The new announcement follows news from Homann Holzwerkstoff last autumn that it intended to build a new fibreboard plant in Lithuania (WBPIonline, November 5, 2020) in Pagirai near the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.

Dieffenbacher’s scope of supply for the line ranges from debarking to stacking, deploying the latest environmental technology solutions in combination with the fibre dryer and a 50MW energy plant, ensuring that emissions are minimized.

The THDF plant is designed to keep emissions to a minimum while producing 1.5 mm to 22 mm thick wood fibreboards.

A production volume of 310,000m³ per year is planned, corresponding roughly to a daily capacity of 950m³. Assembly is scheduled to start in the fall of 2021, with plant start-up to take place in the summer of 2022.

“Dieffenbacher has supported us with full commitment in our efforts to operate our new plant with the lowest possible emissions,” said Homanit Managing Director Ernst Keider.

“The core of the plant features a state-of-the-art thin board forming and press line based on a CPS+ continuous press and a Dieffenbacher PROjet gluing system. Dieffenbacher is responsible for the automation of the new line.”

In addition to the raw fibreboard plant, Homann Holzwerkstoff said all relevant finishing units will be installed at the Lithuanian site, which will thus cover the full Homanit product range. Investments in further processing and finishing include sanding, painting, laminating, sawing, folding, drilling and milling. 

The company, a specialist in thin, value-added boards, already operates plants in Losheim am See, Germany, and in the Polish cities of Karlino and Krosno Odrzanskie.