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Dieffenbacher to supply world's largest drum dryer to Berneck mill in Brazil

Berneck S.A., the largest wood-based panel exporting company in Brazil, has commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply an 84 MW energy system and the world's largest drum dryer for its medium-density particleboard (MDP) plant in Curitibanos, Santa Catarina. Headquartered in Araucária in the Brazilian state of Paraná, Berneck S.A. specializes in MDP, MDF and HDF production.

"With the new Dieffenbacher energy system and drum dryer, we'll be ready to boost our production capacity in Curitibanos from 1,200 m³ to 2,700 m³ of MDP per day," said Industrial Director Daniel Berneck. The grate of the huge 84 MW energy system will have a size of 106 m² and the drum of the dryer will be 36 m long and have a diameter of 7.8 m. The new Dieffenbacher drum dryer will be the largest in the world. At 155% material moisture, it will achieve a throughput of 43 tonnes per hour.


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