Rushil Decor orders complete MDF plant with Siempelkamp

From left: Mrs Krupa Thakkar, Mr Krupesh Thakkar, Mr Samiron Mondal, Mr Bert Kehr, Mr Keyur Gajjar, Mr Prasanta Kumar Ghosh, Mr Rananjoy Mitra, Mr Sebastian Eickhoff, Mr N.M Chacko, Mr Rama Ganapathy; Mr H.K Modi, Mr Dharmik Kumar Thakkar

Indian wood-based materials manufacturer Rushil Décor has commissioned Siempelkamp to build an MDF plant in Atchutapuram, Andhra Pradesh.

The order includes the wood and fibre preparation system, the resin blending and application system, the fibre dryer and sifter, the forming line, an 8 ft. x 28.8 m ContiRoll press, the cooling and stacking line, the intermediate storage, the sanding line, and the cut-to-size line. The equipment will be partially supplied by Siempelkamp’s production locations in Qingdao and Wuxi.

The press line will be equipped with the mat preheater ContiBooster. By preheating the mat before it enters the press it can be heated quicker inside the ContiRoll press resulting in production increases of up to 20 per cent.  

The new plant will expand Rushil Décor’s production capacities above its current 3.5 million m². It will produce MDF from eucalyptus grown in plantations and from over mature mango trees.

Rushil Decor Limited, founded in Gujarat in 1993, is one of the largest Indian manufacturers for wood-based panels. Under the brand names VIR Laminates, VIR MDF, and Signor Decorative Laminates, Rushil Décor offers high quality products primarily to the Indian market. It also exports to 36 countries.

Delivery is scheduled for the last quarter of 2018 and start-up, in the fourth quarter of 2019.