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WoodTECH News | Issue 54

WoodTECH News | Issue 54

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. As 2022 comes to a close, it's been a year where Covid-19 and disrupted supply chains have been replaced by a return to 'normal' operations, but with high global inflation and shifting timber demand. Here are the top 5 read stories from WoodTECH News this year: Two TMT plants for the southern hemisphere ...
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Record shipments of Russian timber - via China

Record shipments of Russian timber – via China

Timber from Russia has in recent years been sent through China for processing but since the Ukraine invasion by Russia, and the declaration of Russian timber as conflict timber, the ...
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Expressions of Interest: Residues2Revenues 2023

Expressions of Interest: Residues2Revenues 2023

Early expressions of interest to present at next year’s Residues2Revenues 2023 event are now been called for. This year saw record numbers of forestry, wood harvesting, timber products companies and ...
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Industrial robot installations hit record high

Industrial robot installations hit record high

With more than 500,000 new units put in place last year – topping the half-million mark for the first time – the IFR reported that annual robot installations have more ...
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Australian timber research centre continues vital work

Australian timber research centre continues vital work

WoodChat Episode 26 places spotlight on National Centre for Timber Durability and Design LifeA hugely positive mid-term review of the FWPA-supported National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life has ...
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Europe’s energy crisis: the wood squeeze

Europe’s energy crisis: the wood squeeze

As much as 70 percent of European heating comes from natural gas and electricity, and with Russian deliveries drastically reduced, wood — already used by some 40 million people for ...
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November 2022 NZ log market update

November 2022 NZ log market update

Opinion piece: Inflation is front and centre of everyone’s minds at present and is more than likely causing Grant Robertson many sleepless nights. One of his biggest worries (and he’s ...
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RFID tracks workprogress for frame producer

RFID tracks workprogress for frame producer

Van de Vin predicts it will save tens of thousands of euros, having replaced its paper-based manual tracking system with the automated capture of digital data. When builders and homeowners ...
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What it took to get us to stay

What it took to get us to stay

The top reasons for staying with a company include pay, training and schedules.Pouring over data, analysing trends and evaluating the efficacy of policies are often how companies study their retention ...
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40% denser than engineered wood - SEB

40% denser than engineered wood – SEB

Pretentious as it may sound, we can say with certainty that bamboo is one of the most promising materials for the future of the construction industry. Neil Thomas, principal engineer ...
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Wellons Press Release: Advances in lumber drying systems

Wellons Press Release: Advances in lumber drying systems

“Renewable energy”, “green power”, “carbon neutral” and “reduced carbon footprint” can all be used to describe the energy and lumber drying systems provided by Wellons. An industry leader, Wellons has ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 53

WoodTECH News | Issue 53

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Last month we highlighted one of the world's most advanced sawmills, a Finland-based mill that runs everything out of a single control room ...
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General Manager Jubilee Sawmill announced

General Manager Jubilee Sawmill announced

OneFortyOne is pleased to announce Nigel Boyd in the role of General Manager of Jubilee Sawmill. Nigel started his career in the timber industry in 1992 as an apprentice Saw ...
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New Executive GM, OFO Wood Products Australia

New Executive GM, OFO Wood Products Australia

OneFortyOne is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Bloomfield to the newly created Executive General Manager Wood Products Australia role. Mike has held the position of General Manager Sales ...
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Carter Holt constrains timber supply for 18 months

Carter Holt constrains timber supply for 18 months

NZ builders say the supply crisis has eased for many critical products – but now they face a plummeting demand crisis that threatens to drive more of them to the ...
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Revolutionary bio-based Particle Board

Revolutionary bio-based Particle Board

Koskisen is a Finnish wood industry company producing sawn timber and panel products, such as birch plywood, furniture, and construction boards made of chip board. Koskisen uses Stora Enso’s bio-based ...
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Govt partnership to explore sustainable wood products

Govt partnership to explore sustainable wood products

A new partnership between the NZ Government and Oji Fibre Solutions could boost the development of sustainable wood products, hydrogen and bio-fuels at the Kinleith Mill near Tokoroa, creating jobs ...
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Skilled inmate employment helps mill operation

Skilled inmate employment helps mill operation

A Mannus Correctional Centre works release program is providing inmates with employment opportunities, while helping meet an unprecedented demand for timber by filling a labour shortage in the state’s largest ...
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Industrial robot installations hit record high

Industrial robot installations hit record high

With more than 500,000 new units put in place last year – topping the half-million mark for the first time – the IFR reported that annual robot installations have more ...
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Glued joints in Radiata Pine Cross Laminated Timber

Glued joints in Radiata Pine Cross Laminated Timber

With more than ten years of research and practical experience in wood science and timber engineering, Younes Shirmohammadli is motivated and prepared to contribute to the timber engineering industry. Younes ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 52

WoodTECH News | Issue 52

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. The timber industry is continuing to evolve as new technologies are being integrated into the sector. Metsa Fibre has just announced that one ...
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State-of-the-art sawmill starts in Finland

State-of-the-art sawmill starts in Finland

The new state-of-the-art pine sawmill in Rauma in Finland, owned by Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has moved from production test run to continuous sawn timber production. The sawmill ...
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