ENboard Co. Ltd., the new joint venture of the furniture manufacturer Eidai Co., Ltd. and Japan Novopan Industrial Company Ltd., has agreed to buy a new wood-based panel plant for the local market from Siempelkamp.
The order for a new production plant at the foot of Japan's famous landmark, Mount Fuji, ranges from wood preparation to final production including the overall planning of the plant.
Japan Novopan Industrial Company Ltd recently entered into a joint venture with Eidai Co., Ltd. and established the new company "ENboard".=
Japanese Novopan bought a complete plant from Siempelkamp 10 years ago. The today order includes not only the overall plant planning, but also all core machines for wood processing technology, energy generation and drying as well as classification and gluing systems. Siempelkamp also supplies the forming and press lines as well as the board handling systems. The heart of the new plant is a 7 ft x 47.1 m ContiRoll® Generation 9 press including a so-called PMDI package (PMDI=polymers of diphenylmethane diisocyanates).
The plant is to be operated mainly with recycled wood and will mainly serve the local market with formaldehyde-free bonded, particularly heavy chipboard. Japan Novopan uses the proven ContiRoll® technology with adapted pressure curve as well as the indirect drying technology from Büttner.
The new plant will be built in a prominent position in the Shizuoka prefecture at the foot of Fuji Mountain, Japan's World Heritage Site and landmark.