With a newly appointed wood segment manager, waste wood application specialists and service key account managers, Tomra says it is strategically investing firstly to offer solutions to recycle waste wood that weren’t available until now and, secondly, to boost the quality of recycled content material to meet the quality requirements of wood-based panel manufacturers for use in the manufacture of new products.

Tomra says it hopes to drive further developments in waste wood recycling through innovative technology and consultancy support to improve industry processes.

Tomra offers sensor-based sorting technologies and recently launched a new deep-learning-based sorting application which separates wood by type.

“Current market developments present wood-based panels manufacturers with a huge opportunity,” said Jose Matas, segment manager wood at Tomra Recycling.

“Using high-quality recycled materials allows them to produce superior quality wood-based panels and achieve higher yields and outputs while profiting from considerable cost reductions, preserving natural resources and decreasing CO2 emissions.”