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

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WoodTECH Update - Issue 35

WoodTECH Update – Issue 35

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Last month we mentioned that the programme for WoodTECH 2021 was in development. Every two years, this technology event focuses on sawmilling and saws. It’s one that we’re really excited about and one that will be quite different to past events. While WoodTECH is well known for bringing down 20 to 30 international equipment ...
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NZ manufacturers being left behind

NZ manufacturers being left behind

New Zealand manufacturers are being left behind as other countries build up support for their manufacturing industries through COVID-19 and beyond, says the New Zealand Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association ...
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H2F treated framing: Disposing of a myth

H2F treated framing: Disposing of a myth

It has been suggested that the reuse of H2F framing at the end of a building’s life may pose a substantial problem in 20-30 years. This article explains the nature ...
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Carter Holt Harvey’s NZ supply shakeup

Carter Holt Harvey’s NZ supply shakeup

A decision by Carter Holt Harvey to stop supplying wood products to major retailers could redefine how houses are built in New Zealand, an industry organisation says. Mitre 10 and ...
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WoodTECH 2021 linking NZ and Australian sawmills

WoodTECH 2021 linking NZ and Australian sawmills

For over 20 years now, sawmillers and saw-doctors have been meeting every two years in New Zealand and in Australia. The occasion? The WoodTECH series. It’s run by the Forest ...
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The forestry shows in 2021 – What´s up?

The forestry shows in 2021 – What´s up?

Fortunately, a full series of technology events and shows are being planned in Australasia by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA). A full list of events can be found on ...
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Glulam on the BIG Stage

Glulam on the BIG Stage

Over the past few months, the TimberLab manufacturing team in New Zealand have been focusing their efforts on the delivery of components for one of NZ’s largest and most complex ...
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NZ paper & packaging mill closure confirmed

NZ paper & packaging mill closure confirmed

Whakatāne Mill Ltd (WML) confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that the mill will cease production on June 21 and close for good on June 30. A proposal to close ...
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Why NZ’s wood processors are under stress

Why NZ’s wood processors are under stress

The closure of Whakatāne Mill has put the ailing wood processing industry in New Zealand back in the headlines, with calls for urgent steps to avoid more closures. "This is ...
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20% production increase for Hyne’s Tuan mill

20% production increase for Hyne’s Tuan mill

20% production increase for Hyne’s Tuan mill Recruitment is set to commence for 50 more jobs created in Maryborough as the member for Maryborough, Bruce Saunders MP and Hyne Timber ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 34

WoodTECH Update – Issue 34

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. The design of the WoodTECH 2021 programme aimed at sawmillers, saw doctors and wood producers in both New Zealand and Australia is already underway ...
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Is treated H2 timber framing a time bomb?

Is treated H2 timber framing a time bomb?

The near-universal use of H2 blue, green or red framing timber in construction is now a time bomb for landfill in 20-40 years’ time. It cannot be composted nor recycled, ...
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Pan Pac invests $13m in new log infeed system

Pan Pac invests $13m in new log infeed system

Pan Pac Forest Products plans to substantially upgrade the sawmill log infeed system at its Whirinaki (Hawke’s Bay) site in New Zealand. The investment (at approximately NZ$13 million) to replace ...
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Whakatane mill may shut down

Whakatane mill may shut down

More than 200 staff at the Whakatane Mill in the eastern Bay of Plenty have this week been presented with a proposal to close the mill. General Manager Juha Verajankorva ...
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New timber building tops out in Brisbane

New timber building tops out in Brisbane

The latest five storey mass engineered timber building to be constructed in Queensland, topped out last week as the final, prefabricated Glue Laminated Timber Beams and Cross Laminated Timber panels ...
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Timber Machining apprentices thriving

Timber Machining apprentices thriving

MLC, a New Zealand manufacturing company currently has two staff members who started an apprenticeship programme in timber machining. In this article, we take a look at the career path ...
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Largest investment ever made in Finnish forest industry

Largest investment ever made in Finnish forest industry

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has made the investment decision to build a new bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland. The value of the investment is EUR 1.6 billion and ...
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Neville Smith announces production increases

Neville Smith announces production increases

More than 40 jobs are set to be created both in the short and long term across Tasmania in the forestry industry, after Neville Smith Forest Products announced an increase ...
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Hundegger supplying CNC machinery for CLT/GLT plant

Hundegger supplying CNC machinery for CLT/GLT plant

Timberlink Australia is delighted to partner with Hans Hundegger AG who will supply the key CNC machining equipment for the new Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 33

WoodTECH Update – Issue 33

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. As the first issue of the year goes out, we’re reminded that COVID-19 still has a big part to play in 2021. At ...
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Modifying timber to reduce fire risk

Modifying timber to reduce fire risk

In the wake of the last, disastrous fire season in Australia, materials are under close scrutiny. Clever options like FLAMEfixx use advanced technology to make timber safer in BAL zones ...
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AU$14 m investment in WA mill

AU$14 m investment in WA mill

Manjimup in Western Australia will receive an economic boost this year, with the re-activation of a local timber processing centre creating 65 full-time jobs. The new jobs are the result ...
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