In sawmilling, as well as sawn timber substantial quantities of woodchips, bark and sawdust are produced and sold into a number of markets. Marketing of these Co-Products is an integral part of our sawmilling business.
- Woodchips are sold in Ireland for the manufacture of Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and exported to countries as far apart as Holland, Belgium, Germany, Finland and Norway for the production of paper.
- Kiln dried bailed wood shavings for use in the equine and farming sectors are available throughout the year.
- Sawdust and bark are consumed on site in the company’s Combined Heat and Power plant (CHP), where they are burnt to provide hot water to operate the kilns, and power turbines to generate electricity.