The fourth Siempelkamp medium-density fibreboard (MDF) production line has been supplied to Borg Manufacturing, an Australian wood-based panel producer.
In 1987 and 1995, the first two MDF plants at the Oberon, New South Wales, Australian location were ordered from Siempelkamp. In 2017, this was supplemented by a plant for the production of particleboard.
In 2019, Borg Manufacturing placed an order for a MDF thin board plant with a ContiRoll in the 8ft × 18.8m format, with the order successfully fulfilled in October 2022.
The plant produces boards in a thickness range from 1-25mm. In particular, the production of the 1mm thin board was a unique challenge for the commissioning team, as explained by Stefan Wolff, the project manager: “For us this is a special success, considering that, in addition to the technological challenge, the COVID entry restrictions also influenced the work of our project team.
“We are pleased that the work with our customer’s team in particular could be conducted in such a result-oriented and constructive manner regardless of this.”