Innovations & Technologies


A good wood drying involves adapted materials, reliable, accurate and a mastery of drying know how.

CATHILD INDUSTRIE has always been pioneer in matter of conventional drying (type ACC – medium and high temperature) and has the main innovations in the sector of conventional drying for the last 15 years.

Moving kiln dryer

The moving kiln dryer (CATHILD’s patent) : provides an optimal use of the net volume (decrease of drying cost price),

HCLT kiln/ High Capacity Low Temperature kiln

The HCLT kiln/ High Capacity Low Temperature kiln (CATHILD exclusive rights) works 24h/24 and 365 days per year and is especially designed for the drying of softwood species

MGTT system/ Moisture Gas Thermal Transfer

The MGTT system/ Moisture Gas Thermal Transfer (CATHILD exclusive rights) is equipped with direct gas burner and proves to be very economical both at buying and use

Kiln dryer with double ventilation VSB

The kiln dryer with double ventilation VSB (double ventilation, simple pass, fast drying)

Pre dryer

The pre dryer, developed for oak and various hardwoods, allows to preserve wood from all defects related to open air drying whatever the season

Lab kiln

The lab kiln : for schools and research centers,

Steam chamber

The steam chamber (direct or indirect) and combined steam/dry chamber for wood coloration to get specific shades and wood batches homogenization

Cathild CH12w drying control system

Cathild CH12w drying control system (windows computer), is automated and in a network compatible with every operating systems. A remote control via the web is connected.

CATHILD kiln dryers, completely tailor-made according to your species and volumes, works with every energies and every types of loading (front or lateral fork-lift, trolleys, moving kiln…).

The aluminum structure is cleverly designed in order to resist to your place weather constraint (snow, wind…).


Regarding phyto-sanitary measures for the export of pallets and wood packaging: drying Kilns can be adapted to HT-ISPM15 (Heat Treatment) standard. (HT-ISPM15 equipment, software, 1 to 6 supplementary temperature probes according to the kiln sizes, printing of every probes measures…).Two choices for heat treatment are possible: - Treatment alone - Drying under treatment conditions.

Energy recovering

The energy recovering system WRG in order to decrease the print carbon and obtain an efficient installation,


The VARI-PRESS system combined extraction and mechanical insufflation allowing optimization of masses exchanges and avoiding discoloration for beech, maple or other sensitive species,

Humidification by high pressure cold water

The humidification by high pressure cold water (> 100 bar) for a very fast reaction in relative moisture keeping and reduces water consumption.

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