Greenpanel Industries selects Andritz to supply pressurized refining system to its mill in Andhra Pradesh, India; system will process 100% eucalyptus to produce high-quality MDF products

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June 21, 2023 (press release) –

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Greenpanel Industries Ltd to supply a pressurized refining system to its mill in Andhra Pradesh, India.

The new system will process 100% eucalyptus to produce high-quality medium-density fiberboard (MDF) products. It will use proven ANDRITZ technologies – a 20” plug screw feeder and an S 1056M high-consistency refiner – to achieve superior fiber quality at a very low electrical and thermal energy consumption.

Shobhan Mittal, Managing Director and CEO, Greenpanel Industries Ltd, says: “Our aim is to make the best use of the scarce resources available to us by using the most efficient manufacturing practices. The technological solution proposed by ANDRITZ is in line with our environmentally friendly production approach.” 

Greenpanel Industries Ltd is the main manufacturer of wood panels in India and the largest producer of MDF in Asia. The company specializes in the production of medium-density fiberboard, plywood, decorative veneers, flooring, and doors made of 100% renewable wood.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,700 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

From left to right: Ashok Pareek, Plant Manager, Greenpanel; Subhash Aggarwal, Technical Manager, Greenpanel; Christian Rosypal, Sales Engineer, ANDRITZ; Shobhan Mittal, Managing Director and CEO, Greenpanel; Michael Rupp, Vice President Panelboard Systems, ANDRITZ; Ranjit Thind, Sales Agent, ANDRITZ

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