Siempelkamp to supply complete particleboard plant including Generation 8 ContiRoll press to Russian Plitspichprom

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016

Siempelkamp will supply of a complete particleboard plant including a Generation 8 ContiRoll press to Plitspichprom, a Russian plant operator, part of "SOUZ" Group, Siempelkamp announced.

The "SOUZ" Group had already ordered two Siempelkamp plants back in 1990 for its Priosersk location in northern Russia. Within the scope of this order, for the first time, Siempelkamp supplied to the Russian market the first continuous press.

The current order consists of a complete plant for particleboard production which will be built in Balabanovo and will replace an outdated multi-daylight press for particleboard production of soviet design. Plitspichprom decided to buy a state-of-the-art 6’ x 18.8 m Generation 8 ContiRoll®. With innovative pressure distribution plates, an extended cylinder bed and many new equipment features, the press will operate virtually isobaric and will manufacture boards with unprecedented quality. The plant is designed to achieve an annual capacity of up to 180,000 m³.

The equipment for the front-end of the line including chippers, flakers, and mills will be supplied by Pallmann, specialist for size reduction and preparation technology with headquarters in Zweibrücken, Germany. Plitspichprom is an expert in the production of special panels used for furniture and in construction. The particle and mat forming technology will be designed to meet the customer's requirements.

The EcoFormer SL, developed by the Italian Siempelkamp subsidiary CMC Texpan, will be used for surface layer mat forming.  This optimized innovative wind forming concept provides unprecedented uniform forming of the surface layer particles. The advantages for the customer include: reduction in material usage and, at the same time, an improved area weight tolerance, and significantly lower energy consumption.

The Siempelkamp subsidiary Büttner will supply the drying technology including a drum dryer designed for a capacity of 36 metric tons per hour. The screening technology, a complete resin preparation and dosing system, the exhaust and filter technology, the thermal oil boiler, the cooling and stacking line as well as the automation and drive technology for the complete plant are also part of Siempelkamp's scope of supply.

The Siempelkamp scope of supply will be completed by Prod-IQ control technology, which allows professional trending, commission evaluations as well as laboratory data and down-time management.

"With this project, we will be proving once again that our group of companies is capable of delivering all components of a production plant for wood-based materials in top quality. Our customers benefit from this high manufacturing depth because the individual components work coherently together as a whole and are, in addition, tailored to the special requirements of each customer," says Stefan Wissing, management spokesman of Siempelkamp Maschinen und Anlagenbau GmbH.

To ensure exact integration of the new plant into the existing complex infrastructure in Balabanovo, Siempelkamp will use the proven "Lead Engineering" concept by Sicoplan for this project. The three-dimensional measuring process of the existing premises, which took place during the planning phase, will prevent conflicts, or worse, collisions with existing building structures and provide for trouble-free project implementation. The new plant will not only open up increased product flexibility and plant availability for Plitspichprom but also ensure utmost efficiency in the highly competitive Russian market for wood-based products.

The start of installation in Balabanovo is forecast for September 2016, the commissioning for the summer of 2017.

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