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IndiaWood opens its doors today
08/03/2018 - 09:15 AM
IndiaWood is one of the South-east Asian leading exhibitions for woodworking industry and furniture manufacturing. For its 10th edition, the biennial show will open on March 8 run till March 12 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre
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Biesse expects sales of €906 million by 2020
08/03/2018 - 07:11 AM
The Board of Directors of Biesse S.p.A. has approved the updated version of the Group business plan covering the three years 2018-2020
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MEDEX 2018: Deutsche Messe expands to Iran
07/03/2018 - 11:02 AM
LIGNA organizer opens door to Iranian markets – New cooperation with Iranian furniture industry association
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Holz-Handwerk coming up this month
06/03/2018 - 11:16 AM
Holz-Handwerk, the renowned German trade fair specializing in the wood processing industry, is preparing to open its doors from 21 to 24 March 2018 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center
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Versowood invests in Valutec kilns

26/02/2018 - 11:13 AM

Finland’s largest privately-owned sawmill group Versowood has chosen to invest in two Valutec OTC kilns for its sawmill in Vierumäki. “We have long planned to increase our annual production from 1,300,000 cubic meters (551,000 MBF) to 1,500,000 cubic meters (636,000 MBF), but have had a bottleneck in the lumber drying. The investment allows us to eliminate this,” says Ville Kopra, CEO and partner of Versowood. 

The new continuous kilns will primarily be used to dry boards and slats for Versowood’s own glue-laminated factory. This is why Versowood placed a lot of importance on finding a supplier who could guarantee a high level, even drying quality, with low levels of standard deviation.

The continuous kilns, which are made of stainless steel, will be equipped with pressure frames for minimal deformation of the top lumber layers, Valutec's air/air heat recovery system and Valmatic’s control system. Alongside the installation of the kilns, Versowood is also installing a Valmatic control system to six existing OTC kilns.

Versowood is a Finnish family-owned sawmill group, with 11 facilities in Finland and one in Estonia. They produce sawn timber, further refined wood products, glue-laminated products, wooden posts, wooden packaging and various wood-based energy products. The group employs a total of around 750 people and has an annual turnover of around €400 million.

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