六月 13, 2016
The Austrian wood products manufacturer Egger is investing in a TC continuous kiln from Valutec, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
“When we make a decision as to what we are going to invest in and who from, we look at reliability, quality, flexibility in the project and, of course, also operating costs,” says Paul Lingemann, CEO at Egger sawmill Brilon GmbH.
The continuous kiln will be delivered to the Egger plant in Brilon, which is in Hochsauerland in Germany. It has a capacity of 80,000 cubic metres (34 mmbf) side boards a year and will be used to dry spruce and pine down to a final moisture content of 18%.
In a TC continuous kiln, timber packages are fed lengthwise through the zone where air circulates across the zone’s longitudinal direction. This makes it possible to create different climates in different zones in the kiln, allowing the sawmill to mix dimensions of timber to be dried.
The timber kiln that Brilon invested in will be constructed in the autumn and is due to be commissioned by the end of the year.