KronoStar, in Sharya, 600km to the north west of Moscow, is one location of KronoHolding headquartered in Lucerne.
Next to particleboard production the company also operates an MDF plant with a 9ft x 48.7m ContiRoll press which was also supplied by Siempelkamp.

The order is for a complete plant for the production of particleboard including the wood yard and a universal drum flaker made by Hombak with a production capacity of 25 ton/h bone dry.

This equipment allows KronoStar to manufacture high-quality lightweight boards.

The scope of supply also includes a B├╝ttner drum dryer, screens and sifters made by Siempelkamp’s subsidiary CMC, a resin blending system with resin kitchen as well as a four-head forming station. The heart of the plant is a 6′ x 28.8 m ContiRoll┬« press.

In addition to the forming line, the scope of supply also includes a cooling and stacking line and mechanical and pneumatic conveyors.

A special feature of the order is that the new equipment will be integrated into the existing infrastructure at the Sharya location which already includes a particleboard and MDF plant. Thanks to the three-dimensional surveying by Sicoplan this ambitious project is optimally prepared.

"To carry out this measuring method to such an extent is, in light of the complex general conditions, a special feature," explains Dr-Ing Hans Fechner, spokesman for the management of G. Siempelkamp GmbH & Co KG. "In this way, planning errors should not arise in the first place."