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Siempelkamp to supply for two new MDF/HDF plants for the Asian market

Siempelkamp_Logo.svgTwo new orders from customers in Asia emphasize Siempelkamp’s leading role as systems supplier for Press technology: Chinese Yekalon-Jiufngyuan Panels, Inc. and Vanachai Group Public Limited from Thailand decided to expand their MDF/HDF production lines with the help of the Krefeld press specialist. Among other products, both manufacturers produce laminated wood-based panels for the building and interior sectors.

 
Yekalon, one of the leading suppliers of building and decoration materials ordered an 8th Generation 9’ x 33.8 m ContiRoll press as the core of the line. The scope of supply will include a flash tube dryer by Büttner as well as a fiber screen made by Siempelkamp’s subsidiary CMC, Italy, the resin dosing system with Ecoresinator, and the compactor including a mat preheater. The finishing equipment for the order includes a diagonal saw system, a cooling and stacking line as well as an automatic high-stack storage system. Siempelkamp’s process control technology Prod-IQ will manage all production-related processes. Connected to an ERP system, Prod-IQ also covers the areas of quality assurance, servicing, and maintenance.

 
The special feature of this plant is the equipment package for high-speed thin board production including a compactor which provides additional compression in front of the press. Material lumps and other impurities are destroyed by the compactor.

 
The Thai Vanachai Group, leading company in the Thai wood-based materials industry with a long-standing tradition in this sector, ordered a complete forming and press line for MDF/HDF with an 8’ x 25.5m ContiRoll press of the 8th generation. The scope of supply for the finishing line includes a cooling and stacking line and an automatic storage system. As in the case with Yekalon, the production line is designed for high-quality thin board production. The objective is to manufacture boards with a thickness starting at 1.0 mm.

 
Both companies plan to produce an annual capacity of 250,000 m³ MDF/HDF after the startup of the new Siempelkamp lines. The installation start at Yekalon is scheduled for summer of 2017, at Vanachai for fall of 2017.

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