Greenply Industries produces first fibres using Andritz’s pressurised refining system

From left: Christian Rosypal, sales engineer, Andritz; Sanidhya Mittal, joint managing director, Greenply; Michael Rupp, vice-president Panelboard Systems, Andritz; Raman Poddar, executive vice-president and head of Manufacturing, Greenply (Image: Andritz)

Greenply Industries has successfully produced their first fibres with its new high-performance pressurised refining system from Andritz at its medium-density fibreboard (MDF) production facility in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

Sanidhya Mittal, joint managing director of Greenply Industries, said: “The pressurised refining system from Andritz is highly efficient and energy saving, which is in line with our environmentally friendly production process.

“We would like to thank Andritz and its team for their assistance during the installation and the high level of professionalism throughout the whole project.”

The refining system has a design capacity of 35 bone-dry metric tonne per hour and processes wood chips for producing various types of MDF products.

It is equipped with a S 1056M single disc refiner that ensures efficient pre-steaming, low electricity and thermal energy consumption, as well as optimal dewatering in the 20in plug screw feeder.

Greenply Industries Limited, founded in 1984, is one of India’s largest manufacturers of high-quality interiors and produces a range of MDF products, such as plywood, decorative veneers, doors, and related products. Greenply holds the FSC certification in forest management.