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Sawmill machine alignment focus in September

Sawmill machine alignment focus in September

In a recent issue of this newsletter we profiled the series of more practical workshops that will be running alongside sawmilling tech innovations that will be making up the two-yearly ...
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Australian sawmiller recognised in Honours List

Australian sawmiller recognised in Honours List

Arbuthnot Sawmills has just celebrated its 130-year anniversary and what better way to be acknowledged than to see its General Manager, Paul Madden, awarded the Medal of the Order of ...
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SmartStruct brings in new mass wood panel system

SmartStruct brings in new mass wood panel system

SmartStruct, a division of Tilling Timber and the Principal Partner of the 2019 Timber Offsite Construction conference and exhibition, has announced it is bringing a new type of mass wood ...
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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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Wood. The Ultimate Renewable™ launched

Wood. The Ultimate Renewable™ launched

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) hosted a launch event in Melbourne on Tuesday evening, unveiling a new brand to the industry ahead of a consumer advertising campaign next month ...
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Electronic tags for prefabricated timber

Electronic tags for prefabricated timber

The advantages of prefabricated timber systems in construction are being given a boost by researchers trialling Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking technology to improve on-site processes. The latest podcast episode of ...
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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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