The Indian wood-based materials manufacturer Rushil Decor commissions Siempelkamp as the single-source supplier of a MDF plant in India. With the new plant in Atchutapuram, in the Federal State of Andhra Pradesh, the manufacturer will produce MDF from eucalyptus grown in plantations and from over mature mango trees. To meet local market needs Rushil Decor will significantly expand its production capacities above its current 3.5 million m².
Rushil Decor Limited, founded in Gujarat in 1993, is one of the largest Indian manufacturers for wood-based panels. Under the brand names VIR Laminates, VIR MDF, and Signor Decorative Laminates, Rushil Décor offers high-quality products primarily to the Indian market. By complying with BIS standards, ISO certifications, and EN standards Rushil Decor is meanwhile able to export a share of its wood-based panel production to 36 countries.
The scope of work for Siempelkamp for this order includes the wood as well as fiber preparation system, the resin blending and application system, the fiber dryer and sifter, the forming line, an 8 ft. x 28.8 m ContiRoll press, the cooling and stacking line, the intermediate storage, the sanding line, and the cut-to-size line. The equipment will be partially supplied from China, for example, from both Siempelkamp production locations in Qingdao and Wuxi.
The press line will be equipped with the mat preheater ContiBooster. By preheating the mat before it enters the press it can be heated quicker inside the ContiRoll press resulting in production increases of up to 20%.
With the new MDF plant Rushil Decor will increase its daily production capacities by 760 m³. The start of delivery is scheduled for the last quarter of 2018; the startup of the plant is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2019.
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