Medium density fibreboard production facility
Opportunity Description: This opportunity aims to add value to the large amount of agricultural waste generated in and around Luxor. Bagasse, which is the fibre discarded from the process of sugar production from sugarcane, is considered a high-quality material input for the production medium density fibreboard, or MDF. Establishing an MDF production facility in Luxor makes sense to be close to the sugar production facilities in the region and will add significant value to sugarcane bagasse.
The potential here lies mainly in the local market as Egypt imports a significant amount of MDF, and wood in general. Export markets do have potential as well since MDF made from bagasse can meet export quality standards. MDF boards are used mainly in furniture and fixtures, and are commonly used as a replacement for natural wood boards.
PRODUCT: Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) panels
Sector: Waste Management
Market: Local furniture and fixture manufacturers
Initial Investment Required: EGP 91m
Details Available: Pre-feasibility Study