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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 chest injuries when she was pulled into machinery the sawmill used for grading and sorting timber in November 2018. WorkSafe’s investigation found when the worker accessed the machine to clear ...
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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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NZ sawmill picks up major skills award

NZ sawmill picks up major skills award

A New Zealand sawmilling operation, Westco Lumber Ltd, picked up this week a major award at the at the 2020 Diversity Awards NZ™ for their efforts to improve learning amongst ...
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Blenheim sawmill to close by end of the year

Blenheim sawmill to close by end of the year

In early September we reported on a review that was being undertaken in conjunction with PwC on the future of Timberlink New Zealand’s Blenheim sawmill. The sawmill was taken over ...
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Businesses must ensure machines are guarded to highest standard

Businesses must ensure machines are guarded to highest standard

A worker who was seven weeks into his first job has been left unable to return to work after he lost three fingers and part of his palm as the ...
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Caboolture restarting and reinvesting

Caboolture restarting and reinvesting

AKD confirmed that the Caboolture Sawmill will recommence operations on the 14th of September 2020, after a brief closure period due to a storage shed fire in June. This recommencement ...
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NZ sawmill set to create 50 jobs

NZ sawmill set to create 50 jobs

Kiwi Lumber is to set up permanent operations following the successful trial of a sawmill at Matawhero, Gisborne. The operation will create 50 jobs and pave the way for NZ$15 ...
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Claymark sale process successful

Claymark sale process successful

The Receivers of the wood products company, the Claymark Group, have announced that they have signed an agreement for the sale of the Companies’ business and assets as a going ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 29

WoodTECH Update – Issue 29

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. A lot can change in a month. At the time of our last issue, New Zealand celebrated being 100 days COVID-19 free and, ...
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Patent for new wood adhesive

Patent for new wood adhesive

The University of Maine has been issued a patent for a process to create construction materials that are bound with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and offer increased durability and environmental friendliness ...
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Linda Sewell steps down from OFO

Linda Sewell steps down from OFO

OneFortyOne Plantations announced this week that Linda Sewell has announced her resignation as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective 28 August, 2020. In a statement released from the Board ...
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Niagara Sawmilling invests in BioVision technology

Niagara Sawmilling invests in BioVision technology

Niagara Sawmilling of Invercargill, New Zealand is investing in BioVision for its edger and trimmer lines. The mill is replacing older scanning and optimization systems. This new technology will improve ...
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Augmented Reality Headset for Service & Training

Augmented Reality Headset for Service & Training

Van Dyk Vision-AR is a voice-activated computer that you wear as a headset. It includes a camera, headphones, microphones, and a 1-inch computer that displays to the eye as a ...
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Bright future for sustainable wood pellets

Bright future for sustainable wood pellets

Earlier this year Natures Flame successfully completed a major capacity expansion of its wood pellet plant at Taupo in New Zealand, and over the next few weeks, as reported in ...
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Accsys forms Accoya USA joint venture

Accsys forms Accoya USA joint venture

Accsys and Eastman Chemical Company, a world leader in the production of acetyls, have formed a joint venture company, Accoya USA LLC. The joint venture intends to construct and operate ...
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Hyne Timber proposal to process export logs

Hyne Timber proposal to process export logs

Australian family owned Hyne Timber is looking for government support for an initiative that will see saw logs destined for export, processed at its Tumbarumba Mill, protecting hundreds of jobs ...
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Fonterra's first wood pellet-fuelled plant ready

Fonterra’s first wood pellet-fuelled plant ready

Fonterra is one step away from pushing the go button on its first factory to convert from coal to wood pellet energy. The dairy company’s Te Awamutu plant in the ...
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Hyne Timber unveils new glue laminating plant

Hyne Timber unveils new glue laminating plant

Marking the completion of commissioning, Hyne Timber welcomed Queensland Minister for State Development, the Hon. Kate Jones and Member for Maryborough, Bruce Saunders to the unveiling of the new Glue ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 28

WoodTECH Update – Issue 28

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. First off, we’re delighted with the turnout this year for the WoodTECH 2020 event. The on-line six-part webinar series finished just a couple ...
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WoodTECH 2020 Event Summary

WoodTECH 2020 Event Summary

COVID-19 changed everyone’s business plans and operations, almost overnight. Worldwide, industry events, trade shows and exhibitions planned for 2020 were impacted by the virus. Social distancing, tightening of travel and ...
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Highland Pine to upgrade planer controls

Highland Pine to upgrade planer controls

Highland Pine Products in the ongoing desire to improve product quality and operator safety are going to upgrade the controls on their Coastal Planer with a Gilbert Retrofit. After installing ...
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