IMAL-PAL GROUP supply complete MDF/HDF line to VRG – Quang Tri MDF, Vietnam
The IMAL-PAL Group, Italian equipment and plant manufacturers for the wood-based panel industry, has won the tender for the supply of a complete and highly innovative continuous press line to MDF QUAG TRI – VRG (Vietnam Rubber Group) in Vietnam.
The contract was signed in April 2014 and the line is scheduled to start production within 20 months.
Plant capacity will be approximately 120,000 m3/year, but all the major equipment has been sized to process over 180,000 m3 of board a year with thickness varying from 2 to 30 mm. The line will produce board widths varying from 9’-7’ at a maximum pressing speed of 1500 mm/sec. The continuous DYNASTEAMPRESS, fully designed and constructed by IMAL in ITALY, is the only continuous press in the world to combine steam and thermal oil for board cure, thus cutting press times by 30% with respect to standard continuous presses. With the supply of this press, following that of IPAN, Italy, the number of continuous DYNAPRESSES produced by the IMAL-PAL group has risen to six.
The IMAL scope of supply, in addition to the Dynasteampress, also includes the engineering of the entire factory, technological support, diagonal saw, board handling, automatic stores, all the electric control, on line quality controls, laboratory equipment and the HI Jet Blow line resination system which can reduce resin consumption with respect to standard systems by over 20%.
PAL on the other hand, will supply a high performance rotary debarker to remove the bark from acacia logs, DYNASCREEN and the DCC (Dry Cleaner For Chips) for dry cleaning the chips, two vertical chip silos and the fibre former. The former distribution head will be equipped with a system that is able to automatically modify the transversal mat weight profile on the basis of the information received from an IMAL X-ray operated system placed on the mat, downstream of the pre-press.
The whole log feeding line, chipping and waste bark refiner will be supplied by GLOBUS, another member of the IMAL-PAL group.