Decisive for the final product quality are technology-driven sorting solutions. As outlined by Fechter, manufacturers are striving to become more sustainable and increase recycled content in their panelboards. To do so, they have to use the purest material fractions, such as non-processed wood and MDF.
Recovering individual wood fractions requires extensive cleaning and sorting processes because waste wood consists of numerous different materials including contaminants and different types of wood like OSB, MDF, and plywood to coated materials and recyclable non-processed fractions. Using smart technologies throughout the sorting process gives plant operators a three-fold competitive edge: they can recover wood by type as per their requirements, realize high throughputs , and achieve purity levels that cannot be achieved with conventional technology.
In a closing Q&A session, participants had the chance to ask additional questions and showed great interest in the topics covered. For those who could not attend the live session, please visit https://www.tomra.com/en/discover/waste-metal-recycling/webinars/2022/the-future-of-wood-recycling to watch the recordings.