Following over a year of investment, the upgrade of MEDITE SMARTPLY’s OSB factory in Ireland’s County Waterford has been completed. €44 million was invested for this latest significant upgrade to the drying, energy and screening facility.
The construction of a biomass energy plant ensures that SMARTPLY will operate on 100% renewable biomass material for process drying and heating.
“We are extremely delighted with the completion of this project,” commented Chris King, Managing Director – Commercial at MEDITE SMARTPLY. “Not only will this upgrade allow us to deliver more sustainable best in class timber panel products, but the increased output of SMARTPLY OSB will enable us to support existing customer positions and develop new market sectors and opportunities as part of our strategy and growth plan.”
The completed upgrade follows the launch of SMARTPLY SURE STEP, a T&G structural OSB/3 panel with improved slip resistance and durability.