In conversation with Mr. Samiron Mondal Managing Director, Siempelkamp
Due to the increased demand for furniture and the unavailability of raw materials for traditional furniture manufacture, an enormous transition towards highly efficient production plants for MDF and particleboard can be observed in India.
Q. In less than a decade, India has become the new darling of global markets and is poised to become the third largest consumer economy (after the USA and China) over the next decade. The country’s percentage of super elite households is expected to rise five-fold by 2025. It is evident that India has a huge appetite for furniture. According to you, what are the plans of your esteemed Company to make the most of this opportunity?
A. Traditionally, the raw material for furniture production has always been sawn timber and to large part plywood. With the recent urbanization in the country, the demand for wood-based material products increased.
Furthermore, the government measures against the deforestation of natural resources have driven wood-based panel manufacturers to fall back on agriculturally cultivated raw materials such as eucalyptus and poplar.
Due to the increased demand for furniture and the unavailability of raw materials (sawn timber and plywood) for traditional furniture manufacture, an enormous transition towards high – efficient production plants for MDF and particleboard can be observed in India. In urban India, the trend goes towards modular and ready-made furniture. Established Indian manufacturers take part in this trend and build furniture showrooms. These companies rely on efficiently produced MDF and particleboard for furniture manufacture. The strict emission standards in the country also contribute to the growth of the MDF and particleboard industry.
Q. Tell our readers more about your participation at Delhiwood 2019 viz. new products, new technologies, new services that you are planning to exhibit.
A. Siempelkamp, the German machine manufacturer, unveils its technological innovations for the production of MDF and particleboards made of rice straw and other annual plants at Delhiwood 2019. The Siempelkamp Group is at the same time sending a clear signal in favour of green business and efficient management of resources.
A core element of wood-based panel plants is the ContiRoll continuous press which has been in successful use around the world for many decades in the production of MDF, OSB and particleboards. The ninth generation of the press reaches a speed of 2,500 mm/sec, enabling the achievement of high capacities during the production of thin MDF boards.
Siempelkamp supplies complete plants to the wood based panel industry (PB, MDF, OSB), single- and multi-daylight presses or continuous press system ContiRoll®, front-end technology, dryers, energy plants and finishing lines with storage, cutting and sanding technology, as well as shortcycle presses for laminating.