Add value to your sawn timber by drying wood up to 8% of humidity with precision and accuracy.
Under proper conditions, wood provides excellent, lasting performance. However, it also faces several potential threats to service life, including fungal activity, insect damage as well as changes in sawn timber dimensions when moisture content in sawn timber changes significantly.
Therefore, over the last years, there has been an increasing demand for kiln dried sawn timber, because there are far more extensive opportunities these days for the use of such materials. The drying of wood remarkably improves its quality, which is of key importance in the building industry and in furniture manufacturing. The drying of timber eliminates moisture, which means that the environment in which fungi and other kinds of damage can occur is no longer present. It is also true that wood shrinkage is limited as much as possible, which ensures the quality of timber that is used in the building industry and in furniture manufacturing.
Drying timber is a straightforward method of adding value to sawn products. AB Timber Group mostly use conventional kiln drying, because it is far more efficient than air drying, especially taking into account the large-scale volumes of processed timber. One of the main advantages of conventional kiln drying include higher output and better control of the final moisture content. Conventional kiln drying enable wood to be dried to any moisture content regardless of weather conditions, while in air drying moisture contents of less than 18% are difficult to attain for most locations.
AB Timber Group has several drying chambers, where different drying modes can be selected depending on wood species and desired humidity level, which is determined by our business partners. Technical capabilities of our drying chambers allow drying wood up to 8% of humidity with precision and accuracy.
Drying allows improving wood quality significantly by eliminating moisture to a desired extent.
AB Timber Group has several drying chambers, where different drying modes can be selected upon request.
Drying ensures that wood shrinkage is limited as much as possible.