Andritz starts up pressurised refining system for MDF production

Andritz refiner, type S2064M (Photo: Andritz)

International technology group Andritz has completed the start-up of a high-capacity, pressurised refining system at Guangxi Guoxu Dongteng Wood-Based Panel in Guangxi province, China.

The pressurised refining system, featuring a capacity of 45 bone dry metric tonne per hour and a 64-inch disc refiner, is designed to achieve greater fibre 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, said: “Excellent fibre quality is essential to obtain high-end fibreboard quality. That’s why we trust in Andritz Panelboard when it comes to high-consistency 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 is part of the Guangxi Forest Industry Group, a wood-based panel industry groups in China, operating seven production sites there.