Wood wool happens to be one of the most versatile products we stock, used for a variety of purposes that you might not be aware of. It has been adopted by numerous industries for its 100% biodegradable and natural characteristics. Our wood wool is made from deciduous and coniferous wood, that has been mechanically manufactured into fine strands up to 500mm long. Wood wool is dust-free, non-toxic, sustainable, and flexible, traits that make the material advantageous for many sectors. In this blog post, we have outlined below the industries that use wood wool, and how it is beneficial for them.
Wood wool is a popular natural packaging filler, due to its natural and biodegradable properties. Other packing materials such as Styrofoam and bubble wrap can take anywhere between 10-1,000 years to decompose whereas, wood wool can be added to any compost heap. Its natural elasticity and velocity make it a perfect loose fill packing material, as it safeguards items from damage during transportation and long hauls.
Similar to its usage for packing, wood wool is commonly used to protect giftware, especially in hampers. Not only is it used in these commercial industries to prevent product damages but, it also adds an aesthetic benefit. Wood wool is light and brown in colour, offering an organic and rustic look to hampers and gift items.
Surprisingly, wood wool is used in the construction industry, used as an ecological insulation material. When combined with a natural binding agent, wood wool can be developed into insulation boards and sheets. It has a very high heat capacity, with excellent vapour permeability which regulates moisture levels to prevent mould build-up. It is an all-in-one solution that offers both thermal and sound protection, whilst being fire resistant.
Wood wool pads are used by hatcheries in poultry crates to support and transport day-old chicks. Its non-toxic properties mean chicks will remain healthy, with no respiratory or joint problems. The pads absorb droppings and excess moisture in the crates without attracting fungus or bacteria, creating a comfortable environment for the chicks. As discussed above, wood wool is a very good insulator, and therefore keeps the chicks warm during transportation.
Wood wool is used as animal bedding, in many zoos and farms across the globe. It offers warmth in the colder months but, also encourages natural nesting and foraging behaviours. Its high volume and large surface area can create cushioned spaces for many animals, and its high absorbency level reduces liquids and odours efficiently.
Udder Wood Wool
Udder wood wool is manufactured from softer and finer wood wool, used for both hygiene and cow health when milking. Udder wood wool helps to remove dirt and excrement from the udder before the milking process, this is a necessary step to avoid milk pollution and spoiling. This cleaning process also helps to stimulate the udder, having a massaging effect that improves milk movement. Udder wood wool is an efficient component of milking that encourages the natural flow of milk production.
Our Eden wood wool is made entirely of kiln-dried wood, that boasts several benefits including, sustainability, biodegradable, plastic-free, and non-toxic. It is used in a wide range of industries for its excellent natural properties. Here at Eden, we have built a reputation for our sustainable products, only delivering materials from well-regulated and sustainable forestry areas. If you require any more information about our wood wool or would like to make a bulk purchase, please call us on 01606 835757 or fill in our form. Our team will be more than happy to help!