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Featured Sponsor: World’s First Third Party Approved Quick Suppression System

Featured Sponsor: World’s First Third Party Approved Quick Suppression System

Higher Safety with Quick Response Time When protecting critical machinery or high-risk areas from fires, the response time of a fire protection system is essential. The quicker a fire can ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 15

WoodTECH Update – Issue 15

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.news. There is a lot of early interest in WoodTECH 2019. The full programme was released last month and a large number of mills ...
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Real time saw monitoring systems profiled

Real time saw monitoring systems profiled

Real time saw monitoring systems profiled As part of the upcoming WoodTECH 2019 series running in September for local sawmilling companies, new systems for non-contact real time saw performance monitoring ...
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NZ$13.5 million CNI debarking operation opened

NZ$13.5 million CNI debarking operation opened

Timberlands Limited (TL) and Kaingaroa Timberlands (KT) are proud to announce the opening of our new Murupara based log de-barker on Wednesday 22 May. Commissioned as an alternative to Methyl ...
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Laminex Australia to restart production

Laminex Australia to restart production

Laminex Australia has unveiled an innovative business partnership to enable expansion of its South East Queensland manufacturing operations, whilst also securing 42 local jobs in Gympie by taking over the ...
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Second thermal modification chamber added

Second thermal modification chamber added

Jartek delivered to New Zealand based Donelley Sawmillers Ltd the first wood thermal modification chamber and thermal oil boiler plant in 2017. During 2018, this plant with one 35m3 chamber ...
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World’s fastest band saw line commissioned

World’s fastest band saw line commissioned

In August 2017, the first logs were sawn on Norra Timber’s new line at its sawmill in Sävar, Sweden. The line was designed with the bold notion of being the ...
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Timberlink welcomes commitment to invest

Timberlink welcomes commitment to invest

Timberlink has welcomed the announcements from both the Australian Liberal and Labor Parties that they will provide AU$3.5 million to complete their Bell Bay Softwood Mill upgrade. “This bipartisan support ...
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World’s largest single arch timber hangar announced

World’s largest single arch timber hangar announced

Air New Zealand will begin construction on the largest single span timber arch aircraft hangar in the world at its engineering base in Auckland later this year. ‘Hangar 4’ will ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 14

WoodTECH Update – Issue 14

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.news. We are pleased to announce that the programmes for September’s two-yearly sawmilling series, WoodTECH 2019, have just been finalised and are available now ...
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Sawmilling global tech series, September 2019

Sawmilling global tech series, September 2019

Mark the dates into your diary – if you’re a sawmiller. Two years ago – over two weeks – the WoodTECH conference series run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association ...
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Mills looking for markets!

Mills looking for markets!

In comparison to this time in 2018 — when all lumber markets were active and supply was the constraint — the situation in 2019 is quite the opposite. When we ...
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Former MD of Gunns passes away

Former MD of Gunns passes away

John Gay, the long-time former managing director of timber company Gunns, has died aged 75. John was born into a third-generation sawmilling family in Deloraine in 1943. After attending boarding ...
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Introducing Scale-Up NZ: The gateway to innovation ecosystem

Introducing Scale-Up NZ: The gateway to innovation ecosystem

A free online platform has just been launched to connect New Zealand businesses with funders, incubators, multinationals and other collaborators. Scale-Up NZ, from Callaghan Innovation, shines a light on our ...
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NZ Timber Design Guides launched

NZ Timber Design Guides launched

Following a one-day conference that discussed why wood manufacturing matters, especially in our regions, NZ Woods’ Timber Design Guide Manager Andy van Houtte launched “Design for Fire Safety,” the first ...
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Streamlining the green mill with vision technology

Streamlining the green mill with vision technology

Waipapa Pine at KeriKeri, New Zealand is investing to improve the efficiency of its sawmill edger and trimmer lines . Following its successful carriage update utilizing USNR’s optimization and scanning ...
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Manufacturing still matters

Manufacturing still matters

“Manufacturing still matters,” Dr Alison Pennington (photo) told delegates at the Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association (WPMA)’s conference in Christchurch recently. Dr Pennington is an economist at the Centre for ...
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Working together means we can all breathe a little easier

Working together means we can all breathe a little easier

No one can deny the importance of local timber mills for regional jobs and the economy, however the often-aging infrastructure has, in the past presented challenges with air pollution and ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 13

WoodTECH Update – Issue 13

WoodTECH Issue 13 - Latest news, research and resources Welcome to this latest issue of www.woodtech.news. In this issue we cover a good mix of wood processing stories including news ...
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