Dieffenbacher has reported that an modernisation project at Uniboard Canada’s particleboard plant in the Quebec, Canadian city of Val-d’Or is the latest project to deploy Dieffenbacher’s CEBRO smart plant concept.
Uniboard is a North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, including raw particleboard, high- and medium-density fibreboard (HDF and MDF), thermally fused laminates (TFL) and high-pressure laminates (HPL). CEBRO is a concept by Dieffenbacher that combines digitalisation and advanced plant engineering with operational excellence and sustainability solutions. For more information on CEBRO, click here.
“CEBRO is exactly what we expect from a state-of-the-art production facility,” said James Hogg, CEO and president of Uniboard. At the conclusion of Uniboard’s three-phase “Renaissance” project in 2025, capacity at the modernised plant will increase by almost 50% versus the multi-opening particleboard line whose main components were supplied by Dieffenbacher in 1988.
The Uniboard contract with Dieffenbacher includes a 10ft-wide and 35m-long CPS+ continuous press, two EVOjet P glue-saving systems, the new Forming Station PB and new Wireless STS storage system.
Uniboard will also use the MyDIEFFENBACHER digital service platform and Dieffenbacher’s digitalisation solution EVORIS to better understand and control their new plant. The includes the Intelligent Air Management System which will reportedly create cleaner air and improve the working environment.
Dieffenbacher will also deliver technology for dust and material preparation, glue preparation and dosing, the press exhaust system and raw board handling system.
Hogg concluded: “This investment continues a trusting and successful partnership of more than 30 years between our two companies. The Dieffenbacher technology and expertise will broaden our product offering and availability.
“It will significantly improve board quality and expand our range of board formats and thicknesses, allowing us to enter the market for thin panels, a bio-composite in high demand in North America.”