ANDRITZ successfully starts up pressurized refining system at Biyang Huifeng, China


International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the start-up of a pressurized refining system supplied to Biyang Huifeng Wood Industry Board Co., Ltd. at its MDF production plant in Biyang, Henan province, China.

With the new ANDRITZ pressurized refining system, the customer is capable of processing poplar wood chips as raw material. The heart of the new system is the innovative ANDRITZ 54-1CP refiner, which features high energy efficiency. The scope of supply also included a maintenance-friendly 20” discharger with the latest C-feeder concept, a compensator and a proven 20” ribbon feeder.

Weng Duansheng, Vice General Manager at Biyang Huifeng, says, “The excellent operation of our first pressurized refining system installed by ANDRITZ in our Jiangsu mill convinced us to trust once more in the know-how of ANDRITZ’s panelboard experts. The successful and timely start-up of our new line has proven that our decision was the right one.”

Michael Rupp, Vice President for Panelboard Systems at the ANDRITZ Paper, Fiber and Recycling Division, adds, “We always aim to continuously optimize our technology and services for our customers. Thus, it’s a pleasure to work with a forward-thinking customer like Biyang Huifeng, who values our efforts.”

Successful start-up of the new pressurized refining system in Biyang once again demonstrates ANDRITZ’s strong position in the Chinese panelboard industry, with more than 180 installations.  

Biyang Huifeng Wood Industry Board was established in 2017 and is mainly active in the wood-working and panelboard industry.


From left to right: Huang Yongli, MDF Technology Manager, ANDRITZ; Li Xingfeng, Vice General Manager, Biyang Huifeng; Weng Duansheng, Vice General Manager, Biyang Huifeng; Yu Hongsheng, Process Control Engineer, ANDRITZ; and Wang Hongren, Workshop Manager, Biyang Huifeng