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Kastamonu Entegre AS and Siempelkamp collaborate for new mega site

Published on :Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Kastamonu Entegre AS and Siempelkamp partnership is nothing new, but it has reached a new height as the Turkish wood-based panel producer has placed an order for an 8′ x 63.7 m MDF wood-based panel plant with ContiRoll®. This makes it the longest of the 32 ContiRolls® and the longest continuous press on the Turkish market. With this project, the two partners are setting completely new standards in the wood-based panel industry; the installation of the new press line will create another superlative mega site in Turkey!

Following the definition of the Swedish-Finnish management consultancy AFRY, production sites with a raw board production capacity of more than one million m³/year with downstream finishing processes – “added value” – are referred to as mega sites in the wood-based panel industry.

Thus far, four of these mega sites exist in Turkey, all of which are equipped with Siempelkamp ContiRoll® press technology. With the new production plant at the Balıkesir location, Kastamonu Entegre is currently already developing its second mega site in Turkey. Since 2005, Kastamonu Entegre has been operating a 7′ x 42.1 m ContiRoll® particleboard plant with an annual output of more than 600,000 m³ at the Balıkesir site in the west of the country. The other mega site is operated by Kastamonu Entegre at the location in Gebze, where HDF, MDF and particleboard are produced as raw boards on currently three continuous press lines and various plants are operated for further processing or finishing of these products.

In Balıkesir, an MDF plant is now being built which will represent several superlatives. Its press length of 63.7 m achieves the record “longest ContiRoll® press line in Turkey”. With 65 tons/atro per hour, the largest fiber dryer in Turkey will also be installed by Siempelkamp’s subsidiary Büttner, which ensures the optimal utilization of the press capacity for HDF production. The Generation 9 ContiRoll® press realizes a wide production range: Standard MDF, as well as especially light MDF (L-MDF) and HDF are produced. The products are used in the furniture and flooring industries and are marketed both locally and in export markets.

The scope of delivery for Kastamonu Entegre includes the special light-board package of the ContiRoll® hydraulic system. It enables the production of L-MDF and U1-LDF with gross densities of less than 500 kg/m³. The wood-based panel producer, which holds the top position in Turkey and ranks far ahead in the world industry rankings at number 6, is once again extending its lead with this new plant and is continuing on its expansion course.

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