Valmet will deliver a new refiner with chip washer capacity of 28 ton/h to ARAUCO’s new MDF plant located in Zitácuaro, Mexico. The start-up of the system is planned for the last quarter of 2024.
The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
“We are proud to have had the opportunity to supply Valmet’s spear head defibrator system technology to ARAUCO’s new mill site in Mexico. We are looking forward to further deepening the relationship and developing new projects and investments together in the future,” says Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Fiberline Sales, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet.
“For us at ARAUCO, incorporating technology that guarantees both safety and quality is always the main priority. Our growth depends on a safe operation and technology such as Valmet’s, giving us a solid foundation to produce quality boards for the Mexican market,” says Jose Manuel Hernández, the CEO of ARAUCO México.
Information about the delivery
Valmet’s delivery includes all main machinery of the second-generation EVO 64 Defibrator system and chip washing, related motors as well as process design and engineering. The delivery also includes commissioning, installation, and start-up advisory.
Valmet’s defibrators are equipped with a patented grinding house that is unique in the industry. This feature enables both energy and resin savings, providing low operating costs and resulting in an environmentally friendly defibrator system for the production of high-quality wood fibers to MDF.