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Metso to supply fiber board production equipment to Berneck, Brazil


Metso will deliver a front-end system, comprising wood handling and fiber preparation system, for fiber board production to Berneck, Curitibanos, Santa Catarina state in Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2011. The order value is below EUR 10 million. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology’s Q2 orders received.

The delivery from Metso will include all main machinery for production of high quality fiber used in MDF production, comprising a drum infeed, debarking drum, disc chipper, rotary screw reclaimer chip silo, chip screen, defibrator system, related motors, control system as well as supervision of installation and start-up.

The Berneck plant is designed for MDF (medium density fiber board) with a thickness range of 3 – 40 mm. The raw material will be mainly pine. The defibrator capacity is about 40 tonnes per hour. The delivery will be the second front-end line that Metso supplies to Berneck.

Berneck is one of the leading panel producers in Brazil, with an annual production capacity of more than 1,200,000 cubic meters of particle boards, MDF, pine lumber and teak products. Berneck has more than 1,400 employees and it owns more than 62,000 hectares of land for pine and teak plantations.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries.


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