Uniboard invests $18M to boost MDF capacity at Mont-Laurier

Next generation dryer will also lower greenhouse gas emissions.

LAVAL, Que. — Uniboard is investing $18 million to further modernize and expand its plant at Mont Laurier, Que.

The manufacturer of engineered wood products said a next generation dryer will use the state-of-the art technology and connect with the gas treatment system to significantly reduce  CO2 emissions while increasing the plant’s medium-density fibreboard (MDF) production capacity .

”The upgrade to a new generation dryer will not only allow us to increase productivity but also to further the positioning of our plant as the leader in MDF in North America,” said Sebastien Coté, plant director of Uniboard Mont-Laurier.

Uniboard Canada has an installed capacity of over 660 million square feet of raw particleboard, high and medium-density fiberboard, of which over 50% is converted into value-added thermally fused laminates.

Its mills are located in Sayabec, Val-d’Or, Mont-Laurier and Laval and employ over 800 people.

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