Carpet Waste

Here at C.F. Nielsen, we pride ourselves in having tested almost every type of raw material available to see if we can make briquettes from it. Most of our projects normally include wood or Agri material, but from time to time we get some rather unique inquiries.
On this page, we will elaborate on one of the more unique ones: Carpet waste!
Considering how many times a day the average person is in contact with a carpet in some way or another, it comes as no surprise that every year there are produced over 12 billion square feet of carpets, however, what might come as a surprise is that 91% when discharged and classified as waste goes directly to landfills and only 5% is recycled for another purpose.

Carpets waste

There are many good reasons why you should turn your carpet waste into briquettes and bring value, not only to you and your company but also to the environment. A standard carpet consists of many different chemical makeups and therefore also very bad for landfills since the chemicals are then released into the ground. But by briquetting your old carpet waste, you can turn waste into valuable fuel for industrial use. 
By taking your carpet waste and turning it into briquettes you are not only optimizing your use of space, so your waste only takes up ¼ of the space compared to normal carpet waste. you can also make financially substantial savings in trucks going back and forth to the landfills and therefore also have a smaller CO2 footprint as a company. 

With the high temperature from the press the surface of the carpets melts the briquette together and thereby binds the briquettes making it easier to store it, move and also to put this carpet waste, back to some good use.

Where would you use these briquettes?

By taking carpet waste and then compressing it you are getting an industrial fuel that is suitable for boilers to generate heat or electricity.

The many pros of using your waste for briquetting

  1. Easier to store.
  2. Takes up only ¼ of the space.
  3. Higher calorific value due to higher density.
  4. You save money on transportation.
  5. last but not least, you are taking part in making the world a more sustainable place.
Carpet Waste

Contact us

At C.F. Nielsen, we are passionate about helping our customers make most of their waste material. We are experts in briquetting solutions, and we are more than willing to help you find the best possible solution for your production, regardless of the raw material, you are working with.

0,5-1,3 t/h Combining sales and production of shavings with briquettes

In the U.K. there is a large market for producing and selling bedding for horses. Most of the bedding is made from shavings from softwood. The shavings have to be clean from dust, so the dust is removed during the processing of the shavings.

One of our customers in the U.K. has decided to utilize the left over dust from the production of shavings to produce briquettes for consumers.

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