It was nice to return to the wonderful city of Quito and share with NOVOPAN the challenge of a new particleboard manufacturing plant with a production capacity of 1,000 m3/day
We had already built the first plant planned for an initial production capacity of 400 m3/day; after the extensions already planned and designed in the first project, we achieve a production capacity of 1,150 m3/day.
In Ecuador, NOVOPAN owns more than 7,400 hectares of forests that it manages according to an reforestation plan involving approx. 1,000 hectares of land each year. In this way, it achieves the dual aim of being self-sufficient in terms of procurement of raw materials and, at the same time, of achieving a totally balanced environmental report (which earns it the “Green Point” Certification by the Ministry of Environment).
The new plant uses state-of-the-art technology for the production of high-quality panels: PAL engaged for the engineering, provided its best resources to contribute to the success of the operation.
We developed the entire plant engineering, from the log yard to the forming line; in collaboration with the partners of Panel Alliance, it supplied the storage, selection and silage area for moist particles, including the gravimetric metering of the dryer.
We also supplied the entire dryer outlet area up to the gluing that was developed by company IMAL.
All the machines supplied are directly produced: roller screens, magnetic systems, silo extractors, metering scales, oscillating screens, air-cleaners, dry-particle refiners; machines of proven reliability, appropriately integrated with the plant to optimize the consumption of raw materials, resin and energy.
Upon signing the contract, the directors of the company shook hands to set an objective, a promise: the date for the production of the first panel.
The promise was kept with trust and understanding, and acceptance of the plant was a success.
We wish NOVOPAN further growth in its market shares thanks to the quality of the panel produced using our technology and our systems.