Siempelkamp produced the first board for Starwood

Siempelkamp achieved two key milestones in the chronology of a wood-based panel plant. On 28th June, Starwood successfully produced the first board on its Siempelkamp thin board plant for MDF at Inegöl. The stable three-shift operation has also been achieved now.

First board at Starwood – congratulations!

The first board deadline is considered a central milestone during the start-up phase of the wood-based panel plant – from this point until acceptance, the focus on the construction site is achieving the production and quality targets to be realised with the plant. In Inegöl, the first target was reached on 28th June; the first board was successfully produced in automatic mode. After a top ramp-up curve, a stable three-shift operation has been achieved too.

“We sincerely congratulate the Starwood team on the milestones achieved and are pleased to contribute to consider expanding the capacity of this site with our high-performance plant. At the same time we would like to thank them for their trust in our performance, which has already led to five joint projects in the meantime!”, said Ulrich Kaiser, Head of Sales, Siempelkamp.

A total of three Siempelkamp ContiRoll® plants now produce MDF, L-MDF, and thin board in Inegöl. The total output of these three plants will allow a capacity of more than 2,500 to 3,000m³/day after the start-up phase of the new line. The thickness range of the new line is designed for 1.5 to approximately 18mm.