The third MDF line from Dieffebacher is scheduled to begin operating in Routhusuramala, Andhra Pradesh during the summer of 2024 .

The Maier drum chipper for the line will have a rotor diameter of 1600mm. The order also includes the drum chipper feeding line, consisting of a chain bed conveyor adapted for multiple crane feeding, a cleaning zone and a chipper belt conveyor with metal detector. Greenpanel will use the chipping line to process eucalyptus into high-quality wood chips for MDF manufacturing. The chipping line is designed to process up to 60 tonnes of bone-dry wood per hour.

“It’s great that we can get everything for our new plant from a single source at Dieffenbacher,” says Shobhan Mittal, Managing Director and CEO of Greenpanel. “

“As part of our new complete Dieffenbacher line, the Maier wood yard technology will help us meet the growing demand for the highest quality MDF in India.” 

Within Dieffenbacher’s complete plant portfolio, Maier machines cover the wood yard and size-reduction process steps.

Alexander Hoffmann, Managing Director of Dieffenbacher subsidiary B Maier Zerkleinerungstechnik GmbH, said the latest order represents the second chipping line to be delivered to India within just two years.

“The first one is currently installed at Merino Industries Ltd’s new particleboard production site in Halol, Gujarat,” he said.