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.
Packages manufactured from wood and furniture waste
In 2021, we started to cooperate with the scientists from the Poznań University of Technology and obtained subsidies to for a project called „Developing XyloMatrix Technology Allowing to Manufacture Biodegradable, Disposable Products Made of Lignocellulosic Waste.Read more
Developing XyloMatrix technology which enables the production of biodegradable, disposable products manufactured from lignocellulosic waste.
Manufacturing biodegradable, disposable products out of lignocellulosic waste.
Project co-funded by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund within the Intelligent Development Operational Programme 2014-2020 (IDOP)Operation Programme Smart Growth 2014-2020 ClauseMeasure 1.1 „R&D Projects of Enterprises” SubclauseSubmeasure 1.1.1 „Industrial Research and Development Activities Performed by Enterprises”. The project is implementedrealisedperformed within the competition of the National Research and Development Centre’s competition: Fast Track 1/1.1.1/2021.
The project aims toat conductperforming some research and development about/with regard toactivities undertaken within the XyloMatrix technology including/focusing onregarding the production process of producing biodegradable and disposable productsarticles. The new process willshall use the raw material waste in the form of fibreboards (like MDF andor HDF). XyloMatrix includes***will incorporate two elements: refineryrefinerying of the waste material and the method of thermoforming and functionalizing of the material.
Planned / anticipated results
XyloMatrix technology willshall enableallow theto production ofe biodegradable, disposable articles*** fromout of lignocellulosic waste. AnThe analysis of the existing technologies, competitors/competition and stateus of technology has enabled us to determine that the technology in question willshall become a new, innovative solution which shall be innovative at least onwithin, but not limited to, the Polish markett, among others. The R&D activities willshall also lead to the creation of creating a significantly better product.
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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:
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