Siempelkamp received an order from Starwood. This is the fifth time that Starwood has chosen to use Siempelkamp's ContiRoll press technology and a Siempelkamp plant. For its second production plant near Inegöl, the Turkish wood-based materials manufacturer Starwood ordered its second thin-board plant for the production of thin MDF/HDF boards.
The new high-performance thin board plant is being built at Starwood's second site near Inegöl, Turkey, which has so far been used for wood chip production. It supplements the capacity of approx. 750 to 800 m3/day currently being produced on the first 7' line. The new 8' line is designed for a capacity of an additional 1,000 m3/day with board thicknesses of 2.7 to 3.0 mm. Their thickness ranges from 1.5 mm to 6 mm. It is therefore geared to the production of thin and ultra-thin boards, but can also be used in furniture board production for MDF and L-MDF up to 22 mm. The new plant for Starwood is designed to run at 2,000 mm/s.
The core of the scope of supply is the moulding and press line around the 9th-generation ContiRoll continuous press in the 8' x 28.8 m format. Besides the flexible infeed, the press is specially equipped with a hydraulic concept developed for thin and ultra-thin board production and a lightweight board package for furniture board production.
"The flexible press infeed is the guarantee for permanently high production speeds in thin board production. The compaction curve of the fibre mat in the press infeed is key for reliable and durable production at the highest press speeds. The overall configuration of the ContiRoll®'s hydraulic system allows for an almost isobaric press technology – with the smallest thickness deviations in the thin boards produced, which are further processed unsanded", says Ulrich Kaiser, Sales Manager for wood-based material plants at Siempelkamp.
In addition to the press technology, the spreading technology is also crucial for successful thin board production. In this case, Siempelkamp relies on the "Starformer", which has been further developed especially for this application and features a downstream fine leveller which eliminates the need to mill (scalp) the fibre mat and guarantees the best spreading accuracy. The overall concept is rounded off by the adaptive spreading system developed by Siempelkamp which allows automatic control of the spreading machine settings.
Also included in the delivery range is a fibre dryer from Siempelkamp's subsidiary Büttner, as well as the glue dosing system including Ecoresinator. The Ecoresinator installed in Starwood's first thin board line in 2010 was the first of its kind and the result of a joint development project between the two companies. Thanks to a special injection concept, the system reduces the amount of glue used by up to 15%, while at the same time improving board quality and surface finish. Starwood will operate three of these systems in the future. The number of references for the Siempelkamp Ecoresinator has therefore increased to a total of 44.
Assembly will start in mid-2021 and the goal to produce the first board is planned for end of 2021.
News Writer : Çetin KAYA
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