The scope of supply includes a forming station with conveyor system that begins at the glue blenders, a forming line with prepress, an 8ft wide x 20.5m long CPS+ press system, a raw board handling system and a stack and transfer system.

Dieffenbacher subsidiary Maier will contribute its wood yard and chipping technology.

“We are happy to work with Dieffenbacher once again,” said Cesar Alvarez, CEO of Novopan del Ecuador. “With our existing plant, Dieffenbacher proved they can help us produce high-quality panels very efficiently.”

Novopan’s current MDP plant in Quito produces up to 1,000m³ MDP/day.

Dieffenbacher began working with Novopan following the delivery by Metso of most of the original plant’s production line components. Metso sold its wood based panel business to Dieffenbacher in 2008. Ever since, Dieffenbacher has serviced the original Quito plant.

The latest Novopan plant is Dieffenbacher’s sixth new plant project in Latin America in four years.