A basic prerequisite for the repeated utilization of wood is a correct classification in accordance with the waste wood categories. To achieve this, the Fraunhofer WKI is concentrating on the development or adaptation of detection techniques with subsequent treatment by means of suitable crushing and separation procedures.
In addition to the raw material wood, its coatings and constituents are also to be exploited as strategic future raw material sources. The aim is to sort this recyclable material with the highest possible degree of separation, thereby significantly increasing the recovery proportion. Furthermore, we research and develop new exploitation approaches and forms of utilization.
Current research topics:
- Up-Cycling of waste wood: processing of waste wood with large cross-sections
- Balsa wood from rotor blades of wind turbines for the production of insulation materials
- Development of an efficient procedure for the recycling of furniture particle board for the production of WPC