All of the timber manufactured in our sawmills can be dried in a modern, high-tech drying room with a 100 cubic meter capacity. The drying process is constantly monitored by a computer system to ensure correct temperature and moisture levels. We offer different moisture levels based on your needs. Some of the standard levels of moisture (KD) are:
— KD 15-18%. This is the most common moisture content used in the industry. The timber material preserves its color and is protected from insects. Because the timber has lost most of its moisture, it makes it easy to ship and is less expensive in comparison to the freshly cut timber. The time-frame of this process is between 4 and 8 days based on the thickness of the timber as well as weather conditions.
— KD under 12%. This is mainly used on timber for the furniture industry. The time-frame of this process is between 6 and 10 days based on the thickness of the timber as well as weather conditions.
This thermal treatment based on Standard 15 is done in a modern high-tech drying room with 100 cubic meter capacity.
The drying process is constantly monitored by a computer system that controls the temperature as well as the moisture level, using specials probes in the core of the timber. Standard 15 is mainly used for timber for shipping materials, such as pallets. In order for the timber to pass thermal treatment, it needs to reach 56 degrees Celsius in its core, for at least 30 minutes.