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WoodTECH 2022 | 18-19 May 2022, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND | In-Person + Virtual Online Event
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WoodTECH News | Issue 40

WoodTECH News | Issue 40

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. The latest Covid-19 outbreaks in Australia and New Zealand highlights a major difference in how both countries lockdown. While Australian wood producers are deemed an essential service and continue to operate, virtually all businesses across New Zealand were forced to close while on level 4 restrictions. There will always be a debate on how ...
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CEO to leave CLTP operation

CEO to leave CLTP operation

The Hermal Group has advised stakeholders that Chris Skeels-Piggins, the CEO of their plantation hardwood CLTP business based in Burnie Tasmania, is leaving the Group. The company acknowledged the achievements ...
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New sawmilling course set up in B.C.

New sawmilling course set up in B.C.

In continued partnership with Interfor, Canfor, West Fraser and Tolko, BCIT has launched a new Associate Certificate Program – the Business of Sawmilling. This new program focuses on educating forest ...
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Toxic timber filling up New Zealand's landfills?

Toxic timber filling up New Zealand’s landfills?

A rather contentious headline. Included here is an article that ran in one of New Zealand’s largest newspapers, the NZ Herald. Again, it calls into question the safety of CCA ...
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10-story high-rise built in just one day

10-story high-rise built in just one day

Prefabricated buildings are designed to be put together very quickly – that's a big part of their appeal, after all. However, you'd be hard-pressed to find a building that goes ...
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Latest quarterly Timber Market Survey report released

Latest quarterly Timber Market Survey report released

Strong price increases were seen across Australia’s structural softwood product range in the March quarter 2021. Price movements for untreated MGP10 and MGP12 products ranged between 4.2% and 4.8% higher ...
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CLTP Tasmania launches world’s first hardwood CLT

CLTP Tasmania launches world’s first hardwood CLT

CLTP Tasmania has officially launched the world’s first hardwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), along with their new brand – Cusp Building Solutions. Cusp CLT is made from Tasmanian Plantation Oak ...
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New AU$4.5 million sawmill for South Australia

New AU$4.5 million sawmill for South Australia

A new AU$4.5 million sawmill in the Adelaide Hills will be built which will increase timber supply and create local jobs thanks to a new long-term log supply agreement with ...
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World’s first Optimised Engineered Lumber plant opened

World’s first Optimised Engineered Lumber plant opened

Stuart Nash, New Zealand’s Minister for Economic and Regional Development, and Minister of Forestry, on Thursday opened Wood Engineering Technology’s Optimised Engineered Lumber (OEL™) production line in Gisborne. The plant ...
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Sale Of Whakatāne Mill to consortium

Sale Of Whakatāne Mill to consortium

SIG Combibloc (SIG) has agreed the sale of Whakatāne Mill Limited (WML) to a consortium of investors who will enable the Mill to continue to operate. The consortium is led ...
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Stirling Machinery install the first Salvador Push Feed Saw in Australia

Stirling Machinery install the first Salvador Push Feed Saw in Australia

Stirling Machinery is pleased to announce its appointment as the only official dealer of Italian manufacturer, Salvador machines across Australia, and New Zealand. Founded 35 years ago in Treviso, one ...
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Closure of Tasman Mill confirmed

Closure of Tasman Mill confirmed

Norske Skog this week announced that the Tasman Mill in Kawerau will cease production by 30 June 2021 and that the mill’s assets will be sold. As a result of ...
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ProDetec Quick Fire Suppression System

ProDetec Quick Fire 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 37

WoodTECH Update – Issue 37

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. It seems Covid-19 is not done with Australia yet, with a significant outbreak sending Victoria into a hard 7-day lockdown and border restrictions with ...
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'Buy Aussie Timber First' campaign a huge success

‘Buy Aussie Timber First’ campaign a huge success

Australia’s structural timber supply chain industry has applauded the success of the Buy Aussie Timber First (BATF) campaign, launched to promote Australian timber sales during uncertain times, following the destructive ...
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Profile - Women in timber

Profile – Women in timber

The timber industry has been historically dominated by men, but things are changing fast both inside the mill and in the office. In the latest issue of Timberlink's Newsletter, they ...
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Top five shifts affecting construction

Top five shifts affecting construction

Construction has long been plagued by a lack of collaboration and communication right along the supply chain, according to construction payment application firm Payapps. Over time, this leads to job ...
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Lifeline for Whakatāne mill?

Lifeline for Whakatāne mill?

Whakatāne’s packaging mill, one of the town's biggest employers, may yet be saved from imminent closure. The mill’s Swiss owner SIG has announced that a consortium led by Dr Dermot ...
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Saw-doctoring 101: 2021’s saw of choice

Saw-doctoring 101: 2021’s saw of choice

In any business, we tend to speculate as to what changes will occur or what new technology will come along. Throughout 2020, I began to notice a change in sawing ...
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South Australian sawmill struggling to source logs and could close

South Australian sawmill struggling to source logs and could close

Seventy-five jobs are at risk in a small South Australian town if the local sawmill does not find a new supply of logs. The Morgan Sawmill at Jamestown, in mid-north ...
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A sawmilling "who's who" lined up for WoodTECH 2021

A sawmilling “who’s who” lined up for WoodTECH 2021

Two years ago – over two weeks – the FIEA WoodTECH technology series achieved a record turnout of local sawmilling companies. Over 350 delegates from all major sawmilling companies in ...
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Norske Skog reviewing Tasman mills future

Norske Skog reviewing Tasman mills future

Norske Skog, the owner of the Tasman newsprint mill in Kawerau, has begun talks with staff over the mill's future, following a lengthy review. Unionists have been expressing concern for ...
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First industrial scale Russian CLT plant opened

First industrial scale Russian CLT plant opened

Segezha Group President Mikhail Shamolin visited Sokol in Vologda Oblast to oversee the grand opening of Segezha Group’s cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant. The plant is the first industrial-scale production facility ...
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A new timber jointing process using wood welding

A new timber jointing process using wood welding

In a proof-of-concept collaboration between TWI Ltd and the University of Cambridge and enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, researchers have developed a sustainable process to rapidly join timber elements ...
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