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December 21, 2018

Brazilian Berneck S. A. Painéis e Serrados to invest in a new MDF production line

Brazilian Berneck S. A. Painéis e Serrados to invest in a new MDF production line

Berneck S. A. Painéis e Serrados placed an order for a Generation 9 ContiRoll® NEO for its new location in Lages, Brazil with Siempelkamp.

Following the plant’s startup, scheduled for spring of 2021, the new Berneck production location in Lages will manufacture 1,665 m² of MDF daily. The installation of the plant is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2020 and the production of the first board is forecast for December of the same year.

According to the announcement, it is already the company’s fifth production plant with ContiRoll® technology. With the investment Berneck intends to meet the increasing demand of the Latin American market.

The scope of supply for the Siempelkamp’s order from Berneck includes the resin kitchen equipped with the Ecoresinator, the continuous press line with ContiRoll® to the finishing line with the cooling turners and the intermediate storage.

The drying of the wood fibers takes place in a flue gas-free indirectly steam-heated flash tube dryer made by Büttner. The engineering of the whole plant is carried out by Siempelkamp’s Belgium subsidiary Sicoplan based on laser-scan-supported surveying of the local production site. Sicoplan is also responsible for the planning of the steel construction and the wiring necessary for the process equipment. Both will be implemented by Siempelkamp.

The ContiRoll® Generation 9 has length of 48.8 m and width of 9″. The key design feature of the NEO version is its ultra-flexible, extended press infeed.

Ten press frames with a distance of 530 mm from each other provide for solid static conditions; the booster hot platen, extended by 100 %, together with the highly specialized press hydraulics, allows production increases of up to 30 %.

The scope of supply also includes that all five of Berneck’s production locations will be equipped with Prod-IQ Next. For Berneck, this state-of the-art digitalization will make a self-optimizing, almost reject-free production of wood-based materials with continuously high product quality possible.

About Berneck S. A. Painéis e Serrados:

The company is one of the largest producers in the South American market and maintains trade relations to more than 60 countries. It primarily processes wood from pine trees (Pinus elliottii) grown on the company’s sustainable plantations which cover an area of 63,000 ha. To offset forestry use Berneck plants more than 4 million trees each year, both pine and teak trees (Tectona grandis), at the company’s plantations close to Brasnorte in Central Brazil. The wood-based materials manufacturer uses 100 % of the harvested wood. The waste materials from its saw mills are the source material for the production of MDP, MDF and HDF. Berneck employs approximately 1,600 people at production locations in Araucária, Curitibanos, Brasnorte, and, in the future, Lages.

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