Product News
April 2015

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Biomass Comes Up Big At 2015 OLC

Loggers from across the Western U.S. and points beyond recently made the trek to the Oregon Logging Conference February 19-21 in Eugene, Ore. The event drew great crowds and featured great weather and sold-out display space, organizers say. During the OLC, several biomass update seminars were held for visitors, including a status report from The Beck Group on current projects, forest residual potential and issues going forward when considering biomass utilization in the region, plus a presentation from Washington State University on various biomass collection techniques across the Northwest. Biomass equipment manufacturers weighed in as well, including Morbark and its 3800XL Wood Hog grinder (top photo) and Peterson with its 4310B drum chipper.

Amerimulch Offers Coloring System

Amerimulch, a member of the ChromaScape family of brands, offers the new MobileTrom coloring system, ColorTrom. It is available in a self-contained, portable unit. If you are looking to enter the color-enriched mulch industry, or simply expand your current operation, and if 100 yards per hour hits your production target, the MobileTrom is an attractive option.

 Amerimulch colorants are formulated for superior bonding, coating and coverage and its equipment is designed for producers who want simple, effective, high-volume production. Visit

Premier Tech Buys Almeida Martins

Premier Tech announced the acquisition of Almeida Martins by its Industrial Equipment Group, Premier Tech Chronos. This 10th acquisition within the last 15 years allows Premier Tech Chronos to expand its worldwide presence and reinforces its status as a leader in the packaging equipment industry.

Almeida Martins is a Brazilian-based company founded in 1993 and dedicated to helping companies with material handling as well as robotic solutions for packaging and palletizing. Almeida Martins’ advanced technologies and machine capabilities are now used by more than 800 companies in Brazil.

The acquisition will considerably improve Premier Tech Chronos’ ability to better serve global accounts in Brazil and reinforces its brand recognition.

Andritz Will Supply Two Enviva Plants

 Andritz reports it has received an order from Enviva, one of the leading producers of wood pellets, to supply wood yard equipment, engineering and field services for two biomass pellet plants, each with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year, to be built in North Carolina.

Andritz will supply several innovative products for manufacturing high-quality mini-chips from round timber at high production rates. At the heart of the wood processing line is the HHQ30 chipper knife combination with TurnKnife system from Andritz Iggesund Tools.

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