Micro release - The use of microwave technology for the recovery of wood fibre from MDF
This project was set out to develop a novel method for the recycling of fibres and particles from timber based board products. FIRA invented a technological approach utilising microwaves that would achieve such an aim and this research programme was dedicated to optimising the process and proving the concept at laboratory scale.
- Wood based panels and their relevance to the furniture industry
- Panel board production
- The problem of production waste
- State of the art for wood panel recycling
- The potential market for reclaimed fibre
- The technology
- The project
- Conclusionsand future prospects
Wood and wood-based products are used in a wide range of applications, some with service lives of many decades before they enter the waste stream. However, it is only since the mid-1990s that an industry has emerged to recycle waste wood, where qualities such as a low moisture content compared...
An overview of the considerations you should take into account when selecting and specifying a timber species for use in the UK. It includes colour photographs of a core selection of 50 timbers which are generally available or are commonly used in the UK, along with information on their suitability...
Wood-based panel products are sheet materials that contain a significant amount of wood in the form of strips, veneers, chips, strands or fibres. The categories described in this Wood Information Sheet (WIS) are:
- Oriented strand board (OSB)
- Fibre building boards
Within each of the above...