In August, Merino Industry, a laminate producer based in India, has placed an order for several machines from Pallmann, who specialises in size reduction within the Siempelkamp Group. The delivery of the Pallmann machines is scheduled for March 2022.
The machines are part of a new particleboard plant at Halol in the state of Gujarat, India. Merino Industry was founded in 1974, and primarily focuses on the production of high-quality laminates. However, with the new plant, they will also start production of the carrier material.
The order volume consists of three knife ring flakers, two double stream mills and a re-chipper, as well as the supervision of commissioning. Three knife ring flakers, type PZKR 16-600, ensure quality flake, a high throughput capacity, quick knife ring exchange and precise knife adjustment. Two double stream mills, type PSKM 14-660, produce homogeneous fine flakes with a low percentage of dust and coarse material, ideal for the production of high-quality particleboards which have to meet high demands on surface quality. Merino Industry has also placed an order for a re-chipper which ensures an economic size reduction of oversized wood chips. Pallmann’s flake preparation ensures quality, especially in the surface layers of the board, which is a prerequisite for the downstream finishing process.
“Pallmann-size reduction machines have been operating in India for many years. We are happy to assist a customer like Merino Industry, who demands very high standards on material preparation in their systems, and consequently to the quality of the boards,” said Stefan Wissing, managing director of Pallmann.