Chinese MDF manufacturer successfully starts up pressurised refining system by Andritz

Andritz 1CP refiner at the heart of the pressurised refining system (Image: Andritz)

Wanhua Hexiang Board, located in Yangxin county, Binzhou city, Shandong province, China, has successfully completed the start-up of a pressurised refining system delivered by Andritz.

Andritz reports that its pressurised refining system uses poplar wood chips as raw material to produce what is reportedly aldehyde-free medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and high-density fiberboard (HDF). As an option, the system can be fed a mixture of wood chips and annual plants, giving the customer more flexibility in raw material supply and improving the ecological footprint of the line.

Jiang Bo, mill manager at Wanhua Sheng Tai Ban Ye, said: “Since this is our first MDF line, we wanted to partner with a company that has extensive know-how in the panelboard industry. Our collaboration with Andritz paid off. Our new system has already produced superior fiber quality with extremely stable performance.

“The option of blending wheat straw and wood chips as raw material perfectly matches our approach of environmentally friendly production.”

Wanhua Hexiang Board is an affiliate of Wanhua Ecological Board, and was established in 2019. The parent company mainly produces particleboard and MDF, and operates production sites in various Chinese provinces. It focuses on environmentally friendly production.