We also have extensive drying facilities in various drying systems
• conventional kilns (fresh air - exhaust air)
• condensation kilns (with heat pump)
• vacuum kilns
With this last technology of vacuum drying, we achieve a very fast, quality drying. The partial vacuum allows a significant reduction of the boiling temperature of water (50-60° and not 100°C). We can than heat the wood just over this boiling-point. Instead of drying by the slow convection of the moisture toward the surface of the wood, the humidity is lowered three to four times faster by evaporation. We mostly apply this costlier technology to deliver in due time hardwood timber in important thicknesses.