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Playground Chips

Engineered wood chips or mulch designed specifically for outdoor play surfaces such as playgrounds. Chips should meet safety specifications for playground access and fall protection set by ADA (American Disabilities Act) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). Playground …

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Chips

Chips are the result of putting a tree through a cutting machine. Chips are larger, and courser than saw dust and typically have an intended outcome such as biomass, pellets, playground chips or paper pulp.

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Pulp Chips

Pulp chips are cut for a paper or paperboard application. These are typically held to high chip quality standards for uniform sizing, and contamination control (bark and other contaminants). The most common form of pulping involves using chemicals in batch or …

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Fuel Chip

A fuel chip is used for biomass, pellets, and other types of energy/power applications. A fuel chip is often the same as a dirty chip, a chip that is not debarked.

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Clean Chips

Clean chips are made from contaminant free, debarked, delimbed logs.

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Dirty Chip

Dirty Chips are produced from the entire tree, including the bark. The appearance of the high bark content gives dirty chips their name. A Dirty Chip may also be made from branch wood, leaves or needles, and roots. Dirty chips are typically used …

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Accept Chips (Accepts)

Accept Chips (Accepts) are wood chips that fall within a specified length and thickness size range determined by the buyer or a contract. Accept Chips may also limit bark content to a specified range. A chip sample is often taken and put through a chip …

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Chip Classifier

A chip classifier is a mechanical device used to determine the distribution of chips across a length and thickness range. The most common classifiers use a series of trays with bar slots to sort on thickness and punch plate to …

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Microchips

Microchips are very small cut chips produced from a disc chipper or drum chipper. Commonly specified at 60% to 70% 1/4″ (6.35 mm) minus chip length, these tiny chips are used primarily in pellet fuel and composite fuel markets.

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