Circular wood

Circular wood

Circular wood

We’re helping to reduce forest clearance by using panels, produced from recycled and preconsumer wood. The non-recyclable wood is used a source of energy to minimise CO2 emissions.

CIRCULAR WOOD

Our main supplier Unilin fells not one specific tree to produce any of its products. They consiously opt for 100% circular wood!

At least 90%  of their used raw materials are classed as postconsumer or urban wood. This is recycled wood from pallets, packaging, old furniture and reclaimed lumber.

The remaining 10% is thinned wood, coming from sustainable verge and forest management, and preconsumer wood supplied by the timber industry.

How does this work?

Unilin employs sophisticated sorting and high-tech cleaning processes to give a second life to more than one million tonnes of wood every year – wood that would otherwise be incinerated.

The reclaimed wood is run through the ultra-modern pre-cleaning installations at our production site. These machines clean the impurities from the wood, such as sand, glass, metal, plastic, rubber. This is done by a combination of techniques, including magnets, air sifters and centrifuge sifters.

Processing of Berghoef-waste

Cutting and profiling our floor panels always involves a sawing loss. This is necessary to ensure a perfect finish and to meet all your dimensions.

A large part of this residual wood is returned to the Unilin production sites. They will process this material again to high-qualtiy wood solutions.

In this way, we make sure that our own residual wood is not lost.

Local wood

Local wood

Local wood

We look for our materials as close to home as possible.
This way we ensure a small ecological footprint.

An environmentally friendly supplier

We purchase the majority of our base boards from Unilin.

The wood purchased by them originates from locations within a 400 km radius of their production sites. This local import is made possible thanks to smart partnerships with suppliers, including container parks, demolition companies, the packing industry and even own customers. What these suppliers consider to be waste is used as raw material by Unilin.

To help reduce the load on the internal road network, they transport as much wood as possible by water, reducing their rely upon the roads and, in turn, their footprint. The production site therefore has its own unloading quay.

Sustainable transport

All material that is not purchased from Unilin is looked for as close to our production sites as possible.

This is made possible thankts to our good relationships with nearby suppliers for many years.

waste green energy

waste green energy

WASTE AS SOURCE OF ENERGY

Not all the wood is suitable for the prodcution of chipboards. Our main supplier Unilin uses non-salvageable wood as heat for the own production or to generate green electricity via via their own biomass plants.

Saving and generating green electricity

When wood is not suitable for the production of new chipboards, Unilin’s own biomass power plant is used to convert the non-recyclable wood into heat and electricity. This helps us to ensure that all the wood is used to the maximum reuse where possible, and to sustainable energy production at the end of the material cycle.

waste green energy

Smart wood saving

Smart saving on waste

By using smart tools, we minimize the sawing loss in our production. By delivering tailor-made products, we ensure your construction site to remain clean and to leave the waste where it can be recycled.

Wood saving thanks to customization

By cooperating with Berghoef you ensure a reduction of wood consumption:

Our custom-sawn and grooved panels ensure the absence of wood waste on site.

Our software and experience in drawing your laying plans, helps us to ensure the least possible sawing loss. Which means a smaller ecological footprint next to a reduction in price and time.

A large part of our residual wood is reprocessed at Unilin. Thus, none of this natural raw material is lost.