November / December 2020, Issue 6 | Panels & Furniture Asia 26 | PANEL MANUFACTURING Light strand board However, this solution was not a pioneering one for PAL as it has already been in operation since 2012 in the complete line supplied to I-PAN in Italy. However, there have been several improvements made on each machine since then, in order to improve machinery performance and board quality. Medium density fibreboard plant in Vietnam I n the complex system of waste management and environmental sustainability, relying on competent partners capable of offering flexible and competitive solutions that ensure a return in both economic and productive terms is an attitude that can make the difference, especially in light of an ever-changing market such as the one of environmental policies. PAL Srl has been moving in this direction for the past 40 years, producing a wide range of highly reliable and fast implementation plants and machines, also standing out as a group being fully oriented towards the needs and requirements of its clients. It thus became one of the leaders in the processing and cleaning of recycled wood sector, until it turned from being a producer of single machines to a company capable of offering turn-key plants. PAL is part of the IMALPAL group, with over 500 employees and a turnover of approximately 250 million euros. Our experience has led us to develop high-quality particleboard (PB), medium density fibreboard (MDF), oriented strand board (OSB) and light strand board (LSB) plants using from non-noble raw material (eg, residues fromwoodworking, recycled wood, dead branches, bagasse, straw, bamboo, palms, etc). We have recently supplied China, through our clients Shengaoson and Zhongyuan, with recycled-wood cleaning systems for the production of PBs. LIGHT STRAND BOARDS LSBs are high-performance panels that combine the strongmechanical features of an OSB with the fine surface of a PB panel to allow lamination and/or varnishing. We have supplied our clients Ningfeng and Fengjuan with entire solutions for LSB production, including a mat-forming system. Ningfeng is one of the largest PB producers in China, while Fengjuan is a paper and cardboard manufacturing company that, thanks to the insistence of one of its partners, has diversified their product offering so that they can introduce these new panels to the market.