Siempelkamp to deliver another MDF plant to Asia

Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) ordered a complete MDF plant including a high-end 4' ContiRoll® press from Siempelkamp in April 2014.

The customer will manufacture high-quality MDF economically with the 33.3 m long press line of the latest generation, as Siempelkamp informs in a press release.

The laying of the foundation stone in the Thanh Loc industrial park in the Chau Thanh district of the Kien Giang province represented the start of construction for VRG's greenfield plant. The installation of the Siempelkamp components is scheduled for March 2015.

The order from VRG included the complete Siempelkamp scope of products in the area of wood-based material production plants. Siempelkamp will supply all plant components from the debarking machine to the stacking line for the finished boards. The heart of the plant is Siempelkamp's proven 4’ x 33.3 m continuous ContiRoll® press.

Together with its Korean joint venture partner Dongwha, the VRG Group successfully operates a large Siempelkamp MDF plant with a daily capacity of 1,200 cubic metres.

Siempelkamp's 4' press combines all the features of the larger presses. The flexible infeed head, in particular, makes it possible to also produce thin MDF. Additional advantages include: unsurpassed reliability, low thickness tolerances and quick startups with stable ramp-up curves.

It will be the 18th 4' plant which Siempelkamp will build in Asia. This press will manufacture high-quality wood-based boards with the economical use of re-sources. With the new MDF line, VRG will manufacture boards with a thickness between 2.5 and 30 mm in the popular Asian size 4' x 8'.



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