Homanit orders complete THDF line from Dieffenbacher

HOMANIT THDF plant in Karlino, Poland

Operating plants in Losheim am See, Germany, and in the Polish cities of Karlino and Krosno Odrzańskie, the HOMANIT Group is a European specialist in the production of thin, high-value-added wood fiberboards. For its new site in Pagirai near the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, the company has ordered a complete low-emissions thin high-density fibreboard (THDF) plant from DIEFFENBACHER GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau.

DIEFFENBACHER will supply all components, from debarking to stacking. The plant will deploy the latest environmental technology solutions in combination with the fiber dryer and a 50 MW energy plant, ensuring that emissions are minimised.

“DIEFFENBACHER has supported us with full commitment in our efforts to operate our new plant with the lowest possible emissions,” said HOMANIT Managing Director Ernst Keider. The core of the plant features a state-of-the-art thin board forming and press line based on a CPS+ continuous press and a DIEFFENBACHER PROjet gluing system. DIEFFENBACHER is responsible for the automation of the new line.

The THDF plant is designed to keep emissions to a minimum while producing 1.5 mm to 22 mm thick wood fiberboards of the highest quality. A production volume of 310,000 m³ per year is planned, corresponding roughly to a daily capacity of 950 m³. Assembly is scheduled to start in the fall of 2021, with plant start-up to take place in the summer of 2022.