Give us some background information on your company and its objectives.
: We are a leading manufacturer of premium engineered wood products, laminates and resins. We are in central Europe and close to our customers and provide quality products made in Germany. The satisfaction of our customers is at the core of our business, as is sustainability. We have been sorting and recycling wood chips for a long time to extend the lifecycle of wood. Recently, we have observed price increases of fresh wood and access to primary materials has gotten challenging. This made us decide to work with the materials available in the market. To do so and to meet our customer quality demands, we had to innovate our processes. That’s why we rely on TOMRA and its wood sorting solutions.
How do you produce clean wood fractions from waste wood?
Customer: In our facility, we process both recycled wood and waste wood. Local recyclers deliver us pre-sorted, unprocessed wood. As we require the purest materials to manufacture high-quality wood-based products, we let the materials run through another sorting step with TOMRA’s X-TRACT™. This allows us to remove any remaining contaminants such as metals, stones, plastic and many more.
When processing waste wood, the steps are more complex. The material we receive is a mix of processed and non-processed wood. Our task is to remove MDF from waste wood and create a clean wood fraction. We are glad that TOMRA’s equipment makes this possible.
Matas adds: Our aim is to support our customers in meeting their goals. As our customer wants to produce the highest-purity fractions of non-processed wood, we provided them with state-of-the-art sorting technology that features the necessary technology to address complex challenges.