Problem Addressed

Manufacturers and construction companies that use timber in production have to also invest in glues, resins, toxic chemicals etc. The need for virgin timber often leads to the over-harvesting of timber, with the subsequent waste produced being incinerated or deposited in landfills in large volumes. In order to meet the requirements of the new EC regulations, a circular economy solution that extends the lifespan of timber is required.

Solution Overview

Neverwaste panels are an alternative to MDF, particleboard, and plywood for a wide range of products such as furniture, kitchens, flooring, doors, retail fit out, exhibition stands, partitions and internal joinery. The panels are made entirely from waste cardboard which would otherwise be sent to a landfill or incinerated. Neverwaste products are made without the use of glues, resins, or toxins and can be returned to their factory at end-of-life to be re-pulped and re-manufactured into new panels.

Neverwaste panels are about 15% more expensive than conventional panel boards but manufacturers using them are generally able to increase their margins on the ultimate end product by charging a premium. Customers are willing to pay to have access to a fully sustainable and circular economy solution.

Case Study

Neverwaste panels have been trialled by major manufacturers in the UK, France, Netherlands, and Denmark ahead of mainstream availability from the first full-scale production plant currently under construction. The panels have been used to make desks, tables, doors, and kitchens. There is a pilot plant operational in Deeside, north Wales and this will be producing commercial panels by end of 2022 for sale in the UK.


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