Greece: fibre-board line

Metso Panelboard will upgrade and deliver equipment for Alfa Wood – Pindos SA’s fibre-board production line in Greece. The order is included in the order backlog of Metso Panelboard for the fourth quarter of 2004. The delivery will take place during the spring and summer of 2005. The start-up of the upgraded fibre-board production line is scheduled for September 2005. The value of the order is not disclosed. Metso Panelboard’s delivery includes an upgrade of existing production equipment, as well as equipment and engineering services for a debarking line, a new press line, a pre-press and press equipment, a forming line and press outfeed including in-line format saws. As part of the upgrade of the production line, the existing production control system will be replaced by a modern automation system. The delivery also includes a highly advanced measuring and optimisation system for continuous in-line measuring of fibre-board production.
The equipment, which will use softwood as the main raw material, will be installed at Alfa Wood – Pindos SA’s plant at Grevena, Greece. At full operation, the production capacity will be increased to approximately 300 cubic meters of panels/day. The panel qualities to be produced are medium density fiberboard (MDF) and light/ultra light MDF. The production line at Grevena was originally delivered by Metso in late 1980s to the former owner, Pindos SA.

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