Metso to deliver a wheat straw particleboard plant to China

Published May 22, 2001 20.52.00 +2 GMT

Metso Corporation delivers a complete particleboard plant to Sichuan Guodong Construction Co., Ltd, in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The process will be the first of its kind in China as the plant uses wheat straw as raw material. The plant will improve the quality of a local air by reducing the need to burn waste straw. Value of the order is approximately EUR 13 million. The delivery is scheduled for the beginning of 2002.

Delivery includes the process design, all the main machinery for the process, process automation and the installation supervision of the straw particleboard plant. The plant utilizes wheat straw, which has considered to be a waste and disposed by burning. The capacity of the plant will be 50,000 cubic meters/year.

The ordered equipment will be delivered from Metso Panelboard's units in Nastola, Finland and Hannover, Germany.

Sichuan Guodong Construction Co., Ltd is a locally important constructor also manufacturing building materials. The new plant will produce particleboard to be used in the building and furniture industries.

For additional information, please contact: Juha-Pekka Tuovinen, General Manager, Marketing and Sales, Metso Panelboard, Particleboard and OSB, tel. +358 40 585 8901