Timberpak Ltd is a major wood recycling company, a subsidiary of EGGER (UK) Limited, and part of the EGGER Group, a leading international wood-based materials manufacturer. Timberpak operates four wood recycling sites throughout the UK (Washington, Leeds, Glasgow and St. Albans).
The EGGER Group run a closed-loop production cycle, and in the UK has a fully integrated forestry subsidiary, which sustainably manages forests and harvests timber. This timber is then processed through sawmills, the offcuts and sawdust generated by these sawmills are used by EGGER in its manufacturing processes. Furthermore, industrial roundwood that cannot be used by the sawmilling industry is also used by EGGER in the manufacturing of its products. The resulting EGGER wood-based products are then sold to a range of customers in the furniture, interior design and housebuilding markets. Timberpak closes the loop to ensure waste wood is recycled into EGGER products. It is only when wood can no longer be recycled is it then burnt to create a source of energy for EGGER.
When the material arrives at Timberpak Scotland, it is firstly graded before further processing. The lower grade material is fed onto a primary picking line, where all MDF and general waste is removed. Once this material is removed, the remaining material is then shredded down to a consistent, downsized product, before having metals removed via an over-band magnet.
The resulting recycled material is further processed by a secondary picking line and is then transported to EGGER (UK) Limited, where it is used in the production of wood-based materials for EGGER customers. If the recycled material cannot be used to make products, it is sent to EGGER’s own biomass power plants to be turned into heat as a source of energy.
Kiverco Picking Station
Matpro Machinery Ltd has a strong relationship with Timberpak Scotland and supplied them with a picking station in 2016. When Timberpak required an additional picking station to replace an older mobile version, they again returned to Matpro for a solution.
Timberpak needed a robust 2-bay double-sided picking station (4-bays), which could deal with the high-throughput seen by the Scottish site. It needed to be capable of withstanding a heavy process in an outside environment.
Timberpak required a picking station where their workers could operate in a safe and comfortable environment and be able to process high volumes of waste wood compared to traditional and outdated picking methods. It was agreed that a static double sided 2 bay Kiverco picking station would both meet and exceed their operational and safety requirements.
Haas Tyron Pre-Shredder
Timberpak was struggling to consistently shred their waste wood down to their desired particle size with the use of their single shaft shredder. This was becoming an issue when the material was further processed downstream in their picking stations. Timberpak decided that a new shredder was required, which would be able to consistently and reliably produce a uniform particle size.
Matpro proposed that the HAAS TYRON 2500 pre-shredder would be the ideal solution. Its independently driven twin shaft configuration allows users to have greater control over the size of their output, whilst producing a consistent size and minimising its ‘fines’ content.
The TYRON also benefits from the ‘HAAS cleaning system’, which ensures there is no wrapping of fibrous material around the shafts thanks to their reversibility. This not only reduces the downtime spent clearing blockages, but also reduces the risk of harm to users having to enter the shredding chamber to clear blockages.
The HAAS TYRON comes equipped with a powerful neodymium over-band magnet, which can pull ferrous metals from the waste wood stream, before the material is further processed.