Wood By-Products Processing Systems

Wood by-products are the waste that comes from wood that has been shaped from carpentry tools or machines. They can include wood shavings, sawdust, wood chips and wood powder. Wood shavings specifically are usually flat thin curls of wood that have been peeled off the surface of the wood as it has been processed by a machine. Because they are thin and usually gather in piles, they have a cushioning effect, which is why they are commonly used for animal bedding.

Wood by-products have a wide variety of uses. They are commonly used as mulch for gardening, because they conserve moisture, prevent weeds and grass, and help to keep plant roots cool when they are spread around the base of the plants in question. Wood by-products are also commonly used for animal bedding, mushroom production, food processing, building products, environmental protection, and wood flour products.

Wood by-products usually come from wood that has been air-dried or kiln-dried, but the latter usually produces a better product for the markets. It’s important that any kind of wood by-product is packaged with similar sized particles, and usually only fresh wood by-products can be used. If they are exposed to various weather conditions, they can deteriorate very quickly.

Even though wood by-products have a variety of uses, they still are primarily used for animal bedding. Cedar and pine wood by-products are used the most because they help to control bad odors and have natural insecticide properties.

Wood by-products can benefit from rotary drying, material handling, milling, pelleting, cooling, and solid fuel combustion depending on what kind of by-product the system is specialized for. The ONIX Corporation’s processing systems can handle numerous materials and co-products that you may not know what to do with or want a better more effective way to process. We have the ability to work with materials such as, but not limited to, apple pomace, citrus pomace, sludge, alfalfa, bagasse, coffee grounds, sawdust, wood by-products and much more. Our equipment is engineered to fit your specific needs. If you feel that The ONIX Corporation may be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to research more about our alternative fuel systems, including rotary drum dryers and material handling solutions. Whether you’re looking for a new solution to process wood by-products, or something else, it never hurts to give us a call to learn more.


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