PUTING CLT BACK IN LONG CO2 LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS
CLT is a large-scale, prefabricated, solid engineered wood panel with wide use in building structures.
CLT offers design flexibility and low environmental impacts, also reliable alternative to concrete and steel.
CLT allows architects to dream, design, and build bigger in a more sustainable option.
Reducing the waste of CLT and bring CLT cutoffs back to structural use. In some way we should even call it up-cycling.
To reduce the costs of CLT construction. Also side product value is not being downgraded by using ReCLT technology.
Extend the lifecycle of CLT products maximizing the period the CO2 is stored (in case of dismantled CLT is used for ReCLT).
ReCycled CLT (ReCLT) was started in 2019 by a group of woodworking and building enthusiasts with extensive experience in timber product development, production, building and construction and woodworking machinery production.
We have looked at one of the fastest growing timber products on the market- CLT. A negative effect from concessions made in order to level out gains and losses of such aspects as architecture, offsite production, onsite time, transport, CLT panel production and processing results in creating production waste (cutoffs) that usually are chipped and burned. We have implemented a technology that allows us to bring much of the cutoffs produced in the process back into structural use with long CO2 cycle.
The overall aim is to make the CLT and GL the No 1. Choice in the building industry by finding new ways of making the CLT technology more cost efficient. ReCLT allows avoiding CLT cutoffs to be downgraded to chip or packing wood value and to bring CLT cutoffs back to structural use. This particular technology can also be applied to dismantled CLT panels we would get in years to come when CLT buildings will come to their end.
We are promoting deeper and more integrated understanding of the whole CLT life cycle. From forest to recycled and reused product. From design (that is one of the most important factors) to effective and cost-efficient production and installation. From forest to living environment.