International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the start-up of a high-capacity, pressurized refining system at Guangxi Guoxu Dongteng Wood-Based Panel Co. Ltd., Guangxi province, China.

The state-of-the art pressurized refining system, featuring a capacity of 45 bdmt/h and a 64” disc refiner, is designed to achieve superior fiber properties at low consumption of electrical and thermal energy. The system uses a mixture of eucalyptus and pine wood chips as raw material to produce high-quality furniture boards.

Li Xiaobo, Director and General Manager of Guangxi Forest Industry Group, says: “Excellent fiber quality is essential to obtain high-end fiberboard quality. That’s why we trust in ANDRITZ Panelboard when it comes to HC refining. This was now our second collaboration, and again, we were very satisfied with their technological solution, service and support during the entire project phase.”

Guangxi Guoxu Wood-Based Panel Co. Ltd. is part of the Guangxi Forest Industry Group, one of the largest wood-based panel industry groups in China, operating seven production sites there.