Wood fiber insulation board manufacturer Gutex has successfully produced first fibers with its new Andritz fiber preparation system in Eschbach, Germany. This is the second system Andritz has delivered to Gutex.
The scope of supply comprised a complete fiber preparation line, including a debarking and chipping line as well as the steel structure, piping material and installation work.
Oliver Bauch, Plant Manager, Gutex, says: "The new line will perfectly support the environmentally friendly production approach for our ecological insulation board products. Thanks to the excellent cooperation and the great effort of the whole Andritz team we were able to produce first fibers even ahead of schedule."
Gutex is one of Europe's pioneers in ecological insulation solutions. The family business based in the German Black Forest started making wood fiber insulation products back in 1932. In 2006, Gutex was the first company to start producing wood fiberboard insulation with a homogeneous raw density profile using an innovative drying process. This technique allows Gutex to manufacture single-layer wood fiber insulation board up to 240 mm thick and with significant quality advantages.
Andritz Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue.