Andritz starts up pressurised refining system for MDF manufacturer Biyang Huifeng

From left to right: Huang Yongli, MDF technology manager of ANDRITZ; Li Xingfeng, vice general manager of Biyang Huifeng; Weng Duansheng, vice general manager of Biyang Huifeng; Yu Hongsheng, process control engineer of ANDRITZ; and Wang Hongren, workshop manager at Biyang Huifeng

International technology group Andritz has completed the start-up of a pressurised refining system supplied to Biyang Huifeng Wood Industry Board at its medium-density fibreboard (MDF) production plant in Henan, China.

Andritz reported that with the new pressurised refining system, the customer is capable of processing poplar wood chips as raw material. The heart of the new system is the Andritz 54-1CP refiner, which features high energy efficiency. The scope of supply also included a maintenance-friendly 20in discharger with the latest C-feeder concept, a compensator and a proven 20in ribbon feeder.

Weng Duansheng, vice general manager at Biyang Huifeng, said, “The excellent operation of our first pressurised refining system installed by Andritz in our Jiangsu mill convinced us to trust once more in the know-how of Andritz’s panelboard experts. The successful and timely start-up of our new line has proven that our decision was the right one.”

Michael Rupp, vice president for Panelboard Systems at the Andritz Paper, Fiber and Recycling Division, added, “We always aim to continuously optimise our technology and services for our customers. Thus, it is a pleasure to work with a forward-thinking customer like Biyang Huifeng, who values our efforts.”

Currently, Andritz has more than 180 installations in the Chinese panelboard industry.