Valmet to supply a fiberboard plant to Brazil

Published Apr 04, 2000 00.00.00 +2 GMT

Valmet Corporation will supply an MDF (medium density fiberboard) plant to Placas do Paraná's greenfield site in Brazil. The value of the order is approximately EUR 40 million. The plant is scheduled to start up in late 2001.

The order includes all main equipment for log handling in all unit operations of the plant up to the packed panels at the end of the finished panel packing line. The highly automated plant will meet modern environmental requirements; it will incorporate a two-stage dryer, for example, to reduce both energy consumption and fiber emissions.

The new MDF plant will produce high-quality MDF panels over a wide thickness range. The annual plant capacity will be 200,000 cubic meters of 15-mm panel based on pinus species. This order closely follows the recent commissioning of a Valmet Panelboard Küsters press for particleboard in Argentina for Placas do Paraná’s sister company Faplac.