Green River to build Asia’s biggest state-of-the-art particleboard plant supplied by the Siempelkamp Group
Green River Holding Co., Ltd.
As a Chinese saying goes, “one must prepare good tools before he can do a good job.” Being one of the leading companies in the production of particleboard in Asia, Green River has always insisted on selecting equipment and technology of a higher standard to be constantly improving the production process, so to provide quality products in return of consumers’ love and support.
Green River is set to build Asia’s biggest particleboard plant, boasting a 50.4-metre continuous press, which is the longest in Asia. Siempelkamp Group supplied and installed Asia’s largest particleboard plant with a number of new and innovative technologies to Green River. Green River is the first company to introduce the new technology of the 9th generation ContiRoll® in Asia.
The new plant has been built in the province of Trang in South Thailand, the center of Thai latex production, surrounded by extensive rubber-wood plantations. Next to sawed timbers from multi-year rubberwood plantations, Green River is using 100% rubber wood in the production process of all its particleboard lines.
Green River already was operating two particleboard production lines in Southern Thailand, in the province of Songkhla. With the new mega production site, Green River Group will hold a leading position in the particleboard field in Asia. With its annual production capacity of approximate 1.5 million cubic meters of particleboard, Green River is planning to capture the growing demand of the high quality boards in Asian markets.
Green River’s new factory, following the same principal as its other two plants, is using only rubber wood as single species and from sustainable plantations. These plantations are cutting their rubber trees in a 25 year cycle, when the latex yield is reducing to a minimum which doesn’t make them any more affordable to tap. Next to its proximity to large plantations, the optimal access to the shipping ports of the Andaman Sea is part of the locational advantages of the new production site. From these ports, Green River Panels will send its products all over the world.
The order Green River Group placed with Siempelkamp includes the entire production plant. Sicoplan, the Belgium subsidiary of Siempelkamp, will provide the overall planning of the plant. Modern engineering methods in coordination with a very long history in delivering turnkey projects are the biggest guarantee for maximum planning reliability. This allowed a precise scheduling of all deliverables and gave Green River the tools to coordinate all its other contractors and suppliers accurately and effectively through the project time.
Next to the longest continuous press in Asia, the new plant includes even more superlatives: Büttner, the specialist for dryer and energy plants within the Siempelkamp Group, will supply one of Asia’s largest energy plants with a furnace capacity of 95 MW, as well as Asia’s largest drum dryer with a diameter of 7m and a length of 36m. Pallmann, Siempelkamp’s subsidiary, contributed the flaking technology supplying their largest flakers in production. CMC, Siempelkamp’s 100% daughter company, provided the screening, oscillating and sifting technology in green end areas as well as the glue kitchen dosing and blending system components. The gluing system has been prepared for a later implementation of the new Ecoresinator P.
Siempelkamp will supply the components for the forming and press line as well as the raw board handling equipment including the intermediate storage. With a length of 50.4m, this continuous press will be the longest press in Asia. It will strengthen the manufacturer’s sustainable production philosophy with its numerous technical innovations that support energy saving with advanced drive technology, optimization of raw material consumption through accuracy in thickness control, and other innovations that enhance optimized performance.
The new Siempelkamp Press Controller SPC, for example, is another innovative product of the 9th generation ContiRoll® that ensures the most accurate thickness control of our boards by the use of intelligent sensor technology and a sophisticated pressure and position control system. This will lead to improved material utilization, with the mentioned technology improving board tolerances that will lead to stable and optimized raw material consumptions.
With this first-class equipment and in combination with the use of 100% rubber wood raw material, Green River is like a tiger equipped with wings, and it is certain that Green River can produce high-quality safe boards to meet our lovely consumers’ needs!