Andritz to supply pressured refining system to Greenpanel Industries

From left: Ashok Pareek, plant manager at Greenpanel; Subhash Aggarwal, technical manager at Greenpanel; Christian Rosypal, sales engineer at Andritz; Shobhan Mittal, managing director and CEO of Greenpanel; Michael Rupp, vice-president of Panelboard Systems at Andritz; and Ranjit Thind, sales agent of Andritz (Image: Andritz)

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Greenpanel Industries to supply a pressurised refining system to its mill in Andhra Pradesh, India.

The new system will process 100% eucalyptus to produce high-quality medium-density fibreboard (MDF) products. It will use Andritz technologies, a 20-in plug screw feeder and an S 1056M high-consistency refiner, to achieve optimal fibre quality at a low electrical and thermal energy consumption.

Shobhan Mittal, managing director and CEO of Greenpanel Industries, said: “Our aim is to make the best use of the scarce resources available to us by using the most efficient manufacturing practices. The technological solution proposed by Andritz is in line with our environmentally friendly production approach.”

Greenpanel Industries is the main manufacturer of wood panels in India and said to be the largest producer of MDF in Asia.

The company specialises in the production of MDF, plywood, decorative veneers, flooring, and doors made of 100% renewable wood.