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Successful Trials Conclude For MDF Waste Recovery

The world’s first ever technology to recycle MDF waste has moved a step closer to reality. MDF Recovery has successfully concluded proof of concept trials to develop a commercially viable process to recover wood fiber from waste MDF.

It is the culmination of more than six years’ research and development to create a technology that will offer the first alternative to the use of landfill or burning to dispose of MDF. Britain, alone, disposes of around 350,000 tons of MDF each year.

The solution generates a new raw material source for the wood/natural fiber industry that reduces the demand on standing forests. The recovered fiber is of the same high quality as virgin wood fiber and provides feedstock to the manufacturers of MDF board, insulation products and horticultural growing products.

Co-founder and managing director Craig Bartlett is now ready to take the proprietary technology to the commercial market. Craig, who established MDF Recovery in 2009, says, “We have already begun discussions with a number of leading companies and organizations operating in the MDF production and waste industries and look forward to progressing these during the early part of 2017.”

“The recycling process we have developed is a genuine world first. There is no other environmentally-friendly alternative to the use of landfill or burning to dispose of MDF waste.”

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