Usutu in South Africa increases drying capacity by 30% with a new MH2000 K ECOVENT
New plant type CFX goes into operation. With these continuous kilns, Costa Iberica replaces the existing conventional kilns and reaches an annual volume of approx. 1,890,000 pallets.
Maderas Hermanos Castro invests in the kiln type TMT-40 for thermal lumber modification.
After a successful project in 2016, Forestal Andes buys again from Mahild. 4 kilns of the type MH2000 ACT ECOVENT DUPLEX increase the production by another 60.000m³.
Commissioning of the first CONTRAFLOW plant in Europe: After Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil and China, the first CONTRAFLOW kiln in Germany is going into operation. This will expand the drying capacity of lateral lumber at Pfeifer Uelzen by 70,000 m³ per year. The plant type MH2000 CF LT combines low and high temperatures from flue gas condensation.
Block & Cutstock was convinced by the Mahild technology purchased in 2016. They invest in two more ACT drying chambers with ECOVENT DUPLEX system and increase the production by 55.000m³.
At Timberlink Tarpeena, another conversion of existing ACT to CONTRAFLOW kilns is being carried out. The result is impressive:
After the development, installation and testing of the new PENTAVENT fan impeller, the following successes can be recorded:
At Timberlink New Zealand, an existing ACT plant is converted to a CONTRAFLOW plant for the first time. The result:
AKD Softwoods invests in 2 Mahild CONTRAFLOW kilns and reports to the Australasian Timber Magazine about the successes achieved.