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WoodTECH News | Issue 51

WoodTECH News | Issue 51

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Red Stag, which operates New Zealand’s largest sawmill and holds investments in forestry, cross laminated timber and glulam operations, has been prominent in recent wood processing announcements. TimberLab, the company behind many of the iconic large-scale glulam and laminated veneer lumber projects, both in this region and internationally, has been purchased by Red ...
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New creative resources to put timber in the frame

New creative resources to put timber in the frame

The Timber Framing Collective is introducing a suite of easy-to use creative resources to help share the remarkable green story of Timber Framing. Through these new resources, the Timber Framing ...
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Victoria backs ASH’s timber expansion

Victoria backs ASH’s timber expansion

Advanced manufacturing leader and timber supplier Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) has received AU$1.2 million in funding through the Victorian Forestry Plan innovation program. The latest funding will enable the company ...
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Henkel invests in Australian hardwood technology start-up

Henkel invests in Australian hardwood technology start-up

Henkel Adhesive Technologies strengthens its capabilities for timber construction solutions by investing in 3RT, Melbourne, Australia. Together with partners the company has developed a robotic process to convert forest and ...
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Red Stag purchases TimberLab

Red Stag purchases TimberLab

Surging interest in sustainable construction has seen one of New Zealand’s oldest mass timber businesses combine with one of the youngest. After 64 years in McIntosh family ownership TimberLab Solutions ...
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Loctite PUR adhesives to be manufactured in Australia

Loctite PUR adhesives to be manufactured in Australia

Henkel, a global leader in the adhesives market, is planning to produce Loctite polyurethane (PUR) adhesives in Australia from the first half of 2023. The adhesives will be manufactured in ...
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Manufacturers need to become talent creators

Manufacturers need to become talent creators

This recent article is written for the US market but the same issues on attracting skills and talent into manufacturing operations in this part of the world apply. Our nation ...
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The robot helping build mass-engineered timber buildings

The robot helping build mass-engineered timber buildings

Large mass-engineered timber construction projects require placing hundreds of thousands of screw fixtures. A new collaboration sees a robot do the hard work.At the Murdoch University campus in Perth, a ...
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Level playing field sought for wood processors

Level playing field sought for wood processors

Marty Verry is the chief executive of Red Stag group, which operates New Zealand’s largest sawmill and holds investments in forestry, cross laminated timber, glulam and property development. OPINION: The ...
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Wellons Expands Into Australasia

Wellons Expands Into Australasia

For over 50 years, Wellons has been a leader in providing biomass-fired energy systems, timber drying systems, and related products and services to the forest products industry. Firmly established and ...
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OneFortyOne to export sawmill woodchips

OneFortyOne to export sawmill woodchips

OneFortyOne’s New Zealand’s Kaituna Sawmill and Marusumi Whangarei Co. Ltd, have signed an agreement to export wood chip to Japan with the first vessel expected to depart from Port Marlborough ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 50

WoodTECH News | Issue 50

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Fifty issues so far – and still going strong. Thanks for your contributions and suggestions for stories, results from recent research or trials, ...
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Two TMT plants for the southern hemisphere

Two TMT plants for the southern hemisphere

Two large IWT-Moldrup thermal treatment plants with an annual capacity of 6,000 m3+ eachare being installed in New Zealand and Chile to be used on radiata pine. The IWT-Moldrupplants work ...
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Mid-rise Advisory Program to WoodSolutions

Mid-rise Advisory Program to WoodSolutions

Australia’s Mid-rise Advisory Program (MAP) is entering its next phase, which will see the management baton passed from the existing, dedicated MAP team into the capable hands of WoodSolutions. Since ...
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HewSaw Delivers Efficiency and Productivity in a New Sawline

HewSaw Delivers Efficiency and Productivity in a New Sawline

This new sawmill in Germany is an excellent example of how to design and build an integrated facility while sending the right log to the right mill or line. Sawmillers ...
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Hyne Timber’s 140 Years celebrated

Hyne Timber’s 140 Years celebrated

As a salute to Hyne Timber’s 140 years, long standing timber industry stakeholders recently came together for a grand luncheon at the Brisbane Tattersalls Club. Representing Hyne Timber and the ...
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A Mechanical Maintenance resource

A Mechanical Maintenance resource

In today’s competitive and demanding environment, excellent plant maintenance practices are at the forefront of requirements to achieve the necessary Production Plant Uptime to produce Quality Products at the required ...
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USNR acquires Timber Automation

USNR acquires Timber Automation

USNR, a division of Wood Technologies International, has announced that it has acquired Timber Automation, an industry leader in wood processing equipment and technology. The combination solidifies USNR’s position in ...
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Polytechnik recapitalised and under new ownership

Polytechnik recapitalised and under new ownership

Polytechnik Biomass Energy, a global technology leader in biomass combustion, wood gasification and carbonisation systems has announced that they have a new majority shareholder and has restructured in order that ...
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Latest Australian Timber Market Survey report

Latest Australian Timber Market Survey report

Australian Softwood productsPrices for untreated MGP structural timber products continued to increase in the first three months of 2022, with price movements ranging between 4.0% and 4.5% higher over the ...
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Using drones to track warehouse inventory

Using drones to track warehouse inventory

Way back in August of last year, the launch of Corvus Robotics in the Actuator newsletter was highlighted. The Boston-based firm is one of a handful of start-ups looking to ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 49

WoodTECH News | Issue 49

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. On behalf of the Forestry Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) and WoodTECH we are delighted to welcome our inaugural WoodTECH Brand Partners; HewSaw, Camco, ...
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