What is briquetting?
Briquetting is the forming of loose fibrous waste dust into solid cylindrical pieces (briquettes) using one of our specialist hydraulic machines. Waste dust and finely shredded materials of all kinds can be successfully transformed into solid briquettes including sawdust, wood shavings, paper dust, cardboard dust, chopped straw, chopped miscanthus, and textile fibre. We are always happy to try new materials, so please don't hesitate to contact us with a specific query.
Why do it?
The benefits of briquetting to your business could be substantial. Waste dust or shredded material in high volume can be increasingly difficult and expensive to dispose of. Skip hire and land fill charges can be huge, and increase annually. Briquetting compresses this waste material into solid dust-free pieces, making it easier to handle and cheaper to dispose of. Additionally, if the material is flammable, such as woodwaste, it could be burnt as industrial or domestic fuel, saving on your energy bills or generating an additional revenue stream.