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Steam drying

Steam drying is a special technique. When heated, the air in the drying kiln is displaced by steam. This is why this type of kiln is also called a steam drying chamber. A constant humidity level of approx. 100% is maintained, resulting in excess pressure in both the drying chamber and the wood. This accelerates the movement of moisture from the heart of the timber to the surface. The moisture ‘boils’ out of the wood, so to speak, accelerating the drying process.

Ideal for fast growing
wood species

BES Bollmann shows it

In addition to the short drying times, the drying quality and low energy consumption make this technique a highly feasible option. Steam drying is particularly suitable for fast-growing types of wood or ‘wood colouring’, also known as ‘colour defining’.

Would you like to know more about steam drying?

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