The news comes just two years after Starwood signed the acceptance of its new Dieffenbacher particleboard line – one month ahead of the contractually agreed upon date.

In addition to Turkey’s largest continuous wood-based panel press, Dieffenbacher will supply the dryer, sifter and glue preparation technology as well as the forming station and forming line.

Downstream of the press, Dieffenbacher will deliver the press emission control system, raw board handling, STS storage system and the sanding line.

It is also responsible for the plant electrics and automation.

Following the engineering phase, installation is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2022. The first board is to be produced toward the end of the same year.

“Collaboration is the key,” said Starwood CEO Hüseyin Yildiz at the contract negotiations in Inegol in July.

“That’s the motto that made our particleboard project so successful two years ago, and I trust Dieffenbacher that it will be the same for our new MDF line.”