Life cycle assessment of closed loop MDF recycling: Microrelease trial

September 2009

A life cycle assessment of closed loop MDF recycling using the Microrelease process to produce recycled wood fibre from MDF waste.

 

In the UK, as in Europe, there is a large demand for wood based panel board materials in many industries, such as construction and furniture manufacture. The annual production tonnage of these materials is significant as is the amount of waste produced during board and furniture manufacture.

The furniture industry consumes 90% of MDF produced in the UK and a great deal of MDF waste is produced, inthe form of process waste from MDF production and off-cuts from use in furniture manufacture. This is estimated to be around 18% of all MDF used.

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