0.5 t/h New Zealand customer turning MDF into valuable boiler fuel

    0.5 t/h New Zealand customer turning MDF into valuable boiler fuel

    By-product, and how to deal with it, was one of the first considerations for Southern Pine Products when it started manufacturing MDF (medium density fibreboard) products. Initially Southern Pine was disposing of the dust in sealed plastic sacks in the landfill – which costs a considerable amount of money.

    They made a study and this resulted in the investment in a briquetting press. It didn’t take the company long to find a customer for its newest product. A greenhouse only 5 km away buys the briquettes and uses them as one of its staple fuels. Apart from saving money the greenhouse has improved its carbon footprint dramatically.

    Southern Pine Products invested in a BP3200 briquetting press producing a briquette with a diameter of 60 mm.

    Read more about the Southern Pine Project.

    MDF creates a lot of dust if not briquetted
    BP3200 briquetting press producing 60 mm MDF briquettes
    Finished MDF briquettes in cooling line transported to storage
    Finished MDF briquettes – often water is added for better quality

    Briquetting Press BP 3200

    Briquette size: Ø60 mm
    Capacity: 400-600 kg/h
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