The order for Siempelkamp, also including a short-cycle press line, will be fulfilled in Zitácuaro in the state of Michoacán, where Arauco already produces particleboard.

It includes a complete plant which covers the entire competence of the Siempelkamp Group from the delivery of the raw material to the finished laminated board.

The scope of supply starts with the truck unloading, the silo discharge systems, mechanical and pneumatic conveyors.

Siempelkamp subsidiaries CMC and Pallmann contribute the screening and size reduction technology. Büttner will supply the dryer as well as the energy plant and was particularly convincing with its technical possibilities in the area of energy savings.

The order volume also includes the sifter system, gluing with EcoResinator, a forming and press line with ContiRoll in the 8ft x 33.8m format and complete press extraction system. The delivery spectrum is rounded off by the complete finishing line with cooling and stacking, two storage types, a sanding line with cut-to-size saw, and a packaging line. Siempelkamp’s solutions for “Production Intelligence” are also integrated in the plant concept for Arauco, with the digital control system Prod-IQ contributes to the optimization of the production processes. The engineering is provided by the Belgian Sicoplan subsidiary. The second system, a short-cycle press, will be integrated into the finishing concept.

Installation is scheduled for 2024/2025.