Valmet delivers a defibrator system to Heze Baishida Wood Co., Ltd in China

Valmet Oyj's trade press release on June 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet will deliver a defibrator system to Heze Baishida Wood Co., Ltd in China. This is a rebuild of an existing fiberboard line at the mill in Sunlaojia town. After the rebuild the mill will produce 18 tons per hour bd (bone dry) fiberboard. The start-up is scheduled for January 2017.

The order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2016 orders received and the value of the order will not be disclosed. An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range EUR 1.5-5 million.

"After comparing several solutions and visit to a reference mill, we saw many advantages with Valmet's defibrator system and came to the conclusion that it suits our need. By this rebuild we will both be able to increase production of fiberboard and at the same time reduce energy costs and improve the quality of our product," says Mr Houfa Zhang, President at Baishida.

"Valmet's EVO-46 defibrator system to be delivered is specially designed for production levels between 8 to 18 tons fiber per hour, which is perfect in this case. The mill already has Valmet's EVO-50 system in another line and we are very glad that our good co-operation will continue in this project," says Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager at Valmet.

Valmet's defibrator system
The defibrator system is an essential part in a fiberboard line. Valmet's defibrators are known for their reliability and provide high-quality, homogenous fiber material. The material from Valmet's system has a minimum of shives and low fines content, which is a prerequisite for successful fiberboard production.

Valmet's EVO defibrator series was developed and launched in 2005 focusing on enhancing efficiency to maximize energy reduction and ensure minimum resin consumption. Today EVO defibrators are in operation around the world.

Valmet EVO-46 Defibrator

About the customer Heze Baishida Wood Co., Ltd
Baishida is a professional fiberboard manufacturer and has a special focus on product development. Company's headquarter is located in Jining City, Shandong Province in China. Baishida has 6 branch mills and the total production capacity of fiberboard is about 1 million m³ per year. Baishida is one of largest companies in fiberboard business in China and their products are mainly used for floors and furniture.  

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For further information, please contact:
Jansen Shang, Senior Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy Business Line, China, Valmet tel. +86 138 0123 1944

Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy Business Line, Valmet tel. +46 70 606 55 47

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