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WoodTECH 2021 | 3-4 August 2021, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND & Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

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WoodTECH Update - Issue 32

WoodTECH Update – Issue 32

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. December is finally here and what a year it’s been. COVID-19, the biggest pandemic in 100 years, has seen countries shutdown, borders closed and economies severely impacted. It’s also reinforced the importance of family, our colleagues and our connections throughout the sector. With vaccines now on the horizon, it will be interesting to ...
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New timber engineering online course offered

New timber engineering online course offered

Presented by timber engineering experts Jon Shanks and Geoff Boughton, the six modules offer engineers the opportunity to increase their knowledge so they can design and specify timber products with ...
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CuNap timber treatment gaining traction

CuNap timber treatment gaining traction

IWT-Moldrup, a 3rd generation company who design and supply processes andequipment for timber treatment, including industrial wood modification, are now supplying the worldwide first dedicated Cu-Nap plant as an environmentally ...
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Wellons expands into Australasia

Wellons expands into Australasia

For over 50 years, Wellons has been a leading supplier of biomass-fired energy systems, timber dry systems, and related products and services to North American and international forest products companies ...
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Southland sawmill sold

Southland sawmill sold

The sale of a Southland sawmill has been described as “devastating” for the local community, but the company that has bought it plans to integrate the mill into its own ...
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Big River Forest Hill mill to shut

Big River Forest Hill mill to shut

Big River Industries has announced its Forest Hill mill will be closing, cutting 50 jobs as they consolidate operations at their home base in Grafton, NSW. “Some relocation opportunities to ...
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Zippered wood twists the standard 2x4

Zippered wood twists the standard 2×4

Researchers at the University of British Columbia's HiLo Lab, University of Colorado, Denver's LoDo Lab, and HouMinn Practice push the potential of the ubiquitous wood member. The "aha!" moment at ...
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Extensive timber durability trial underway

Extensive timber durability trial underway

A research project led FWPA’s National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life has commenced a testing program for materials used in Hazard Class H3, which covers applications that are ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 31

WoodTECH Update – Issue 31

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. In this month’s issue, we start with a new world record for CLT panels. Using TS3 technology, the Austrian timber building includes a huge ...
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World record: 650m2 large CLT panel

World record: 650m2 large CLT panel

In the Austrian province of Vorarlberg, a timber construction is currently being built with a 650m2 cross laminated timber panel. That is a world record! The TS3 technology makes it ...
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Apprenticeship and new graduate positions opened up

Apprenticeship and new graduate positions opened up

AKD is answering the call to support Australian job creation by announcing over 20 new apprenticeship positions and new graduate positions in 2021. The challenges of this year are well ...
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Timber manufacturing plant location being weighed up

Timber manufacturing plant location being weighed up

The tiny South Australian town of Tarpeena is hoping to wrestle an AU$60 million timber processing facility from metropolitan Melbourne to secure dozens of new jobs. While the pandemic has ...
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Responding to regulation changes for wood dust exposure

Responding to regulation changes for wood dust exposure

New research is aimed at preparing the forest and wood products industry to best respond to potential revised regulations around wood dust exposure levels. Operations across the timber supply chain, ...
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Financial support for NZ timber industry

Financial support for NZ timber industry

Four Bay of Plenty timber businesses will receive investments totalling nearly NZ$22 million through New Zealand’s Provincial Growth Fund to boost the local economy and create jobs, Regional Economic Development ...
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Australia’s Stirling Machinery enters NZ market

Australia’s Stirling Machinery enters NZ market

Australian equipment supplier for the wood processing industry, Stirling Machinery has entered the New Zealand market to not just supply and install premium machines but to provide a fully integrated ...
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New Highland Pine Products General Manager

New Highland Pine Products General Manager

Highland Pine Product (HPP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Bitzer to the role of General Manager. Mike will replace current General Manager David Knights who recently announced ...
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Stiles & Homag acquire System TM

Stiles & Homag acquire System TM

After 15 years of successful cooperation between System TM and Stiles in the North American market, Stiles has announced the majority share acquisition of the Danish engineering and manufacturing partner, ...
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Kawerau mill future uncertain

Kawerau mill future uncertain

The future of the Tasman newsprint mill in Kawerau is in doubt, with its Norwegian owners seeking alternatives to newsprint production at the site. Late last week Norske Skog announced ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 30

WoodTECH Update – Issue 30

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. In this month’s issue, we highlight a number of significant changes that have occurred in just four weeks for Australasian wood processing and ...
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Machine Guarding Separates People From Machinery

Machine Guarding Separates People From Machinery

It is vital that machinery which requires human interaction is adequately guarded to protect workers from risk, says WorkSafe. This message comes after a worker for Kiwi Lumber suffered fatal ...
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AKD restarts Irrewarra sawmilling operation

AKD restarts Irrewarra sawmilling operation

AKD has announced that they will recommence operations at their Irrewarra sawmilling site to provide more Australian produced timber for their customers and employment opportunities in the Colac region. In ...
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Timberlink selects new CLT and GLT equipment supplier

Timberlink selects new CLT and GLT equipment supplier

Timberlink Australia is pleased to announce that following an extensive international review, Danish based Kallesoe Machinery A/S has been selected as the manufacturing equipment supplier for Timberlink’s planned Cross Laminated ...
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