In this paper a concept for modelling selected sub-processes of the manufacturing process of particleboards is presented. First, the entire process is described briefly, and then special attention is on the stages drying and pressing. Afterwards models for the dryer and press from literature are discussed. Furthermore, a concept for the planned models of the selected stages is presented. The future objective is to use the developed models of different stages of the manufacturing process to control the process using statistical models. Thus the impact of potential measures can be simulated. Finally there is a short conclusion including an outlook on future work.