Kronospan invests in gold quality
Kronospan has invested an additional £1m in processing technology at its Chirk site. The new equipment will further improve the quality of the company's chipboard and ensure ease and accuracy of cutting.
The new processor ensures that all metallic contaminants are removed from the manufacturing process at an early stage, which is vital to a achieve a precision finish when cutting. Originally created to support the gold mining industry, the processor was designed to separate gold sediment from the surrounding silt utilising a highly accurate sensor and air jet system. The technology has been adapted to extract any form of metal from the recycled wood fibre.
This investment is part of a two stage process introduced by Kronospan. In addition to the new technology, the company has been working closely with, and investing in, its suppliers of recycled fibre to improve their cleaning processes, ensuring that a "purer" producr arrives at the Chirk plant in the first instance.