Kaml & Huber steaming kiln

Steaming kilns at Kaml & Huber give larch a reclaimed wood look

Kaml & Huber serves new sales segments in timber construction by further processing its raw materials using steaming. This is made possible by two brand new Mühlböck steaming kilns, built in record time.


The sawmill and timber export company Kaml & Huber based in Mariazell (Styria) invested in two Mühlböck steaming kilns in order to be able to serve a new sales segment in which there is high demand. The Styrian larch specialists are thus focussing on innovative processing of their raw material: A special, unique reclaimed wood look is achieved through controlled larch steaming. 

This is made possible by Mühlböck's steaming kilns, which guarantee defined, reliably reproducible colour tones and looks, right up to a rustic reclaimed wood patina. The Mühlböck steaming kilns contain their own steaming basins within the kiln to generate the necessary steam in the system. The two steaming kilns were installed in a record time of six weeks (ten weeks had been scheduled) despite bad and cold weather to the customer's complete satisfaction. 

The steaming kilns are made entirely of stainless steel and the entire construction is also welded. This ensures a long service life and prevents corrosion, despite the stress placed on the material by steam and wood ingredients. Of course, the system comes with the proven energy-efficient Mühlböck technology, which Kaml & Huber already appreciates given it operates Mühlböck drying kilns at the site.