Wood-based material which is produced with the new Kaurit® Light-technology consists of chipped wood, a foamed polymer (Kaurit® Light) and a binding agent (Kaurit® glue). As a result, the new wood-based panel weighs 30% less than a conventional chipboard.
The reduced weight results in reduced transport and packaging costs. Especially for furniture, the lightness outweighs.
Kaurit® Light boards can be produced manufactured and processed on existing equipment and with proven machines and materials. Using Polymers in wood-based materials is ecologic? Yes! – The energy saved in transport and packaging leads to a positive eco-balance. This is certified by the TÜV-approved “Ökoeffizienzanalyse”.
Your advantages at a glance
Manufactured on existing particle board systems
Can be processed with conventional tools and easily edge-machined
Reduces consumption of wood, glue, energy, and packaging material, as well as transport costs
Eco-friendly and low-resource system solution
Can be recycled as used wood (class A2) together with conventional particle board
Reduced weight means easy handling
Particleboards are extremely versatile and strong. Unfortunately, they are also rather heavy. For a long time, scientists have been looking for a real light-weight alternative. However, lightweight solutions introduced so far always had disadvantages with regard to the panel’s manufacturing or processing. Particleboards are produced with the new Kaurit® Light-technology weigh 30% less, while being produced and manufactured on existing facilities. Thus, the Kaurit® Light-system is a real and really light alternative.
Wood-based material produced with Kaurit® Light contains about 15-25 kilogram polymer, replacing up to 200kg wood per cubic meter. This polymer is added to the middle layer as foam beads. The result: A versatile and strong wood-based material which has even an improved moisture resistance compared to conventional particleboards.
The new wood-based panel can not only be produced on existing chipboard but there is no difference in the processing of the panels, too: fittings and coatings can be applied as on conventional boards. That’s why manufacturers and processers so easily benefit from this new technology.