Vanachai orders OSB dryer from Dieffenbacher
Germany headed wood industry technology suppliers Dieffenbacher GmbH has announced that Thailand-headed Vanachai Group PCL, one of the leading Asian particleboard and MDF manufacturers has ordered front-end equipment and drum dryer for the first continuous oriented strand board (OSB) plant in Thailand.
According to Dieffenbacher, OSB production is gaining momentum in the Southeast Asian wood-based panel market following the particleboard and MDF boom of earlier years. Confirming this trend is the first continuous OSB plant in Thailand, being constructed for the Vanachai Group, one of the leading Asian particleboard and MDF manufacturers.
As part of the plant, Vanachai has ordered from Dieffenbacher a 32-meter long, 6-meter diameter drum dryer, a wet strand bin, and automation of the front-end from the debarker to the strander. The value of the order has not been disclosed.
In the past five years, Dieffenbacher has sold nearly 30 drum dryers worldwide. With three particleboard and two OSB dryers, Southeast Asia accounts for five of these orders, making Dieffenbacher the sole supplier of drum dryers to every OSB plant in the region.