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WoodTECH News | Issue 50

WoodTECH News | Issue 50

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Fifty issues so far – and still going strong. Thanks for your contributions and suggestions for stories, results from recent research or trials, tips and links to breaking news over the years. It’s appreciated. Keep them coming. One of our regular readers, Graeme Moore, recently sent us a useful resource that he’d compiled ...
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Two TMT plants for the southern hemisphere

Two TMT plants for the southern hemisphere

Two large IWT-Moldrup thermal treatment plants with an annual capacity of 6,000 m3+ eachare being installed in New Zealand and Chile to be used on radiata pine. The IWT-Moldrupplants work ...
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Mid-rise Advisory Program to WoodSolutions

Mid-rise Advisory Program to WoodSolutions

Australia’s Mid-rise Advisory Program (MAP) is entering its next phase, which will see the management baton passed from the existing, dedicated MAP team into the capable hands of WoodSolutions. Since ...
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HewSaw Delivers Efficiency and Productivity in a New Sawline

HewSaw Delivers Efficiency and Productivity in a New Sawline

This new sawmill in Germany is an excellent example of how to design and build an integrated facility while sending the right log to the right mill or line. Sawmillers ...
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Hyne Timber’s 140 Years celebrated

Hyne Timber’s 140 Years celebrated

As a salute to Hyne Timber’s 140 years, long standing timber industry stakeholders recently came together for a grand luncheon at the Brisbane Tattersalls Club. Representing Hyne Timber and the ...
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A Mechanical Maintenance resource

A Mechanical Maintenance resource

In today’s competitive and demanding environment, excellent plant maintenance practices are at the forefront of requirements to achieve the necessary Production Plant Uptime to produce Quality Products at the required ...
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USNR acquires Timber Automation

USNR acquires Timber Automation

USNR, a division of Wood Technologies International, has announced that it has acquired Timber Automation, an industry leader in wood processing equipment and technology. The combination solidifies USNR’s position in ...
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Polytechnik recapitalised and under new ownership

Polytechnik recapitalised and under new ownership

Polytechnik Biomass Energy, a global technology leader in biomass combustion, wood gasification and carbonisation systems has announced that they have a new majority shareholder and has restructured in order that ...
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Latest Australian Timber Market Survey report

Latest Australian Timber Market Survey report

Australian Softwood productsPrices for untreated MGP structural timber products continued to increase in the first three months of 2022, with price movements ranging between 4.0% and 4.5% higher over the ...
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Using drones to track warehouse inventory

Using drones to track warehouse inventory

Way back in August of last year, the launch of Corvus Robotics in the Actuator newsletter was highlighted. The Boston-based firm is one of a handful of start-ups looking to ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 49

WoodTECH News | Issue 49

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. On behalf of the Forestry Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) and WoodTECH we are delighted to welcome our inaugural WoodTECH Brand Partners; HewSaw, Camco, ...
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Timber shortages expected well into 2023

Timber shortages expected well into 2023

If you’re building or renovating a home, and frustrated with huge delays, you’re not alone. Australia’s builders are struggling to find timber. For items such as laminated veneer lumber, they’ve ...
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saveBOARD construction board plant officially opens

saveBOARD construction board plant officially opens

The Te Rapa factory of New Zealand company saveBOARD, which converts packaging waste into environmentally sustainable construction boards, has been officially opened by Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate and Hamilton West ...
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Balancing lubricant flow in saw guides

Balancing lubricant flow in saw guides

From the BC Saw Filers Conference that has just run in Kamloops, Precision Machinery’s Josh Bergen explains how their Precision Flow Management system uses internal valves in each saw guide ...
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Building costs going through the roof

Building costs going through the roof

Life is difficult at the moment for builders and their customers in New Zealand. Building products are scarce as hen’s teeth, and if you do find what you want, the ...
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Vale John Gibson

Vale John Gibson

AE Gibson and Sons sadly announced that their driving force and former owner John Gibson passed away on the 6th June 2022. AE Gibson and Sons is located at Kendall, ...
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New Ultimate Renewable™ campaign launched

New Ultimate Renewable™ campaign launched

The next evolution of The Ultimate Renewable™ has been unveiled. The brand’s latest consumer advertising campaign has been launched, headed up by a new brand ambassador. As part of the ...
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Southern pine mill fly-through

Southern pine mill fly-through

Below is a new mill being commissioned, Kyekenkee Lumber Co in Alabama, sawing Southern Pine with a local company, A&E supplying much of the new gear. Currently production is at ...
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NZ’s first Green Hydrogen refuelling site

NZ’s first Green Hydrogen refuelling site

Construction of New Zealand’s first high-capacity green hydrogen refuelling station has started in Palmerston North. The site, adjacent to Palmerston North Airport, is the first of four hydrogen refuelling stations ...
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Grand Old Lady turns fifty

Grand Old Lady turns fifty

She’s the Grand Old Lady of the Tamar, some would say with a chequered past, but Long Reach mill in the East Tamar, Tasmania, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on Monday ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 48

WoodTECH News | Issue 48

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. First up, is the news that there unfortunately will be no outing for our WoodTECH community in 2022. The WoodTECH 2022 sawmilling event ...
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Timberlink unveils new technology at Bell Bay

Timberlink unveils new technology at Bell Bay

Timberlink’s EGM Sales, Marketing & Corporate Affairs David Oliver was pleased to welcome Federal Member for Bass Bridget Archer to the Timberlink manufacturing facility at Bell Bay on Monday for ...
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