Andritz to supply pressurised refining system for MDF production to Greenply Industries Limited

From left to right: Christian Rosypal, sales engineer, Andritz; Sanidhya Mittal, joint managing director, Greenply Industries Limited; Michael Rupp, vice president of Panelboard Systems, Andritz; Raman Poddar, executive vice president and head of manufacturing, Greenply Industries Limited (Photo: Andritz)

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Greenply Industries Limited to supply a pressurised refining system for its medium-density fibreboard (MDF) production in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. Start-up is scheduled for Q3 2022.

Greenply Industries Limited is a manufacturer of interiors and MDF product ranges, such plywood, decorative veneers, doors and related products. Andritz will install a pressurised refining system with a capacity of 35 bone dry metric tonne per hour, that will process wood chips for producing various types of MDF products. A 20-inch plug screw feeder and a high-performance single-disc refiner, type S1056, for fibre production at low energy consumption will form the centrepiece of the new line.

Sanidhya Mittal, joint managing director of Greenply Industries Limited, said: “We are very impressed with Andritz’s technological capability and proven track record in their supplies to various MDF plants across the world. We are looking forward to seeing Andritz technology providing top performance in our new MDF production facility at Vadodara.”

Michael Rupp, vice president for Panelboard Systems at the Andritz Paper, Fibre and Recycling Division, also commented: “The order from Greenply confirms our strong position as technology supplier in the Indian MDF industry, and we are proud, in particular, to partner with such a future-oriented and fast-growing company.”