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Largest particleboard line in Australia to be installed

5 November 2023

Australian Panels, a Borg company, is to install the largest particleboard production line in Australia at the Mount Gambier location, halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide. The new line with an annual capacity of more than 650,000m3 m3 will be put into production in 2025, according to the line supplier Siempelkamp

The forming and press line will include the 8′ x 55.5m ContiRoll with NEO infeed. The scope of supply also includes the cooling and stacking line. Pallmann, a specialist in size-reduction technology, will be supplying new knife-ring flakers, double stream mills, and the established cleaning and grinding robots for knife rings. And Büttner, one of Siempelkamp’s subsidiaries, will also be contributing its expertise as it will be supplying a 6.5 x 32R sized drum dryer and flash-tube.

Australian Panels is now realizing its fifth Siempelkamp press with this order. In 2016, the Australian company ordered a particleboard line with an almost identical scope for its site in New South Wales. At 8′ x 50.4 m, this press is shorter than the one for the current project. Australian Panels most recent order was for an 8′ x 18.8 m MDF line with ContiRoll for the production of thin boards, which was placed in 2019.

Photo L-R: Alex Röwe (Sales Manager Siempelkamp), Darren Johnson (Project Manager, Australian Panels) John Borg (Managing Director/Owner Australian Panels/Borg Group), Marc Mueller (Head of Sales, Siempelkamp) / Siempelkamp

Source: Lesprom, Siempelkamp

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