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Australian Panels elevates efficiency with new Siempelkamp MDF system

 Thursday, February 15, 2024

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Siempelkamp MDF System

Siempelkamp – the woodworking honcho who focuses on digitalisation, automation along with sustainable options again proved their efficiency. Recently, Siempelkamp has again delivered new MDF system to the renowned Australian Panels. With this press format, the new MDF system for Australian Panels becomes the longest ever developed by Siempelkamp. The Australian wood-based materials producer commissioned the system from its German partner for its location in Mount Gambier.

Siempelkamp is happy to declare that the new MDF system is the sixth Siempelkamp system for Australian Panels. Most recently, in August 2023, the customer decided on a Siempelkamp chipboard plant, which will be the largest in Australia with an annual capacity of over 650,000 m³. It is also being built at the Mount Gambier site.

“With the new, sixth order, the inventory of Siempelkamp equipment at Australian Panels increases to four MDF systems and two systems for the production of chipboard. They are part of the equipment at the Oberon and Mount Gambier sites.” says Geoff Robson, head of Siempelkamp Pty Ltd. on the overall statistics.

“We are proud that Australia Panels runs its wood-based material production exclusively with Siempelkamp systems – and last but not least, that we are supplying our customer with the longest MDF system in our company’s history,” Mr. Geoff concluded.

The new order for the Mont Gambier site includes the forming and press line including ContiRoll Ò in the 8′ x 78.6m format, the gluing and the cooling and stacking system. The scope of delivery also includes the expertise of three Siempelkamp subsidiaries: Pallmann supplies a drum chipper, CMC Texpan a wood chip screening, Büttner contributes a drying system. The system is designed in heavy size 2, which is characterized by the extremely high running stability of the steel strip. It ensures a maximum service life of the components under special conditions, i.e. high forces. Light Pinus Radiata will be used as the raw material – a poreless softwood that is particularly suitable as feed material for the production of fiberboard and chipboard. The MDF system will be delivered in May 2025 and production is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2026.

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