First board for birthday

SWISS KRONO commissions new particleboard plant with CPS+

September 13 was a holiday for SWISS KRONO AG in a double sense: In the presence of her mother, whose birthday is on that day, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors Ines Kaindl-Benes and her guests celebrated the production of the first board at the new particleboard plant at the SWISS KRONO site in Menznau.

Dieffenbacher supplied all the essential machines, from gluing through raw board handling, for the replacement project. Dieffenbacher project manager Jens Hauffe; Bernd Bielfeldt, head of the Wood business unit; and Christian Dieffenbacher, as a member of the management board, were on site and shared SWISS KRONO’s excitement about the on-time and smooth start-up of the plant.

A highlight of the new plant is the EVOjet P gluing system. It ensures optimum gluing and significant glue savings compared to conventional systems and requires minimum care and maintenance. With its order of a CPS+ in late 2015, SWISS KRONO was among the first companies to acquire the new gold standard for efficient continuous press systems. The cutting-edge press offers optimum board quality, reduced material consumption, highest productivity and lowest lifecycle costs. The new production line in Menznau is already the fourth plant with CPS+ in operation worldwide.

First board SWISS KRONO

Image: Celebration of the first board. From left: Mauro Capozzo (CEO, SWISS KRONO AG, Menznau) and Christian Dieffenbacher (member of the Management Board, Dieffenbacher).