Webcast about the Future of Wood Recycling

The webcast team (source: Tomra)

全球木材回收市场是动态的:我ndustry increasingly recognizes the need to make use of waste wood as it contains valuable recyclable materials that, if properly sorted, can be used as high-quality recyclates to produce new wood-based panels. Today, many wood panel and furniture manufacturers already rely on recycled wood to mitigate price volatility and secure access to sufficient raw materials. The recycling of waste wood significantly influences the transition to a circular economy and helps overcome current challenges.

During Tomra’s webcast, participants from all over the world listened to presentations from Jose Matas, Segment Manager Wood at Tomra; Murat Sanli, Wood Sales Engineer at Tomra; and Jan-Olof Fechter, Material Expert and Technique Engineer at Ikea of Sweden. The expert panel provided an overview of the status quo of the market, challenges, and solutions to bring wood full circle.


Following Matas, the audience gained informative insights into the manufacturer’s perspective. Jan-Olof Fechter outlined how Ikea incorporates sustainability and recycling into its business and what the company’s long-term goals regarding recycled content look like. “To date, only 1% of furniture is reused, but 99% which is equal to 800,000 metric tons of furniture is recycled. These figures prove that recycling processes are in place and already supporting us on our way to producing greener products. However, there is still untapped potential we must start to access”, explained Fechter. Afterwards, he presented and explained Ikea’s recycled content targets for panelboards and MDF/HDF boards for the future. Whereas in 2020, panelboards were made of 25% recycled content and MDF and HDF panels consisted of virgin material only, in 2025 IKEA targets to increase the amount of recycled content in panelboards to 56% and for MDF/HDF boards to 9%. In a closing slide, Fechter compared the end-of-life process for furniture in general with those of Ikea’s commodities and highlighted the role sensor-based sorting plays in the recovery and production of panelboards and fiberboards with secondary raw materials.

在前两位发言人解释了木材对木材的众多好处之后,穆拉特·桑利(Murat Sanli)解释了整体方法如何最大程度地提高回收的木材含量。Sanli解释说:“为了利用再生木材的全部潜力,我们必须专注于三个支柱:垃圾木材的收藏,分类和回收。”最终产品质量的决定性是技术驱动的分类解决方案。正如Fechter所概述的那样,制造商正在努力变得更加可持续,并增加了小组的再生内容。为此,他们必须使用最纯粹的材料分数,例如未加工的木材和MDF。恢复单独的木材分数需要广泛的清洁和分类过程,因为废木由许多不同的材料组成,包括污染物和不同类型的木材,例如OSB,MDF和胶合板,以及可涂层的材料以及可回收的非加工分数。华体会体育是什么在整个分类过程中,使用智能技术为植物运营商提供了三倍的竞争优势:他们可以根据其要求按类型恢复木材,实现高吞吐量,并实现传统技术无法实现的纯度水平。

In a closing Q&A session, participants had the chance to ask additional questions and showed great interest in the topics covered. Those who could not attend the live session canwatch the recordings


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