Solution for own wood waste
Vepa is firmly en route to a waste-free factory. In the series “Sustainable Solutions by Vepa” we demonstrate how we innovate, think and above all act sustainably.
We replace harmful resources with sustainable alternatives, manufacture under excellent working conditions, use local suppliers and think of solutions for our own waste. That is how we ensure that the trash bin stays empty.
This video explains in detail how we do this with our wood waste.
By using optimisation programmes and clever programming we have very little residual material left after sawing the wooden sheets. Nevertheless, it cannot be prevented that we are left with residual material. Residual strips are sawed to shape and used in new products. The smaller pieces are shredded into sawdust for new chipboard or green energy.
The remaining, smaller pieces of wood are gathered in a large bin. These smaller pieces are shredded into sawdust to make new chipboard.
Currently, we are testing the possibility to use this swadust our own, newe, sheet material. This innovation will not only be a solution for our own residual material, but also for that of others.
Larger pieces of residual material are the perfect basis for the frames of our Units benches and poufs.
Since the product is going to be upholstered, the colour of the wood used for the frame is irrelevant.
One bench can be made with wood of a darker colour, and the other can be made with a lighter colour; depending on the residual material that is available. This makes every product unique.