Metro-Ply Group put into operation its new “PB Line 3” particleboard plant in Prachinburi, Thailand. The new CPS+ continuous press was supplied by Dieffenbacher.
The company will use the new CPS+ plant to produce particleboards for worldwide export. With three-shift operation the plant can achieve its annual designed capacity of over 600,000 m³.
The “PB Line 3” has 2.65 m in width and 40.5 m in length. Dieffenbacher also supplied the drum dryer, the core layer sifter, the forming station with air spreading system—including roller deck, the forming line with prepress, and the entire raw board handling system and the automated raw board storage system.
Metro-Ply subsidiary Advance Fiber, based in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, plans to commission a new THDF plant with CPS+ press in the second quarter of 2017.
Earlier Sumitomo Forestry sold all company’s shares in Alpine MDF Industries (Thailand) to Metro Particle (Metro-Ply Group).
The family of companies is one of the largest wood-based panel manufacturers in Thailand. The company is the first Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) manufacturer in Thailand, who received the ISO 9002 certification from International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to ensure the quality of management and improve production process.