MDF Recovery to take part in RWM 2017

August 17, 2017

MDF Recovery will be attending this year’s RWM event at the NEC in Birmingham on September 12-14.

RWM is the leading community for the Waste, Energy, Recycling and Water sectors to network, learn and trade. With over 450 exhibitors and 11,000 visitors from the UK and international reach from retail, leisure, construction and demolition, manufacturing, and government organisations to name a few, RWM is the only place these markets can truly collaborate for building a more resource efficient future.

Craig Bartlett, Co-Founder and Managing Director of MDF Recovery, will be taking part in a panel discussion with SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK. Earlier this year, SUEZ invested £250,000 in the company to aid the continuing development of its pioneering technology.

The technology, a genuine world-first, offers a commercially viable process to recover wood fibre from used or off-cuts of MDF. It is the first ever alternative to landfilling or incinerating MDF and allows recovered fibres to be reintegrated into fibreboard production or used for the manufacture of high quality thermal insulation products.

Craig has been invited to take part in a Circular Economy Connect discussion along with Andrew Mayo, a Senior Sector Manager at SUEZ responsible for its wood recycling activities. The panel session, entitled ‘Innovative solutions to achieve circularity with problematic materials’ takes place on Wednesday, September 13, at 2.25pm.

Craig Bartlett, Co-Founder and Managing Director of MDF Recovery, said: “I am looking forward to attending this year’s RWM and contributing to the panel discussion with SUEZ and other exciting technology developers.

“MDF Recovery is at a crucial stage of its evolution. We have recently successfully completed proof of concept trials and are now moving towards the commercialisation phase of our technology.

“We are already talking to a number of leading players in the MDF industry as well as other sectors such as retail about the impact our technology can have not just in the UK but globally.”

MDF Recovery will be present at the show for all three days. This will include a stand at Innovate UK’s Innovation City space which it will share with other leading technology businesses. Innovate UK, through its ‘Supply Chain Innovation for a Circular Economy’ grant funding competition, has been a major contributor to the success of the MDF Recovery technology.

MDF Recovery has already successfully patented its process in European countries, Eurasia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Korea. Patents are pending in Brazil and India. China also offers huge potential.

The company is aiming to be a £10million-plus business within five years, processing as much as 60,000 tonnes of UK waste and three million tonnes globally.

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