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The MDF process is a well-known and stable process, which takes a natural product and turns it into a standardised industrially compatible fibre.
Wood fibres are washed to remove any foreign material before refining. The mechanical refining then separates each individual fibre so that it provides the full benefits of its great L/D aspect ratio.
The species of wood does not have a statistically significant impact on Woodforce performance and makes Woodforce a product that can be produced globally with almost identical properties.
Thanks to the MDF process, the performance impact of wood species is statistically insignificant. This makes Woodforce a product that can be produced globally with almost identical properties. We have found through our research that we could reproduce the performance with different wood species in different plants, with the MDF process removing the variability in moisture to ensure constant 5-8% moisture content.
Woodforce draws from a natural wood basket within a 100km radius around the plant. Our MDF plant is usually located near forest areas, pulling the material mainly from that 100km radius around the plant, making the wood basket very stable.
Our wood yard has all the equipment able to deal with all the types of wood products: chips, shavings, slabs, roundwood. This guarantees cost effective sourcing, with flexibility in supply and a great carbon footprint.
Engineered to obtain an optimal dispersion in the matrix
A key element of our patented technology is the addition of a dispersing agent. It is the key ingredient for a perfect dispersion of the fibre during compounding, giving Woodforce its great mechanical properties. It is also the reason behind the quality of the surface in injected parts.
Consistent L/D ratio after injection
Our research shows a consistent fibre length after injection around 450 µm and an L/D of 20. Fibre length shows a low variability as the standard deviation is at 0.01.