Austrian Hasslacher has invested in two progressive kilns from Swedish Valutec for its laminated wood plant in Sachsenburg, Kärnten, Austria, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
In connection with this investment, they are increasing their capacity in Sachsenburg, one of Europe's most modern laminated wood plants, from about 320,000 cubic metres to more than 400,000 cubic metres per year.
The kilns from Valutec will be solely used to dry center cut timber down to 12% final moisture content.
The progressive kilns, which are made of stainless steel, will be equipped with pressure frames for minimal deformation of the top timber layer, as well as Valutec's system for heat recovery. The delivery also includes the Valmatic control system. The kilns will be delivered and assembled in the spring and summer and commissioned in the middle of September 2016.
Hasslacher is a family-owned sawmill group with seven plants in three countries.
Source : lesprom.com