Siempelkamp to supply wood fibre insulation board plant to Pavatex by Soprema

Pavatex site at Golbey, France

Siempelkamp will be supplying a second plant to the Soprema group for the production of the Soprema’s Pavatex wood-fibre insulation. The plant will be installed in Chavelot, France, near the current site in the French commune Golbey.

Soprema is a building products company focused on expanding its sustainable product range and resource-saving production, and under the Pavatex brand, Soprema offers modern ecological insulation solutions based on renewable raw materials.

Soprema has decided on a scope of supply for the new plant that is almost identical to that of the first Siempelkamp dry fibre production plant in Golbey.

According to Siempelkamp, the current production line, which operates completely in the dry process, includes a ContiTherm calibration press. After screening, the wood chips are thermally and mechanically defibreed and dried in the approximately 120m-long flash dryer supplied by Siempelkamp’s subsidiary Büttner.

Also included in the scope of supply are the engineering and installation. The Siempelkamp control system Prod-IQ.quality is also part of the plant concept.

The Siempelkamp plants for the production of Pavatex wood fibre insulation also include the flexibly applicable gluing units. The fibres are glued only after drying. The Pavatex products manufactured meet the requirements of natureplus, a label for ecological, health, environmental and function-compatible building products across Europe, and they also carry numerous other environmental labels.

Siempelkamp reports that the assembly start of the new plant is scheduled for Q4 2023. Its production spectrum is designed for approximately 55,000 tonnes of insulation boards per year. Added together, both Siempelkamp plants in Golbey will then provide an annual production volume of approximately 110,000 tonnes of insulation boards.