Panels & Furniture Asia Jul/Aug 2019

July / August 2019 • Issue 4 • PANELS & FURNITURE ASIA 32 PANELS MANUFACTURING Since 2007, Siempelkamp’s seventh generation continuous press production line has been in use at the Yangjiang Luyuan factory 2,117,000 cubic metres – the total output of thin medium density fibreboards produced by Luyuan in Yangjiang from 2008 to 2017 was far beyond the designated annual capacity of 136,000 cubic metres when the factory was being constructed. 330 million yuan was the total amount of taxes contributed by Yangjiang Luyuan from 2008 to 2017, accounting for almost 3 per cent of the annual fiscal revenue of Yangdong District. LUYUAN: THE PIONEER IN THIN MDF BOARD MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY By Wendy Wei (PART I)