ANDRITZ supplying China’s largest pressurized refining system

Graz, Austria - International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Guangxi Guoxu Group Co. Ltd. to supply a pressurized refining system for their medium density fibre production line in Wuzhou City, Guangxi province. This will be the largest system ever installed in China, with a capacity of 45 bdmt/h and an S2064M refiner.

Start-up of the equipment is scheduled for the end of 2020.

The proven ANDRITZ equipment will process 60% eucalyptus and 40% pine and hardwood as raw materials. Its state-of-the-art design ensures best fibre quality at a very low energy demand. The ANDRITZ refiner supplied is characterized by its long-lasting and proven bearing design, with many successful references around the globe.

The exceptional technological solutions proposed by ANDRITZ plus the well-established service availability of ANDRITZ in China, through a service and spare part hub located in Foshan, were key elements in awarding the order to ANDRITZ.

“This project aims at the high-end fibre board market, which requires excellent fibre quality. ANDRITZ has a globally leading position in fibre preparation and a strong market share. In this project, ANDRITZ introduced the advanced concept of pulping and papermaking into fibre preparation, and we believe that it will take the industry to a higher level in fibre quality and energy savings. We hope to work closely with ANDRITZ to become the benchmark in the industry and provide society with high-end fibre board products,” says Li Xiaobo, general manager of the Gouxu Group.

“ANDRITZ refiners have a high market share in the world’s wood-based panel industry. We trust in their technology, products and services,” adds vice general manager Li Yongqiang.

This order once more demonstrates ANDRITZ’s strong position in the Chinese panelboard industry, with more than 170 references.

The Guoxu Group, headquartered in Nanning, is one of the largest woodbased panel industry groups in China, integrating research and development, production, and sales of wood-based panels with seven production sites in China.

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