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Century Plyboards produces first board on new Siempelkamp plant

 Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Century Plyboards produces first board on new Siempelkamp plant

Century Plyboards (India) Ltd. (CPIL) has joined forces with Siempelkamp to inaugurate its largest Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) facility in Andhra Pradesh, boasting an impressive daily output capacity of 950 m³. As a frontrunner in the organized wood panel industry, CPIL stands out as the pioneer ISO 9002-certified company in India within the plywood and veneer sector. Offering an extensive array of products ranging from plywood, laminates, veneers, doors, MDF, particleboard, fibre cement boards, PVC, to exterior grade laminates, CPIL has earned a stellar reputation for its unwavering commitment to quality, customer-centric approach, and innovative solutions. With a consistent track record of excellence and a proactive stance towards technological advancement, CPIL continues to set benchmarks in the industry.

Siempelkamp has provided various equipment for this facility: The company supplied the core part of
the production line, including a fibre dryer and a sifter system, the forming line incorporating the most
advanced mat area weight control system, and a ContiRoll Generation 9 press in the format 8’ x 33.8
m. A board cooling and stacking line, as well as an automatic storage system are part of the package.
The ContiRoll, equipped with a thin board and high-density package, enables the production of boards
with thicknesses ranging from 1.5 mm to 37 mm. These boards can be manufactured at speeds as high
as 1.800 mm/s, with densities varying from 650 – 1100 kg/m3.

In addition, Siempelkamp’s Prod-IQ® technology serves the purpose of gathering, evaluating, and
visualizing production data from the press and laboratory. By utilizing this technology, CPIL can
effectively monitor and analyze the production process, leading to the production of higher quality
boards. Using the data provided by Prod-IQ®, the company can comprehensively evaluate the efficiency
of its plant.

From the customer’s point of view, several aspects have worked exceptionally well in this project with
Siempelkamp: “Their proactive approach in addressing ongoing tasks, despite challenges, is
commendable. They’ve shown adaptability and commitment to progress, even in situations where work
fronts were still in progress. Be it their prompt engagement for critical deliveries with their established
lines or their willingness to expedite timelines and work extended hours, it demonstrates their
commitment to efficiency and customer satisfaction”, says Ankit Banthia, Executive Assistant to the
Executive Director of Century Plyboards (India) Ltd.

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