Engineered composites has developed capability in MDF fibre production. The 32” pressurized refiner is capable of producing fibre from a range of wood, annual crops, and other plant feedstocks. Refining is coupled with a blow line that is equipped with resin and chemical injection to reproduce conditions in a full-scale plant.
Drying of the fibre is accomplished through a 90 m long flash tube. In addition to the blow line blending of resins and chemicals, the pilot plant has developed capability to apply resins and chemicals to refined dried fibre (dry fibre resin application system). The additional flexibility allows more test runs per day and the opportunity to use fibre produced from other sources.