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Mekong Wood MDF Joint Stock Company: Here's to a good new partnership with Siempelkamp!

Krefeld, May 31st, 2022 – The Vietnamese Mekong Wood MDF Joint Stock Company placed an order for a complete MDF plant with Siempelkamp. With this project, the company, well-established in the wood-based panel industry, is entering the board production business, which will be primarily fed by the local raw materials acacia and eucalyptus.

Ready to start: kick-off date for the new MDF plant

Mekong Wood MDF Joint Stock Company, based in Phu Tho, is an experienced player in the wood-based panel industry with excellent networks within the sector. It was therefore an obvious step to enter into the production of wood-based panels in parallel to trading in them. Here, the Vietnamese company decided to cooperate with Siempelkamp, last but not least due to the excellent reputation of its new German partner in the Southeast Asian market.

Siempelkamp has recently proven its expertise with the successful start-up of the first plant in Vietnam which processes acacia wood - a challenging raw material in the production process. Mekong Wood will also mainly use acacia and eucalyptus as raw material. One more reason to rely on Siempelkamp in view of the excellent performance of the premiere plant.

In the new project Siempelkamp once again shows its strength as a system supplier for the wood-based panel industry. From the planning of the complete plant and the supply of the entire process technology to the supervision of the installation and the start-up, Siempelkamp is at the customer's side.

The heart of the new factory will be a forming and press line with ContiRoll® in the 8' x 47.1 m format with NEO press infeed. This special infeed geometry is designed to process acacia; the extended, highly flexible infeed heating plate facilitates deaeration of the mat and prevents blowouts and steel belt damage even at high production speeds. Plant availability, capacity and operational reliability can be significantly increased with this plant design.

The plant will be designed for an annual production capacity of over 400,000m³, which will be supplied mainly to the furniture industry. The thickness range for these boards is focused on 15 to 17 mm, with a possible spectrum of 3.5 to 32 mm.

"This order is a compliment to our commitment to introduce press concepts for processing the most demanding raw materials extremely successfully to the market. We are pleased to accompany Mekong Wood's entry into board production - and to follow up our good reputation with another excellent performance," says Marc Müller, Head of Commercial Sales at Siempelkamp.

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