Småland’s JGA invests in a lumber kiln from Valutec for its sawmill in Linneryd, Sweden. It is a TC continuous kiln with an annual capacity of 80,000 m3 (33,900 MBF) that will be used for the entire board production of the sawmill. In the future, JGA plans to increase today’s annual production of 250,000 m3 (105,900 MBF) to 400,000 m3 (169,500 MBF), which is made possible by the new TC dryer.
The TC dryer to be delivered to JGA has eight drying zones and will be used exclusively for drying side boards. The annual capacity will reach approximately 80,000 m3 (33,900 MBF). It’s made of stainless steel and will be delivered with pressure frames for minimal deformation of the upper lumber layers and heat recovery.
Installation of the new lumber dryer will begin in August 2022.
JGA has been active in sawn and processed wood products since 1928 and produces 250,000 m3 (105,900 MBF) of sawn lumber per year. About 70% of the production is exported, mainly to Denmark, England, the Netherlands and Poland.