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.