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WoodTECH 2020  | 13-24 July 2020

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WoodTECH Update - Issue 27

WoodTECH Update – Issue 27

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. A lot can change in a month. While the reopening of New Zealand and most of Australia has been successful, COVID-19 is still a real threat. Victoria is currently facing a second wave that has resulted in a number of Melbourne suburbs in lockdown and the temporary closing of the Victoria/NSW border. It's not ...
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WoodTECH 2020 Webinar Series - Starts 13 July

WoodTECH 2020 Webinar Series – Starts 13 July

WoodTECH 2020 is now just around the corner. Starting on Monday 13 July 2020, wood processing and manufacturing companies from throughout Australasia will log into the first of six one-hour ...
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Latest quarterly Timber Market Survey results

Latest quarterly Timber Market Survey results

The Australian Timber Market Survey (TMS) results show prices for untreated MGP products remained stable over the March quarter 2020. Treated sleeper and treated decking prices were also relatively stable ...
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Saw-shop instructional videos available

Saw-shop instructional videos available

This month we’ve included three short instructional videos aimed at sawmilling and wood manufacturing operators, both saw-shop and production staff. They’re part of a series of Tech Tips brought to ...
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Global 3RT hardwood manufacturing contract secured

Global 3RT hardwood manufacturing contract secured

Experts in IoT and wood manufacturing join forces - Bosch Manufacturing Solutions will partner with 3RT in a contract for the production automation of manufactured hardwood - Connected manufacturing equipment ...
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Canadians buying European sawmills

Canadians buying European sawmills

Canfor Corporation has announced that its 70%-owned subsidiary, Vida Group, has entered into an agreement to purchase three sawmills located in Sweden from Bergs Timber for a purchase price of ...
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Lignin-based resin developed for plywood

Lignin-based resin developed for plywood

Latvijas Finieris has together with Stora Enso taken the next steps towards replacing phenol – in resins used in plywood – with lignin. This new lignin-based glue significantly reduces the ...
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Euro 15 million wood impregnation plant ordered

Euro 15 million wood impregnation plant ordered

A leading supplier of wood impregnation and thermal treatment plants, IWT-Moldrup, with offices in Denmark and Singapore, has secured an order to supply wood impregnation plant and material handling equipment ...
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Northland Forestry student receives scholarship

Northland Forestry student receives scholarship

Northland student Camryn Stewart has received an academic scholarship from Waipu-based timber manufacturer Northpine. In her fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Forestry Science at the University of ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 26

WoodTECH Update – Issue 26

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. It's welcome relief that both New Zealand and Australian COVID-19 lockdowns are easing and businesses, that weren't already operating, are now opening up ...
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Standardising advice for NZ timber construction

Standardising advice for NZ timber construction

The Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association (WPMA) has long recognised the need for standardised, good quality information in New Zealand to help the wider construction sector confidently design with and ...
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Robotic fabrication using plywood building blocks

Robotic fabrication using plywood building blocks

A team of post-graduate students from London's Bartlett School of Architecture’s Design Computation Lab has created a modular home office to promote its automated architecture (AUAR) project, which involves the ...
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CHH restructuring of LVL operation

CHH restructuring of LVL operation

About 160 jobs are at risk after Carter Holt Harvey proposed a restructure of its Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) business in Marsden Point in New Zealand. This comes after the ...
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Timber industry’s race against the clock

Timber industry’s race against the clock

Thirty thousand hectares of Forestry Corporation land burnt. Thirty-nine crews currently harvesting timber (up from 23 before the fires). Twelve to 18 months before the fire damage makes the logs ...
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Operation deployment of robotics in Australasian mills

Operation deployment of robotics in Australasian mills

An exciting new format for dry-mill and wood manufacturing operations has been set up by the local industry. This has been to ensure that the two-yearly WoodTECH series, originally scheduled ...
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Increasing your mill productivity with a culture shift

Increasing your mill productivity with a culture shift

As outlined in previous issues, an exciting new format for dry-mill and wood manufacturing operations has been set up to ensure that the two-yearly WoodTECH series, originally scheduled to be ...
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AKD stops production due to building downturn

AKD stops production due to building downturn

Australia’s Federal Government is being urged to introduce a housing construction stimulus to prevent dire predictions for the timber industry being realised. Last week, Australia's largest sawmilling company AKD Softwoods ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 25

WoodTECH Update – Issue 25

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. The last couple of months has changed the face of the planet. COVID-19 has highlighted just how exposed we are to viral pandemics ...
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WoodTECH 2020 - NEW on-line interactive webinars planned

WoodTECH 2020 – NEW on-line interactive webinars planned

COVID-19 has changed everyone’s business plans and operations, almost overnight. World-wide, industry events, trade shows and exhibitions planned for 2019 have all been casualties of the virus. Social distancing, tightening ...
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Microtec acquires Lucidyne

Microtec acquires Lucidyne

In a move that creates the largest wood products scanning company in the world, Microtec has acquired Lucidyne Technologies, Inc. Microtec has been delivering technologically advanced scanning and optimization systems ...
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Major decline in Australian housing construction predicted

Major decline in Australian housing construction predicted

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is calling on Australia’s leaders to urgently put in place a stimulus recovery package for the housing construction sector to counter the massive reduction ...
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Transparent wood film acclaimed at awards

Transparent wood film acclaimed at awards

Congratulations to Qilang Fu and team, whose transparent wood film was highly commended in the Wood and Fibre Products Technology and Innovation category in the 2020 Resene Timber Design Awards ...
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