Formaldehyde-free straw-based particleboards
The Chinese Wanhua Industrial Group is one of the world's largest manufacturers of MDI resin. Since 2006, the Group has also devoted itself to developing and producing formaldehyde-free panels made of wood and straw and founded the subsidiary Wanhua Ecoboard for this purpose.
In 2015, Wanhua Ecoboard signed its first contract with Dieffenbacher for a straw-based particleboard plant, taking advantage of the German manufacturer’s expertise in developing equipment to process alternative raw materials, specifically annual plants and fast-growing woods. A second order followed about a year later.
In 2017, Wanhua and Dieffenbacher started to work on a third project. The latest order includes the core package of a straw particleboard plant, from the forming station and the 8.5-foot wide and 28-meter long CPS with suction system through to the raw board handling. The plant will be installed at Wanhua's site in Jingmen in the Chinese province of Hubei.
Image: Signing the contract for a straw-based particleboard plant with Wanhua. From left: Christian Dieffenbacher (member of the Management Board, Dieffenbacher) and Zhao Zhimei (CEO, Wanhua).