Chinese Yekalon Group starts production at its new MDF/HDF line in China

Chinese Yekalon Group has produced the first board at its new MDF/HDF production line in China in the beginning of February. This comes after Siempelkamp announced it would supply two new MDF/HDF plants for Yekalon Group in China, and Vanachai Group Public Limited in Thailand.

The installation of the Yekalon Group plant started in April 2018. After becoming fully operational, the plant will produce 300,000 cm³ of MDF/HDF annually.

The line is designed for the high-speed production of thin boards and includes a 9’ x 33.8 m ContiRoll Generation 8 press. The scope of supply also included a flash tube dryer, a fibre sifter, the resin dosing system with Ecoresinator, a mat compactor and a mat preheating system. Furthermore, Siempelkamp provided the finishing line with a multi-diagonal saw, a cooling and stacking line as well as an automated high-stack storage system. The production management will be administered with Siempelkamp’s process control technology Prod-IQ as a full package.

Yekalon Group produces and sells high quality laminate flooring and other wood-based panel products for the building and interior decoration sector.