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Siempelkamp celebrates success for the “Thin Board Challenge”

 Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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With the acceptance for an MDF thin board line, the fourth Siempelkamp production line in total at the Oberon, New South Wales, and location was handed over to the Australian wood-based panel producer Borg Manufacturing Pty. Ltd.

The plant with a ContiRoll in the 8′ × 18.8 m format, produces boards in a thickness range from 1 to 25 mm. In particular, the production of the 1 mm thin board represented a special challenge for the commissioning team.

On October 12th it was “acceptance” for an MDF thin board line made by Siempelkamp operated by Borg Manufacturing Pty. Ltd. Thus, the fourth Siempelkamp production line in total at the Oberon, New South Wales, location was handed over to the Australian wood-based panel producer.

Successful acceptance process: the finished Borg product

In 1987 and 1995 the first two MDF plants at the Oberon location had been ordered from Siempelkamp. In 2017 the order chronology was supplemented by a plant for the production of particleboard. The order for the currently accepted MDF thin board plant with a ContiRoll in the 8′ × 18.8 m format had been placed by Borg Manufacturing Pty. Ltd. in 2019 and thus now operates four Siempelkamp plants in Oberon.

The plant produces boards in a thickness range from 1 to 25 mm. In particular, the production of the 1 mm thin board represented a special challenge for the commissioning team.

“For us this is a special success, considering that, in addition to the technological challenge, the Corona entry restrictions also influenced the work of our project team. We are pleased that the work with our customer’s team in particular could be conducted in such a result-oriented and constructive manner regardless of this,” says project manager Stefan Wolff.

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