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Installations tested in Maine

Thomas Wamming, Valutec’s R&D Manager and Automation Manager John Karbin recently visited Maine in the USA, where TC continuous kilns recently has been commissioned at JD Irving’s sawmill in Ashland and Pleasant River’s sawmill in Enfield. The aim was to carry out quality- and capacity tests at the installations, both to ensure drying quality and to identify opportunities for improvement. This type of visit forms part of Valutec’s commitment in every project.


Smaller carbon footprint with Valutec kilns

Sawmills that choose Valutec kilns can reduce their carbon footprint from the building phase by 65 percent. This is shown in calculations in which the Valutec method of building kilns in stainless steel is compared to aluminium alternatives.
“The main reasons are the longevity  of stainless steel and our use of a large proportion of recycled steel in our kiln structures,” says Eric Johansson, sustainability manager at Valutec.