Nail scrap

A useful by-product

Nails provide a quick and easy way of fixing wood to wood. But what happens to the metal when that wood is eventually disposed of? Metal residues are selectively removed during waste wood processing.

We undertake the task of collecting this by-product from recycling centres and passing it on to companies that are specialised in its further utilization.


Pallet industry
Wood and metal connections are most commonly used in the pallet industry and in various construction projects.

Bulky waste
Nail scrap also regularly occurs in the treatment of furniture from bulky waste.

Wood meets metal
In most cases, we are talking about hinges, screws and nail fasteners - which are collectively termed as nail scrap.


Waste wood processing
Nail scrap is mostly obtained during waste wood processing. This is where material passes through the shredder and the metal separator.

Separation of wood and metal
This allows the wood fractions to be separated from the metals. However, the metal pieces that have been filtered out will still have a wood adhesion content of 30 to 40 per cent. They need to be processed again separately to truly free them of wood residues.

Separate treatment
This is undertaken in an impact reactor. The pure metal is eventually returned to metal production, while the waste wood can be supplied back to the material cycle or passed on for thermal utilization, depending on its quality.

Enquiries and contact

Are the nail scrap residues piling up after waste wood processing in your recycling centre? We can change that – by picking up the material directly from you. Just give us a call. You can reach us by calling +49 4293 78 94 340 or using our contact form.

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