ANDRITZ receives follow-up order from Kastamonu Entegre, Turkey, for a new MDF production line

From left to right: Haluk Yildiz, CEO Kastamonu Entegre; A. Yahya Kigili, Chairman Kastamonu Entegre

and Wolfgang Lashofer, Senior Vice President, Division Manager, Paper, Fiber and Recycling Division, ANDRITZ 

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received the second order in a row from Kastamonu Entegre to supply a disc chipper and a pressurized refining system for its MDF production line in Balikesir, Turkey. Start-up of the new equipment is planned for the end of 2022.

The centerpiece of the new line will be the pressurized refining system, including a proven 24" plug screw feeder and a high-capacity S2070M refiner that will process pine, beech and oak as raw material. All ANDRITZ pressurized refining systems feature low consumption of electricity and thermal energy. The scope of supply also comprises a gravity-fed HQ-Chipper, a chip bin discharger and a 74" digester as well as supervision of mechanical installation and start-up.

ANDRITZ's extensive experience with high-quality fiber production technologies for the panelboard industry and the long-standing partnership between both companies were the main reasons for Kastamonu Entegre awarding the order to ANDRITZ. Kastamonu Entegre is already successfully operating an MDF production plant with pressurized refining system from ANDRITZ in Russia and has decided to continue the cooperation with ANDRITZ in Turkey. With supply of the new high-capacity pressurized refining system, ANDRITZ will have supplied 16 installations to Turkey – eight of them equipped with a well-proven S-refiner.

Kastamonu Entegre, part of Hayat Holding, was established in 1969 and is specialized in the production of wood-based panels for the furniture, interior decoration, and construction industries. The company employs around 6,300 people in six Turkish locations and several manufacturing plants in six other countries, mainly in Europe.