Graz, Austria, 17 February 2011 -- International technology Group Andritz received an order to supply a fiber preparation system for the MDF plant of Arauco do Brasil S.A. in Jaguariaíva, Brazil. This will be the third Andritz pressurized refining system to be installed for the Arauco Group and the 11th delivered to Brazilian MDF producers.
The scope of supply includes a chip washing system and a pressurized refining system, with a design capacity of 1,080 tons/day. Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2012.
Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A. (Arauco), which started as a Chilean forestry and pulp production firm, is today one of the largest forestry companies in Latin America. The four business areas for the company, which employs 35,000 people, are in forestry, pulp production, sawn timber, and wood-based panel production.
The Andritz Group is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed, and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 14,300 employees worldwide. Andritz operates more than 120 production sites and service and sales companies around the world.
Andritz Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production and of systems for the production of plastic films. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.