Espoo, Finland 29 December 2016 -- Valmet will deliver a defibrator system to Quansen Wood Co., Ltd's new fiberboard line located in Mengcheng county in Anhui province, China.
Quansen Wood is owned by Baishida Fiberboard Group. By this investment Baishida will extend their product range. The mill will mainly produce thin board at a production of about 180,000 cubic meter per year, which requires approximately 18 tons per hour of bone dry (bd) fiber. The start-up is scheduled for July 2017.
The order was included in Valmet's third quarter 2016 orders received. An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range EUR 1.5-5 million.
"We have bought two fiber 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 fiber and at the same time reduce specific energy costs and improve the quality of our board product," says Mr Houfa Zhang, President at Baishida.
"Valmet's EVO-46 defibrator system to be delivered is specially designed for production levels between 8 to 18 tons of fiber 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," says Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager at Valmet.
Valmet's defibrator system
The defibrator system is an essential part in a fiberboard line. Valmet's defibrators are known for their reliability and provide high-quality, homogenous fiber material. The material from Valmet's system has a minimum of shives and low fines content, which is a prerequisite for successful fiberboard production.
Valmet's EVO defibrator series was developed and launched in 2005 focusing on enhancing efficiency to maximize energy reduction and ensure minimum resin consumption. Today EVO defibrators are in operation around the world.
About the customer Heze Baishida Wood Co., Ltd
Baishida is a professional fiberboard manufacturer and has a special focus on product development. Company's headquarter is located in Jining City, Shandong Province in China. Baishida has 8 branch mills and the total production capacity of fiberboard is more than 1 million m³ per year. Baishida is one of largest companies in fiberboard business in China and their products are mainly used for floors and furniture and cabinet production.
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