DIEFFENBACHER to manufacture world’s longest continuous press

Chinese wood-based panels manufacturer Guangxi Lelin’s high-speed thin high-density fibreboard (THDF) plant in Nanning, China

With the construction of an 80-meter-long CPS+, DIEFFENBACHER will set a world record for the longest continuous press used to produce wood-based panels. The press is the core component of a medium density fibreboard (MDF) plant ordered from DIEFFENBACHER in July by Chinese wood-based panels manufacturer Guangxi Lelin Forestry Development Co, Ltd.

 “In planning the world’s largest MDF plant, we are excited to have DIEFFENBACHER at our side once again as a project partner,” said Wei Mingkuai, President, Guangxi Lelin. A high-speed THDF plant in Nanning that produces up to 1 mm thin boards was ordered by Guangxi Lelin from DIEFFENBACHER in June 2018 and commissioned in October 2019.

“We are extremely satisfied with the performance of our THDF line and the support provided by DIEFFENBACHER before, during and after the construction of the plant. They have fully earned the trust we placed in them,” Wei said. “True to the motto ‘never change a winning team’, DIEFFENBACHER was the logical choice for our new project. We look forward to deepening our partnership.”

In addition to the CPS+, DIEFFENBACHER will supply equipment ranging from the air grader to the storage system. With state-of-the-art automation and control systems, the MDF line will meet the highest demands of digitalisation. 

Plant construction is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2021 in the southern Chinese city of Chongzuo, not far from the Vietnamese border. Start-up is planned for fall 2021.