Xiangsheng and Siempelkamp sign new contract for a super strength particleboard line

Siempelkamp announced on 24 Jun that Guangxi Xiangsheng Household Material Technology and Xiamen Jianyida, as Xiangsheng’s import agency, signed a contract for the delivery of a super strength particleboard line made by Siempelkamp.

The signing of the contract took place on 1 March 2024 and with this project, the partners are intensifying their cooperation in order to successfully develop the Chinese particleboard industry together.

Xiangsheng Siempelkamp signing ceremony
From left: Kosta Karakolidis, CEO of Siempelkamp, and Liao Bingyu, general manager of Xiangsheng, at the signing ceremony of the new contract (Image: Siempelkamp)

According to the news shared by Siempelkamp, the plant will have an annual capacity of 600,000m³ and will be installed in the Xiangsheng High-End Green Household Furnishing Industrial Park. As a distinctive feature of the new particleboard plant, “super strength” means that the core layer of the boards processes flakes that are twice as long as usual, which is said to achieve a significantly higher bending strength according to Siempelkamp.

In addition to the signatories of the three participating companies, representatives from politics and other leading personalities also took part in the festive ceremony. During this ceremony, Pang Zansong, president of Xiangsheng, congratulated Siempelkamp on the leading position of its plants and technologies — a factor with persuasive power that motivated Xiangsheng to the current second project.

In September 2020, the Xiangsheng ordered its first Siempelkamp particleboard plant, which has an annual capacity of 300,000m3. Both partners assured to transfer the successes of the first joint project to the second one.

“It is a great honor for us to support Xiangsheng again as a partner and to assist this leading Chinese particleboard producer with our technologies and experience. Together we are joining forces in this project to further expand Xiangsheng’s position in China and South East Asia,” said Kosta Karakolidis, CEO of Siempelkamp Qingdao.

The scope of supply comprises the core components and the entire process technology of a wood-based panel plant. This includes the latest generation of knife ring flakers, automated setting and sharpening robots, a knife ring washing cabin, also dryers, drum screens, double stream mills, oscillating screens, blenders, and the forming and press line with the continuous ContiRoll Generation 9i.

The new particleboard plant is scheduled to go into operation in the first quarter of 2025. It will produce high-quality, customised chipboard in a thickness range from 8-40mm in various specifications and sizes, tailored to market and customer demand. The particleboard panels are used in high-quality household furniture, lightweight wooden doors and wooden structure houses, among other things.