BEESKOW, Germany -- The Portuguese-Chilean joint venture Sonae Arauco has announced that under the project name “Beeskow 50+,” the plus stands for the future of the site 100 km southeast of Berlin, a state-of-the-art particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher will be built beginning in March 2019.

The scope of delivery includes a three-head forming station, the forming line and a 42-meter long CPS+ continuous press with an emissions control system. In addition, Dieffenbacher is supplying the raw board handling and storage systems, sanding line, strapping and extraction systems, and is responsible for the electrical control, transport and assembly supervision.

The new project continues a long relationship between the companies. The companys 22-year-old MDF line with the Dieffenbacher CPS still reportedly produces reliably.

Particleboard production started in Beeskow on June 9, 1966. At that time, the plant was a national enterprise of the GDR with a capacity of 30,000 m³ per year. The new particleboard plant, due to start up in October 2019, is designed to produce 600,000 m³ or more particleboard per year based on the product portfolio.

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