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Valmet to supply defibrator system to new fibreboard line in China

Valmet has announced that it will deliver a defibrator system to a new fibreboard line for Quansen Wood Co., Ltd in Mengcheng, Anhui province, China.

Found in operation around the world, the EVO defibrator series were developed and launched in 2005 with a focus on maximum energy efficiency and minimum resin consumption. (photo courtesy Valmet).
Found in operation around the world, the EVO defibrator series were developed and launched in 2005 with a focus on maximum energy efficiency and minimum resin consumption. (photo courtesy Valmet).

Finland-headed Valmet, a global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries has announced that it will deliver a defibrator system to a new fibreboard line for Quansen Wood Co., Ltd in Mengcheng, Anhui province, China. Quansen Wood is owned by Baishida Fiberboard Group, one of the largest fibreboard producers in China with 8 production mills and over 1 million m³ in annual production capacity.

The start-up is scheduled for July 2017 and although the value of the order is undisclosed, according to Valmet this scope of supply is usually valued in the EUR 1.5-5 million range.

– We have bought two fibre systems from Valmet in the past years. After comparing several solutions we believe Valmet’s technology and defibrator system will bring us many advantages and suits our actual needs. By this investment, we will be able to use the relatively low quality wood raw material to produce good quality fibre and at the same time reduce specific energy costs and improve the quality of our board product, said Mr Houfa Zhang, President at Baishida in a statement.

With this investment Baishida will extend its product range as the mill will mainly produce thin board at a production of about 180 000 m³ per annum. This means that it will need approximately 18 tonnes per hour of bone dry (bd) fibre. The defibrator system is an essential part in a fibreboard line providing high-quality, homogenous fibre material with a minimum of shives and low fines content.

– Valmet’s EVO-46 defibrator system to be delivered is specially designed for production levels between 8 to 18 tons of fibre per hour, which is perfect in this case. The customer already has Valmet’s EVO-56 system and EVO-46 in two other lines and we are very glad that our good co-operation will continue in this project, said Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager at Valmet.

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