ARAUCO invests in new resin technology from Sunds Fibertech

In May 2024, Sunds Fibertech and South America’s biggest producer of wood based panels, ARAUCO, signed contracts for the supply of a new generation of resin-saving equipment.
Sunds Fibertech’s Internal Resin Injection System provides guaranteed glue savings while improving uptime for MDF producers, especially when producing with MDI resins.

The order from ARAUCO is the fifth Internal Resin Injection System sold since its launch at Ligna 2023.
ARAUCO is a global leading manufacturer of forest products, serving customers with excellence in manufacturing and distribution of wood products. ARAUCO Group has invested in the Internal Resin Injection System for their plant in Trupan, Chile. Sunds Fibertech will deliver a complete resin dosing and injection system, including automation and start-up. The start-up will be done in Q4, 2024.

“This investment fits very well with our strategy to use the latest technology to meet ARAUCO‘s sustainability targets. We are looking forward to executing this project with Sunds Fibertech,” says Aldo Lopez, Operation Director, Maderas ARAUCO Chile.
Injecting resin from the center of the blowline will save resin by optimal mixing and requires less maintenance as it has only one nozzle. The system can be used for both UF and MDI resin.

“We are proud to have ARAUCO as our first reference customer in South America for this groundbreaking new technology. With the steadily rising demand for boards with no-added formaldehyde, we see great potential for the Internal Resin Injection System, not only in South America,” says Marcos Zamora, Managing Director LATAM.

Sunds Fibertech offers a wide range of process technologies for panelboard production. Whether it’s about new machinery or upgrades, we make sure your equipment is perfectly tailored for your operation. Partner with us and enjoy new levels of commercial and environmental benefits!