Published on : Friday, April 13, 2018
The Russian plywood producer CJSC “Murom” has ordered a complete plant with pioneering technology from Siempelkamp after several years of joint development work. The ambitious goal of this cooperation was the development of OSB ADVANCED, an innovative product for forward-looking customers and markets, pro-duced on an industrial scale in a way that conserves resources. With OSB ADVANCED, CJSC “Murom” now has a technology that not only puts its raw material supply on a new and more flexible basis, but also sets standards in engineered wood.
Undergoing massive expansion of its production capacities for plywood until 2010, the manufacturer is now one of the leading wood-based material pro-ducers in Russia and currently exports to 29 countries worldwide. With its new production plant, CLSC “Murom” is expanding its product range with OSB boards.
With the product OSB ADVANCED and the new plant, JSC “Murom” will fully utilize round timber resources used in plywood production for its wood-based material production, thus saving con-siderable production costs. With OSB ADVANCED, CJSC “Murom” will be able to offer a for-maldehyde-free OSB board which, due to its outstanding mechanical properties, is increasingly used in interior design as well as in the furniture industry.
The scope of the JSC “Murom” contract with Siempelkamp covers all raw material processing, from round timber thawing technology through debarking to the production of top and mid-layer ranges, supplied by the youngest Siempelkamp subsidiary Pallmann from Zweibrücken. Büttner will supply a drum dryer that has been specially developed to meet material requirements, as well as an energy system that is fully integrated into the process chain. By using wood waste, the energy plant not only supplies the process heat for round timber conditioning, material drying and the ContiRoll® hot plates, but also ensures enough power to heat the production halls.
The Italian Siempelkamp subsidiary CMC will supply the complete material processing, including filtering, gluing and sprinkling technology. The entire planning engineering, carried out by Sicoplan from Belgium, is based on millimeter-accurate CAD data generated using laser scans. To this end, the Belgian Siempelkamp subsidiary measured the future site with state-of-the-art drone technology, among other methods, to ensure planning reliability based on the actual local conditions.
Siempelkamp from Krefeld will produce the core of the plant – the ContiRoll® Generation 9, with a length of 30.4 m and a production width of 8.5´. This ultra-modern continuous press offers numerous technical innovations. Last but not least, Siempelkamp’s scope of delivery also includes the finishing line, connected to an automated warehouse system.
With the new investment, CJSC “Murom” will produce 50,000 m² of OSB ADVANCED boards daily, mainly for national demand. This will more than double the production capacity of CJSC “Murom” to 550,000 m³ annually. The start of installation at the plant is already planned for the fourth quarter of 2018. Commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2019 and regular production will get underway in the spring of 2020.