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High added-value composite panels through recycling of waste lignocellulosic materials

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-01221
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 902,710 EUR
EC Contribution: 626,400 EUR
Scientific Officer: Ciaran MANGAN
Research topic: 5.3.2. Strategies for the sustainable and multipurpose utilisation of forest resources; the forestry-wood chain

Abstract:
The objective of the project is to develop a new technology for the production of medium density fibreboard (MDF) using the fibres generated from waste composite panels (particleboard, fibreboard) and waste low-grade paper, as well as mixtures there of. A recently invented extrusion process will be employed for the treatment of waste panels with or without adding waste paper to generate fibres suitable for the production of MDF, meeting the requirements of the European standards. A further project objective is to reactivate the aminoplastic resin used for the bonding of waste panels in such a way as to enable reduction of the resin level needed to rebond the fibres produced by the extrusion technique. For comparative studies, waste particleboard, fibreboard and paper, as well as mixtures thereof, will be defibrated in a conventional refiner as commonly used in the MDF industry. On successful completion of the project, a novel recycling process will be available which will address the problem of disposal of waste composite panels (which mainly represent furniture parts) and waste paper, not appropriate for reuse in the paper industry.


Coordinator
Horst KERN
Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen
Goettingen
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 551 393792
Fax: +49 551 393797
E-mail: eubuero@uni-goettingen.de


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Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
München
GERMANY
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  Effy MARKESSINI
Marlit Ltd
Thessaloniki
GREECE
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Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse
Toulouse
FRANCE
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Valbopan Fibras de Madeira S.A.
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PORTUGAL
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