Wood fiber plant
Wood fiber plant
Wood fiber plants for substrates
Wood fiber is gaining preference as a mixing component to peat-based substrates in the market.
Recent studies promoted by the French Ministere de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation and Ministère de la recherche et de l’innovation and also funding from Klasmann Deilmann GmbH, confirms the benefits of wood fibre use in peat growing media
“Wood fiber addition in peat-based mixes promoted their ability to rewet. Thus wood fiber allows to limit the risk of hydrophobicity of peat-based mixes and its addition is beneficial, considering de needs of organic, renewable and inexpensive peat alternatives”*
This technology at the present time provides a quick return on investment. The cost savings in the production of safe and high-quality substrates explain the expansion that it is having in the current market.
Wood is an affordable, abundant and close product that competes with an advantage over other components of the substrates used today, such as coconut fiber or perlite, and provides the most demanding properties such as aeration, retention of water and stability allowing a long-lasting use
*Note: From the article “The Use of Wood Fiber for Reducing Risks of Hydrophobicity in Peat-Based Substrates. Agronomy 2021”
The wood fiber is produced from pine wood classified and clean chips, which are introduced into the pressurized steam Preheater, to soften the lignin by heating the chip to a temperature of around 170ºC during 3 to 4 minutes
It is the same defibrating process that is used in the production of fiber for MDF boards, which began in the 70s of the last century. This process provides us with a fiber of homogeneous quality, sanitary free and other phytotoxic compounds.
The wood fiber produced with this process provides with the most demanding properties for substrates:
• Water retention capacity
• Improves the physical structure of the substrate
• High aeration capacity
• Produces faster root grow
• Reduce transport costs
• It’s a sustainable timber derived product
• Eco friendly
• Reduce substrates production cost
Wood fiber from pine
Wood fiber substrates
mixed with peats and some colour additives depending on the applications
This material has been evaluated by some Spanish Universities as an optimal component for agricultural substrates combined with peat or other vegetal components, compliant with the highest demands for ecologic or environment plants.
A high-value project for the manufacture of substrates
Combines ecology, cost reduction and high product quality
The best technology for fiber
We have the best machines of the market and technology that achieves “the best fiber quality” for substrates application. Our plant can produce a regular fiber quality and quantity along the time.
An expert team
The project is carried out by experts in these machines and the wood defibrating processes, with the participation in the development of the project of our partner, the Spanish engineering company Ingeniería Aplicada 2000, S.L.
Design of a wood fiber plant for substrates production
Our Wood Fiber Plant is based on a DefibratorTM type L32/36 reconditioned by the original manufacturer Valmet, with full guarantee. The whole of the Plant is designed in accordance with the fiber production process of Sunds Defibrator (today Valmet), which has been operating for many years to the full satisfaction of board manufacturers.
The Defibrator System is very flexible in a way that allows us to manufacture the most suitable fiber for each substrate. The fiber quality will be controlled during the plant start-up process according to customer needs.
The Fiber Plant is designed to work continuously 24 hours a day, throughout the year, except temporary stops for maintenance. This allows you to regulate the volume of production by scaling up to large quantities with an accelerated return on investment.
Recently created (2014), Entapa begins its activities by providing consulting services for the pulp and board industry, contributing with its knowledge to the innovation of existing facilities and intermediation with clients to sell their inactive lines or equipment in other markets.
Entapa has specialized in the development of fiber production plants for substrates, backed by the work experience of its team of specialists in MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) or DM (Medium Density Board) board plants and in Cellulose and paper.
We have the experience of more than 35 years working in pioneer companies in these industries, such as Sunds Defibrator, Metso and Valmet. We know wood fiber technology well: both its applications and machinery as well as its market.
Our partnership with Ingenieria Aplicada 2000, S.L., allows us to undertake these fiber plant projects, from their basic design to the installation and start up, which include the complete project execution, its legalization and the realization of the Basic project for Authorization and obtaining the Environmental Licence
Our work system is customer-oriented, knowing what their specific needs and growth objectives are, providing solvent technical support at all times, from installation to plant start-up.
Together with our partner IA2000, Entapa Consulting offers its consulting services in the fields of Energy, wood and board. We provide knowledge, experience and planning to search for personalized solutions, adapted to the expectations and needs of each project.
IA2000 has experience in projects for the storage of petroleum and chemical products, calculation of all types of pressure vessels according to International Codes (ASME, AD-Merkblatt, API, CERAP), Energy Installations and Audits, or Industrial Metallic Structures.
We carry out Advice, Studies and Technical Solutions, Legalization Projects and Adaptation to Industrial Regulations, Basic Projects for Environmental Authorization and License, etc.