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Description: BIGonDRY is strongly engaged in the continuous search for new solutions and technologies. A tangible result has been achieved in THW plants (Wood Thermo-modification). By several lab tests BIGonDRY had thermo modified many types of essences, European and Exotic, with excellent results, on thicknesses from less than 1mm up to 100mm.
Their THW range goes from a net capacity of 4 m3 up to 30m³ and they continued to grow up.
The machine is designed for a simple and economical management, since it’s just necessary to have available as thermal energy, gas, electricity and water. Not necessarily requires a thermal oil boiler with all the consequent expensive management facility. Furthermore, thanks to its versatility, it can satisfy multiple functions as conventional dryer, steamer, sterilizer according to the ISPM-15, wood Stabilizer, THW (Wood Thermal Modification treatment) up to 230 ° C. The energy balance is favourable because the heat exchange takes place directly into the kiln, thus avoiding heating dispersion in the various intermediate steps. The results obtained have confirmed the repeatability of treatments resulting in consistent colours, confirming the high quality of the final product.
Thermally modified timber is a product to be considered totally environmentally friendly because there are no kind of chemicals applied. The new trend on the use of the high temperature treatment system is transforming a same wood in "old wood": such treatment occurs at high temperatures, above 100 ° c, in conditions of saturated steam. The result is to obtain the best results in the workability of the wood, and at the same time, greater strength and stability, with reduced natural tensions, and the elimination of the resins. The excellent result is the greater resistance to weather, insects, fungal infections and the pleasant appearance of antique wood, where will stand out the natural wood grain and the intense colour of old durable wood.