Editor’s pickSiempelkamp Group scores again in China: order for OSB line from Hui Dian secured
Siempelkamp has extended its reach in China with a new customer – wood-based materials manufacturer Jiangsu Hui Dian New Materials Co., LTD, which has commissioned Siempelkamp with the supply of a production plant for OSB and is working towards a close partnership with its supplier
The location for the new plant is Shuyang in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, located approximately 350 kilometres south of one of Siempelkamp Group’s plants in Qingdao.
The production line includes an 8.5’ x 38.8 m ContiRoll® press of the 8th generation. The special feature of this plant will be the ability to produce OSB that can be laminated. Similar to OSB, this new product has a fine particleboard surface layer comparable to particleboards used in furniture production. The specially-equipped forming line will have five mat-forming machines.
The scope of supply also includes the screening system and the EcoPulser for secondary size reduction of chips, the resin dosing and blending system, the double diagonal saw as well as the SicoScan quality measurement system, the thickness gauge and control, the blow detector, and the weight scales. The production management will be controlled by Siempelkamp’s Prod-IQ® process control technology.
The installation of the plant is scheduled to start in spring of 2020. After becoming fully operational the new plant will be manufacturing approximately 300,000 cubic metres of OSB annually.
“For me, orders such as this one are an important confirmation of our strategy to increase our presence in China. One main area for global demand can be found here. We meet this demand with suitable offers and local resources. It is particularly pleasing that we were once again able to convince a new customer of our services,” said Christoph Michel, spokesperson of the management of the Siempelkamp holding company.