A fully biodegradable product
The waste from MDF boards contains formaldehyde. In order to be used, the waste must undergoa purification process to cleanse it of the residuesof such a harmful compound.
of using waste
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DurabilityResilience and loaw cost
OverDuring the last 50 years, the medium density fibreboard with medium density (MDF) madeproduced out of wood chips and sawdust bound with urea-formaldehydeurea formaldehyde resin has been usedapplied in the production of furniture and the components of construction materials due to its high durabilityresilience and lowlaw cost.
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LA largegreat amounts of sawdust and waste
The application of the MDFfibreboard leads to the creation of a largegreat amounts of sawdust (waste) which becomes a part of a stream of solid municipal solid waste (MSW). Apart from the stream of waste from the furniture industry, there existsis fibreboard waste generated by the producers of the boards themselves.
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Starting production material
Waste and sawdust are burnedt on the spot and the energy recovered from combustionburning is used to support the processes, or they are transferred out forto external utilisation. Instead of storing them on landfill sites, they could be used as starting material for the production of e.g.for instance packages.
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The problem with formaldehyde
The greatest problem, however, is the potential exposure to the effects of formaldehyde, which is emitted by this product. The glue used in the MDF fireboardsIt is usually the urea-formaldehydeurea formaldehyde (UF) which is used in the fibreboards as glue. UF is a solid chemical compound made of a mixture of urea and formaldehyde. In order to strengthen theto obtain a stronger (chemical) bondbiding additional amount of formaldehyde can be added to the urea.
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The more additional formaldehyde, the more of it willshall be bound within the woodboard and the more of it shall be later emitted aslater on in form of a gas. Since the waste fromof the fibreboards contains formaldehyde, they have to undergoto be subject to the a cleansing process in order to removerid of the leftovers traces of this harmful compound.
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Biodegradable final product
Therefore, alternative solutionsattitudes should be considered foras to the removal of thissuch waste, such as recycling for other futureso that is can be usesreused. This is how the idea X was born to produce packages, a fully biodegradable final product made of the fibreboard waste. For this reason, the idea of producing packages made from fibreboard waste as a fully biodegradable final product was born: