It said the news follows the earlier milestone, achieved on June 28, of the plant producing its first board.

The first board was successfully produced in automatic mode and after a top ramp-up curve, stable three-shift operation has now also been achieved.

"We sincerely congratulate the Starwood team on the milestones achieved and are pleased to contribute to considerably expanding the capacity of this site with our high-performance plant,” said Ulrich Kaiser, Head of Sales Siempelkamp.

“At the same time we would like to thank them for their trust in our performance, which has already led to five joint projects in the meantime.”

A total of three Siempelkamp ContiRoll plants now produce MDF, L-MDF and thin board in Inegöl. 

The total output of these three plants will allow a capacity of more than 2,500 to 3,000 m3/day after the start-up phase of the new line. The thickness range of the new line is designed for 1.5mm to approximately 18mm.