Utilization of urban wood in the manufacture of particleboard and MDF

David C. Smith

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Abstract

Willamette Industries began in early 1990s the large-scale use of recycled urban wood as a raw material for particleboard. With the opening of its Eugene plant in 1991, Willamette found itself short on raw materials to supply its Oregon mills. The company's existing facilities were already experiencing substantial price increase due to several factors. To make the Eugene plant stay opened, Willamette arranged for the acquisition and preparation of recycled woods 10,000 tons/month. By 1994, Eugene was converted from the production of particleboard to medium density fiberboard (MDF). So far, Willamette has been successful in its use of recycled wood as raw material for particleboard and MDF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages53-56
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on the Use of Recycled Wood and Paper in Building Applications - Madison, WI, USA
Duration: Sep 9 1996Sep 11 1996

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 Conference on the Use of Recycled Wood and Paper in Building Applications
CityMadison, WI, USA
Period09/9/9609/11/96

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