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MDF recycling solution no.1 for energy efficiency - 5 Jul 2017




The world-first technology that creates a secondary material from recycled MDF boards is a zero-waste, zero-emission solution to the problems of landfill and incineration.

New breakthrough technologies from company MDF Recovery mean the waste from MDF can be used to create new products, virgin wood materials or biomass.

The recycling process shreds the MDF waste at low speeds to avoid creating large amounts of dust. The compound is then soaked in hot water to create a sort of pulp, after which an electric current is passed through the material, raising the temperature of the MDF and breaking apart the resin bonds.

The wood fibres can then be removed and dried for reuse, while the wax and resins remain in the water. Then, the water is removed (and reused) and the additives that are left behind are dried and pressed to be used as fuel for energy recovery.

The initiative is a result of six years of research and development, and is currently undergoing a period of testing before results are analysed and operational costs are projected.

In the near future, the company aims to establish the UK's first commercial-scale MDF recycling plant, with worldwide licensing of the technology and a retro-fit option for existing plants.

Research is currently underway to find a way to reuse the heat the process will produce to save money and energy.

 


 

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