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WoodTECH 2022 | 18-19 May 2022, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND | In-Person + Virtual Online Event
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WoodTECH News | Issue 43

WoodTECH News | Issue 43

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. As 2021 comes to a close, it's been a year where Covid-19 has once again dominated the headlines, disrupted supply chains and threatened business as usual. However, it has also been a boom for many within the forestry industry, as increased domestic construction and reopening of international trade has seen timber in high demand ...
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Timberlink announces new CLT & GLT brand

Timberlink announces new CLT & GLT brand

Timberlink Australia has unveiled the new brand for their forthcoming engineered wood products building solutions range - NeXTimber® by Timberlink NeXTimber by Timberlink will manufacture Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and ...
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Record profits for European & Nth American sawmills

Record profits for European & Nth American sawmills

Sawmills in Europe and North America enjoyed record profits during the first half of 2021, but fell in the 3Q when lumber prices plunged. Sawmill profits in North America and ...
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WoodTECH 2022 - focus on Sawmilling

WoodTECH 2022 – focus on Sawmilling

Third time lucky. In fact, all going to plan, it will be three long years since sawmillers and saw-doctors’ last met up outside of their mill environment. Covid 19 torpedoed ...
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Intelligent City opens its first urban housing factory

Intelligent City opens its first urban housing factory

After developing and commissioning robotic technology to provide turn-key homes, Intelligent City has begun building urban housing projects in the company’s new factory on River Road in North Delta, British ...
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Hazard classification update for fungicides underway

Hazard classification update for fungicides underway

A proposal to update the hazard classification of two fungicides, in line with changes recently made in the European Union and Australia, is now open for public submissions. New Zealand’s ...
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OneFortyOne investing NZ$11m in Kaituna mill

OneFortyOne investing NZ$11m in Kaituna mill

OneFortyOne has committed to invest NZ$11 million dollars in its Kaituna Sawmill over the next three years. General Manager of Kaituna Sawmill Tracy Goss said the NZ$11 million investment consists ...
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Careers through 3 AKD talent programmes

Careers through 3 AKD talent programmes

It’s full steam ahead at AKD with the announcement of their 2022 intake of Apprentices, Graduates and Gap Year employees. As the Australian community finally starts emerging from the past ...
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AI coming to a log turner near you…?

AI coming to a log turner near you…?

One of the issues that sawmills encounter is in setting equipment control parameters. In a perfect world, the information inputted would yield the expected end results. But, as many process ...
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LSI Rebrands as Arxada

LSI Rebrands as Arxada

LSI, a global specialty chemicals business with leading positions in Microbial Control Solutions (‘MCS’) and Specialty Products Solutions (‘SPS’), today announces that it has rebranded as Arxada, effective from 21 ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 42

WoodTECH News | Issue 42

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. We start this month with new research on how the millennial generation (the largest generation now in our workforce) views the timber industry. The ...
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Announcing merger of USNR and Wood Fiber Group

Announcing merger of USNR and Wood Fiber Group

USNR and Wood Fiber Group are excited to announce their merger in a transaction that will create the world’s most comprehensive supplier of the equipment, technology, and essential tooling used ...
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How to reduce unplanned downtime with effective maintenance and repairs

How to reduce unplanned downtime with effective maintenance and repairs

Whether it’s the result of a jammed line, a generator going down, or a key piece of machinery failing, unplanned downtime can be crippling to your operation. When processes stop ...
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AU$30m deal to turn waste timber into hydrogen

AU$30m deal to turn waste timber into hydrogen

The developer of the largest clean hydrogen hub in Australia’s south-east has struck an AU$30 million deal with United States-based manufacturer Babcock and Wilcox to deliver a biomass-to-hydrogen project at ...
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How Millennials view the wood products industry

How Millennials view the wood products industry

The industry is facing the dilemma of how best to market to and recruit a generation that is uniquely different.U.S. Wood Products industry members constantly strive to determine how to ...
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Hyne’s AU$14.5 m CT Drying Kiln operating celebrated

Hyne’s AU$14.5 m CT Drying Kiln operating celebrated

Hyne Timber’s much anticipated, new Continuous Drying Kiln (CDK) has commenced operations, a milestone marked with an official ribbon cutting event held on Friday. Since the initial announcement in March ...
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Wood wastes for green hydrogen

Wood wastes for green hydrogen

Mountains of wood waste could be broken down into hydrogen and carbon dioxide gas to reduce fossil fuel consumption, University of Canterbury researchers say. Chemical engineers Shusheng Pang and Alex ...
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30-40% rise in projected demand for wood pellets

30-40% rise in projected demand for wood pellets

Discussions are going on about the EU-Commission’s new forest strategy. In the discussions, sawn timber is pointed out as a winner and bioenergy from the forest as a looser. Europe ...
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Timber Framing Collective launched

Timber Framing Collective launched

Yesterday marked the launch of Australia’s Timber Framing Collective. The Timber Framing Collective is responsible for the marketing of timber framing in Australia. It sees previously fierce competitors (local producers ...
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Funding for new waste-to-building product

Funding for new waste-to-building product

New Zealand company saveBOARD has received an AU$1.74 million grant from the Australian and New South Wales Governments towards setting up an AU$5 million facility that will turn packaging waste ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 41

WoodTECH News | Issue 41

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. As we mentioned back in July, WoodTECH 2021 was pushed back to 2022 due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and the 'post-Covid' building boom. We ...
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OneFortyOne’s Kaituna sawmill award winners

OneFortyOne’s Kaituna sawmill award winners

Kaituna Sawmill opened its doors to the New Zealand Minister for Climate Change, the Hon James Shaw, and 50 guests as part of a Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards field day ...
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