Exploring new markets for sawmill residues

Wood Business – Canadian Forest Industries
November 1, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada East

Over the past few years, the lumber industry has been confronted with chip production above and beyond the demand, resulting in the creation of big surpluses in various regions of Quebec and Ontario. This situation may well get worse in the coming years, as pulp and paper mills… particularly with regard to the quantity and quality of the materials. …FPInnovations has launched a new project aimed at evaluating innovative fragmentation technologies adapted to sawmills that convert small diameter logs for the production of by-products to be used in manufacturing structural and non-structural panels. Thanks to this new approach, wood wafers produced in sawmills may be delivered to panel manufacturers and used directly as raw materials, without any subsequent processing.

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