For its new site in Pagirai near Vilnius, Lithuanian, Homanit has ordered a complete low-emissions THDF plant from Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen und Anlagenbau.

Operating plants in Losheim am See, Germany, and in the Polish cities of Karlino and Krosno Odrzanskie, the Homanit Group specializes in the production of thin, high-value-added wood fiberboards.

Dieffenbacher will supply all components, from debarking to stacking. The plant will deploy new environmental technology in combination with the fiber dryer and a 50 MW energy plant, so emissions are minimized.

“Dieffenbacher has supported us with full commitment in our efforts to operate our new plant with the lowest possible emissions,” says Homanit managing director Ernst Keider. The core of the plant features a thin board forming and press line based on a CPS+ continuous press and a Dieffenbacher Projet gluing system. Dieffenbacher is responsible for the automation of the new line.

The THDF plant is designed to keep emissions to a minimum while producing 1.5 mm to 22 mm thick wood fiberboards. A production volume of 310,000 square meters per year is planned, corresponding roughly to a daily capacity of 950 square meters. Assembly is scheduled to start in the fall of 2021, with plant start-up to take place in the summer of 2022. See

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