain elements (pitch, angle, bar profiles, bar numbers, etc.) can be modified for specific applications. Once a design is deployed, we work to enhance its performance through a program of on-going monitoring and mill visits.

ANDRITZ Inc., Muncy, Pennsylvania, USA

History of ANDRITZ Inc., Muncy

ANDRITZ Inc., Muncy, was originally established as “Durametal”, a supplier of heavy-duty cast iron brake drums, in 1948, before starting to manufacture refiner plates. It was acquired by ANDRITZ in 1992.

Today ANDRITZ Inc., Muncy, produces over 36,000 circles of refiner plates per year and is one of the fastest growing suppliers in this business.

1996 Closure of brake drum division in Tualatin

1992 ANDRITZ acquires Durametal

Refiner plate manufacturing moved to Muncy, Pennsylvania

1988 New refiner plate foundry built in Tualatin, Oregon

1987 New refiner plate foundry built in Muncy, Pennsylvania

1970 Durametal begins manufacturing refiner plates

1964 Durametal builds a foundry in Tualatin, Oregon

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