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 Efficient technologies for the lumber and wood industry  

Heating plates and resistances (heating blankets)

Process whereby the wood is stacked between metal plates or heating blankets in which hot water circulates.


Applications

Drying process, particularly suitable for light-coloured wood:

  • Hardwoods and softwoods up to 3 in. thick
  • Short pieces for furniture or flooring

Benefits

  • +Very high quality (original color, little or no checks, no warping)
  • +Suitable for small production volumes (kiln capacity of 500, 1,000 or 2,500 )
  • +Process 3 to 7 times faster than conventional drying
  • +Low energy consumption (approximately 0.8 kWh per kilogram of water evaporated)

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