Kronospan has announced that it has commenced plywood production at its plant in Smorgon, Belarus.
Kronospan said that it is an important milestone in its history and “reflects the company’s strong commitment to fulfilling the needs of its customers.” The product joins the Kronobuild portfolio of panel products.
The plant is producing four different grades of softwood plywood that differ in their application, quality and colour of their decorative surface. It is available in 9-40mm thicknesses in six different boards’ dimensions.
Applications include furniture and wall panelling to demanding exterior constructions and formwork.
The plant’s annual planned production is 180,000 cubic metres and the main export markets are Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as well as expanding internationally to all countries where Kronospan is operating.
“The constant research we do allows us to offer cost-effective solutions and a complete product portfolio suited for the building and construction industries. Our plywood is an environmentally friendly product made from renewable raw materials and we believe it will respond to the globally growing demand for plywood for decorative and structural uses,” said Kronospan.
In 2017-2018 Kronospan invested around US$211m in its Belarus operations.