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ANDRITZ about to prepare a pressurized refining system for Sonae Arauco

 Friday, October 13, 2023

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International technology group ANDRITZ is relied on by the Sonae Arauco. The company will now supply a pressurised refining system to Sonae Arauco Deutschland GmbH’s mill in Meppen, Germany, to produce wood-based insulation products. This will be the 15th insulation board production line equipped with an ANDRITZ pressurized refining system, confirming ANDRITZ’s strong position in the industry.

The new line will process a mixture of wood chips from different types of timber to produce insulation boards for the construction industries. The start-up is scheduled for 2025. Emhasising the benefit of the project, Bernd Runge, Construction System Project Manager, Sonae Arauco Deutschland, says: “The fiber preparation systems from ANDRITZ offer significant economic and environmental benefits. We are confident that ANDRITZ’s advanced technology will meet our requirements and ensure the production of high-quality insulation products.”

With 23 industrial and commercial units in 9 countries and about 2,600 employees, Sonae Arauco is one of the world’s largest producers of wood-based panels. The company is planning to further encourage the growth of its processing unit with fresh changes like this. At the heart of the new line there will be a highly efficient pressurised refining system featuring a proven 44-1CP single disc refiner and a 14” plug screw feeder to ensure improved fiber quality with reduced electrical and thermal energy consumption. The scope of supply also includes a C-feeder and a pressurized digester with counterflow and steam regulation system.

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