UNILIN panels - Furniture boards produced from recovered wood

UNILIN panels - Furniture boards produced from recovered wood

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Post-consumer wood from urban areas is collected, cleaned and processed in high tech recycling plants to re-convert into viable raw material for quality board products for furniture and interior use.

UNILIN represents one of the most advanced recycling systems for valorizing post-consumer wood waste streams on large industrial scale. It relies on an established collection system and supplier network. Cascading wood reduces the need for fresh roundwood and prolongs the carbon capture. Particle boards from recovered wood are a prime case for Circular Economy in the sector. Highlights of innovative features :

  • Large investments in high tech sorting and cleaning equipment enables the processing of huge volumes of demolition and urban waste: up to 1 million tons are recycled into panels per year.
  • Chipboards are produced with up to 90% recycled wood.
  • To offset carbon emissions, factories are powered 70-90% by renewable energy from wood waste that cannot be recycled.
  • Partnerships with a large supplier network including container parks, demolition firms, packaging and furniture industries ensure the recovery of large wood volumes that are no longer usable for other processes.
Type of wood
Recycled or waste wood
Origin of wood
Deconstruction work
Domain
Forest-based bio/circular economy
Keywords
recovered wood; waste wood; recycling; wood-based panels
Challenge addressed
6.- Grow the forest-based bioeconomy through circular use and value-added products
Type of solution
Circular, bio-based products
Digital solution
Yes
Innovation
Yes
Country of origin
Belgium
Scale of application
Regional/sub-national
Start and end year
-
Contact data
Owner or author
Reporter
InnovaWood asbl
Uwe Kies
References and Resources
Project reference
WoodCircus - Horizon 2020 no. 820892, 2018-2021
Resources
UNILIN good practice factsheet
Project under which this factsheet has been created
Rosewood 4.0