Sustainability in the manufacture of wood acoustic panels and proper waste management
- 26 October, 2016
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Construction, News
When we talk of sustainability and respect for the environment in the manufacture of wood acoustic panels, the first thing we explain is the origin of the raw materials. Spigogroup has PEFC and FSC certification. These certifications guarantee that the wood used comes from sustainably managed forests and that the wood panel has also been prepared by a manufacturer who guarantees that a PEFC or FSC chain of custody system is maintained right through to the end product.
But there is also another critical point: when we manufacture the product. A factory making acoustic panels like Spigogroup generates a considerable amount of waste, basically sawdust and wood shavings. This type of waste is quite small in size and flies with the slightest air current. It stays suspended in the air and is eventually deposited on the floor, machines, workers and material, making an uncomfortable mess. Outside storage of this type of waste after it is collected is also difficult because the wind tends to lift it and spread all over the factory and its surroundings.
We are committed to improving this aspect to ensure a better future and, for more than ten years now, Spigogroup has been working in this field, introducing modifications throughout its production process in its production plant in La Rioja, using special waste vacuuming, collection and filtering systems. Since then, each and every one of the machines in the plant is connected to the waste management system and all waste is transported from the time it is generated without polluting the air with particles. The material is compacted into briquettes so it can be used in other sectors for greater sustainability and energy savings. In addition, this system prevents sawdust and/or wood chips from spreading in the factory and its surroundings, ensuring a more environmentally-friendly manufacturing process.
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