Andritz supplies second pressurised refining system to Thai MDF producer

From left: 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 (Image: Andritz)

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Wisewoods to supply another pressurised refining system, the second from Andritz, to its mill in Phetchaburi province, Thailand.

Start-up is scheduled in H1 2024, according to Andritz. Wisewoods is a manufacturer of MDF products for the Middle Eastern and Asian region.

The new fibre preparation system will feature a capacity of 30 tonnes per hour and process rubber wood for production of medium-density fibreboard (MDF).

Visarut Palarit, deputy director of Wisewoods, said: “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’s technology ensures that we receive top fibre quality: a precondition for our MDFs to deliver lighter colour and smoother surface properties.”