Siempelkamp has attracted a new customer in its agreement to supply the production plant to Jiangsu Hui Dian.

The location for the new plant is Shuyang in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. One of Siempelkamp Group’s plants is situated about 350km north of the location in Qingdao.

The production line will feature an 8.5ft x 38.8m 8th generation ContiRoll press. The special feature of this plant will be the ability to produce OSB that can be laminated. Similar to OSB, this new product has a fine particleboard surface layer comparable to particleboards used in furniture production.

The specially equipped forming line will have five mat-forming machines.

The scope of supply also includes the screening system and the EcoPulser for secondary size-reduction of chips, the resin dosing and blending system, the double diagonal saw as well as the SicoScan quality measurement system, the thickness gauge and control, the blow detector and the weight scales.

The production management will be controlled by Siempelkamp’s Prod-IQ process control technology.

The plant installation will start in spring 2020 and annual OSB manufacturing capacity will be approximately 300,000m3.

“For me, orders such as this one are an important confirmation of our strategy to increase our presence in China,” said Christoph Michel, spokesperson of the management of the Siempelkamp holding company.