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WoodTECH Update - Issue 29

WoodTECH Update – Issue 29

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. A lot can change in a month. At the time of our last issue, New Zealand celebrated being 100 days COVID-19 free and, on the other side of the Tasman, Melbourne reported their highest ever daily total in their second wave. While New Zealand seems to have contained the worst of their second ...
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Patent for new wood adhesive

Patent for new wood adhesive

The University of Maine has been issued a patent for a process to create construction materials that are bound with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and offer increased durability and environmental friendliness ...
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Linda Sewell steps down from OFO

Linda Sewell steps down from OFO

OneFortyOne Plantations announced this week that Linda Sewell has announced her resignation as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective 28 August, 2020. In a statement released from the Board ...
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Niagara Sawmilling invests in BioVision technology

Niagara Sawmilling invests in BioVision technology

Niagara Sawmilling of Invercargill, New Zealand is investing in BioVision for its edger and trimmer lines. The mill is replacing older scanning and optimization systems. This new technology will improve ...
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Augmented Reality Headset for Service & Training

Augmented Reality Headset for Service & Training

Van Dyk Vision-AR is a voice-activated computer that you wear as a headset. It includes a camera, headphones, microphones, and a 1-inch computer that displays to the eye as a ...
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Bright future for sustainable wood pellets

Bright future for sustainable wood pellets

Earlier this year Natures Flame successfully completed a major capacity expansion of its wood pellet plant at Taupo in New Zealand, and over the next few weeks, as reported in ...
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Accsys forms Accoya USA joint venture

Accsys forms Accoya USA joint venture

Accsys and Eastman Chemical Company, a world leader in the production of acetyls, have formed a joint venture company, Accoya USA LLC. The joint venture intends to construct and operate ...
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Hyne Timber proposal to process export logs

Hyne Timber proposal to process export logs

Australian family owned Hyne Timber is looking for government support for an initiative that will see saw logs destined for export, processed at its Tumbarumba Mill, protecting hundreds of jobs ...
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Fonterra's first wood pellet-fuelled plant ready

Fonterra’s first wood pellet-fuelled plant ready

Fonterra is one step away from pushing the go button on its first factory to convert from coal to wood pellet energy. The dairy company’s Te Awamutu plant in the ...
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Hyne Timber unveils new glue laminating plant

Hyne Timber unveils new glue laminating plant

Marking the completion of commissioning, Hyne Timber welcomed Queensland Minister for State Development, the Hon. Kate Jones and Member for Maryborough, Bruce Saunders to the unveiling of the new Glue ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 28

WoodTECH Update – Issue 28

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. First off, we’re delighted with the turnout this year for the WoodTECH 2020 event. The on-line six-part webinar series finished just a couple ...
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WoodTECH 2020 Event Summary

WoodTECH 2020 Event Summary

COVID-19 changed everyone’s business plans and operations, almost overnight. Worldwide, industry events, trade shows and exhibitions planned for 2020 were impacted by the virus. Social distancing, tightening of travel and ...
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Highland Pine to upgrade planer controls

Highland Pine to upgrade planer controls

Highland Pine Products in the ongoing desire to improve product quality and operator safety are going to upgrade the controls on their Coastal Planer with a Gilbert Retrofit. After installing ...
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World-first log scaling robot earns global ranking

World-first log scaling robot earns global ranking

A world-first robotic innovation that scans and measures export logs on trucks has landed its Kiwi developers on the 2020 RBR50, Robotics Business Review's prestigious global list recognising the 50 ...
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Bunnings bans timber from VicForests

Bunnings bans timber from VicForests

Bunnings will stop selling timber logged by VicForests after a court found the state government-owned forestry agency breached conservation laws. “Bunnings has a zero-tolerance approach to illegally logged timber that ...
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Victorian Hardwood Sawmillers Association launched

Victorian Hardwood Sawmillers Association launched

Victoria’s processors of hardwood timber have formed a new association, the Victorian Hardwood Sawmillers Association (VHSA). Spokesperson Leonard Fenning said their purpose is to fight the Victorian State Government’s decision ...
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10 years promoting timber benefits

10 years promoting timber benefits

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) WoodSolutions program has reached an exciting milestone, as it celebrates 10 years of providing high-quality, easy-to-understand information about the benefits of timber to the ...
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C3 ramps up operations in Portland

C3 ramps up operations in Portland

C3’s Portland log marshalling operation has increased throughput by 300% since the deal was completed despite C3 purchasing equipment and commencing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic C3, one of Australia’s ...
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Government support needed to keep mills running

Government support needed to keep mills running

• It's estimated more than 50,000 hectares of pine plantation in southern NSW was lost in the Black Summer bushfires • Tumbarumba's Hyne Timber mill has lost 40 per cent ...
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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 ...
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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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