Valmet has secured an order to supply EVO-56 defibrator system to Chinese firm Chiping County Senqiang MDF, which belongs to Sensen group.
The new defibrator system will produce 30 tons per hour bone dry (bd) unresinated fiber. It will start operations in June 2018.
The value of the order, included in Valmet’s first quarter of 2017 orders received, was revealed., But it is estimated to be in the range of around €1.5m to €5m.
A vital component in a fiberboard line, the defibrator system is claimed to provide reliability, high quality and homogenous fiber material. Valmet said the material from its system has a minimum of shives and low fines content.
The Chinese firm owns five multi opening MDF lines with an annual production of 400,000 m3.
Sensen group’s business covers the production of formaldehyde, paper printing, lamination, MDF and flooring and its products are sold across Chinese markets.
Sensen general manager Xu Tao said: “There is a huge demand of MDF and the wood-based panel industry is an upward trend.
“Considering the industrial restructuring and product upgrading, we have decided to invest in the continuous line to produce 300,000 m3 MDF on an annual basis.
“From this investment, we hope to improve our product quality, reduce consumption and operation cost, to become more environmentally friendly with less emission, to better adapt to the tough market competition and to drive the company to a higher level of development.”
Valmet pulp and energy business line sales manager Leif Sundberg said: “The EVO-56 system is specially designed for production levels up to 32 tons per hour, which is perfect in this case. Chiping County Senqiang has one existing line and this is their first EVO system from Valmet.
“The fiberboard market is growing in China, and Chiping County Senqiang has own flooring manufacturing and their goal is to be number one in fiberboard quality.”
Image: Valmet's Defibrator system. Photo: courtesy of Valmet.