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Capacity and quality in focus when AB Karl Hedin invests in six batch kilns from Valutec

Capacity and quality in focus when AB Karl Hedin invests in six batch kilns from Valutec
In order to increase its drying capacity while maintaining a high level of quality, the privately-owned sawmill group AB Karl Hedin is investing in six batch kilns for its Swedish sawmills in Säter and Krylbo. The investment increases the group’s drying capacity by approx. 77,000 cubic meters (32,630 MBF).

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The sun shines on sawmills as demand soars

We are in the midst of a market development that is almost unprecedented in the history of sawmills. Demand is soaring in a situation where a wood building boom, record low lumber prices in Central Europe, the pandemic, and past concerns about trade barriers have created sunny weather on the global market. After sun comes rain, or at least some clouds in the form of an expected shortage of several types of wood products after the summer.

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HASSLACHER Group first in Austria with TC kilns

HASSLACHER Group, one of the world’s leading producers of glulam and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), invests in TC continuous kilns from Valutec. The deal means the well-known timber industry group becomes the first in Austria to own the groundbreaking lumber kiln. This is also a new prestigious order for Valutec, which strengthens its position as a global leader within the field of continuous kilns.