Monday, August 7, 2023
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Kronospan started a new manufacturing plant on wood based panels in Tortosa, Spain. According to the sources, the company has been doing pretty well with its 25-hectare factory which has been producing enough products for the woodworking industry. This fresh investment has further expanded the business with better contribution to the furniture industry.
With an investment of more than 400 million Euros, this new plant can be taken to be one of the largest foreign investments. This new growth aims to the creation of around 180 direct jobs and around 1,500 additional indirect jobs in timber supply, logistics, maintenance, and services.
This project is a 100% sustainable project that aligns with the principles of the circular economy. The new factory works with 100% recycled wood sourced from discarded end-of-life domestic furniture collected by our suppliers. This plant works to transform truckloads of recycled wood per day. The recycled wood is cleaned, crushed, and finally turned into boards.
The new plant incorporates a state-of-the-art particleboard press capable of producing 2,000 m3 per day. The planned production is 720,000 m3/year, which lead to a 0.72 Mt of CO2/year reduction of the CO2 footprint in the region of Catalonia, northeastern Spain. It also includes a 40-meter-high cleaning tower with photocells separating the wood chips from the waste material. The heat required for the production process is sourced from a biomass boiler fueled by bark and processed wood rejects, unsuitable for wood-based panels. This new plant sticks to its motto of sustainability; therefore it used solar panels installed on the factory roof. These solar panels help power production line with clean and renewable energy.