Wood-based materials manufacturer EGGER UK is boosting its capability after investing more than £15m into a new recycling plant in Hexham.
The investment will complement the company’s aim to make more from wood, and improve the quality of the recycled wood used to make its chipboard panels.
The new plant will segregate, clean, and chip waste wood that would otherwise be burnt or sent to landfill.
Its processing facilities ensure that EGGER can increase the amount of recycled wood in each chipboard panel it produces without compromising on the quality.
Alex West, product manager at EGGER UK, said: “Increasing our recycled content answers the demand from the interior design, furniture, and housebuilding industries for more environmentally conscious products. We are a major supplier to these industries, so it’s important that we lead the way when it comes to sustainable product innovation.
“Not only does this investment strengthen our closed loop production cycle, but it also demonstrates the importance and commitment the company places on a sustainable supply of raw materials.”
Plans for the project started in 2019, with breaking ground taking place in October 2020. Led by Andrew Shepherd with EGGER’s UK project team, the installation was supported by the wider EGGER Group, Cubby Construction, Mibex Ltd, Garwen Enterprises, and Parkgate.