The delivery will include equipment for wood yard, fiber preparation, drying and forming, continuous pressing with cooling zone, and equipment for panel handling and finishing. Metso Panelboard will also be responsible for the start-up and erection supervision services for the new line.
The new line will mainly produce thin MDF board. The line has design capacity of 700 cubic meters of 2.6-mm board a day. It will also be equipped to produce thick board. The raw material used is rubber wood.
The Vanachai Group of companies has been in the timber and wood-based panel industry since 1943 and is the largest panelboard producer in Southeast Asia. Vanachai has production units in various locations throughout Thailand. The company is headquartered in Bangkok and listed on the Thailand stock exchange. The new production line will be erected at Vanachai’s site in the Suratthani Province in southern Thailand.