Everyone is pleased with the fourth straw-based particleboard project. From left: Wang Yi (Management Assistant, Wanhua), Liu Shouhua (Dieffenbacher Beijing), Christian Dieffenbacher (member of the Management Board, Dieffenbacher), Zhao Zhimei (CEO, Wanhua), Georg Rahm (Sales Manager, Dieffenbacher), Zhang Shouheng (Purchase Manager, Wanhua).

For the fourth time in four years,Chinese straw-based particleboard specialist Wanhua Ecoboard has ordered a straw-based particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher. The Greenfield project at the Tonglin site in the Anhui province is scheduled to start production in December.

Highlightingthe order is a 28 m long CPS+, the first of Dieffenbacher’s newgeneration of continuous press to be delivered in China. Equipment for flaking, including three MRZ 1500 knife ring flakers with the FlowOptmizer material feeder, were also ordered along with a dryer, forming station and forming line.

“To meet our commitment to produce environmentally friendly, formaldehyde-free panels made of wood and straw, we continue to rely on Dieffenbacher as one of our most important partners,” said Wanhua CEO Zhao Zhimei. “With the CPS+ providing the gold standard for efficient continuous press systems, our fourth joint project will be the most resource-friendly and most powerful so far.”

Dieffenbacher and Wanhua have also agreed on the delivery of two additional plants, numbers five and six. Again, a CPS+ will be used for both projects. Commissioning of these plants is planned for 2019.