The investment, based on Dieffenbacher technology, produced its first board in Grafenwöhr on August 30. The line produces rigid wood fibre insulation boards.

Despite a change of location at short notice from Bärnau, 50km west to Grafenwöhr, construction of the new plant began just five months after Dieffenbacher received the order. 

Dieffenbacher’s scope of supply for the complete plant included a fibre dryer, EVOjet M 2.0 gluing system, the forming station and forming line with prepress, a CSS Continuous Steam Press System, the raw board handling system, electrics and automation and the MyDIEFFENBACHER digital service platform.

“The change of location and the procurement crisis during the pandemic made this feat all the more remarkable,” said Andreas Sandner, commercial managing director at Ziegler Group.

In addition to the plant just completed, Ziegler Group commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply another fibre dryer for flexible insulation mat production at the Grafenwöhr site. Construction began in June. The 10-tonne-per-hour capacity dryer is scheduled to go into operation in October.