The project is an initiative of SINDIMOL (Sindicato da Indústria de Madeira e Móveis de Linhares e Norte do Espírito Santo – the Wood and Furniture Industry Association of Linhares and Norte do Espírito Santo), which aims to establish a cost-effective MDF plant in the region to enable its members to become more competitive.

The project also includes an 18,000ha forest containing eucalyptus trees, ensuring a supply of wood for the MDF plant. Placas do Brasil – which was established for the purpose of operating the plant – involves approximately 40 companies from fields including the furniture industry and the forestry sector. Linhares is home to Brazil’s sixth largest concentration of companies involved in the furniture industry.

Start of the operation is scheduled for end of 2017, early 2018. The order encompasses the complete process from fibre drying to the finishing line, with a new CPS+ press supplied by Dieffenbacher as the key component. Since introducing the CPS+ press in May 2015, Dieffenbacher has sold seven of the systems. More orders are expected in the near future.

The plant’s front end includes the fibre dryer and sifter, a PROjet gluing system, a forming station and a forming line complete with pre-press and Formator M. The 33m CPS+ press will produce boards with a width of up to 2750mm and a thickness of 2.5 to 40mm.

For the finishing line area, the order also includes a raw-board handling system with diagonal saw, a board cooler, a billet stacking system, a raw-board storage system, a sanding line with trimming and splitting saw.

Additionally, there are plans to retrofit an EVOjet M dry resin blending system.

Furthermore the CPS+ can be extended to 39m.