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WoodTECH 2020  | 13-24 July 2020

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WoodTECH 2020

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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 and how interconnected the global economy is. There are some positive signs though. Both the New Zealand and Australian Governments have responded to the crisis perhaps better than other countries ...
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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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Commercial trial of RF technology

Commercial trial of RF technology

A technology that uses dielectric heating and radio frequency energy to destroy destructive pests lurking within wood products is closer to reaching the marketplace after a recent commercial trial at ...
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MASSLAM passes fire tests

MASSLAM passes fire tests

Australia’s first 120 minute Fire Resistance Test (FRT) and Fire Resistance Level (FRL) has been successfully completed on exposed glue laminated timber members manufactured in Victoria by Australian Sustainable Hardwoods ...
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New Contra Flow Kiln (CFK) open in Tarpeena

New Contra Flow Kiln (CFK) open in Tarpeena

Timberlink Tarpeena’s major upgrade project reached a key milestone on with the first load of timber rolling into our brand new Contra Flow Kiln, the second of its kind at ...
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New process for preserving timber without pressure treating

New process for preserving timber without pressure treating

Pressure treating—which involves putting lumber inside a pressurized watertight tank and forcing chemicals into the boards—has been used for more than a century to help stave off the fungus that ...
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Nature’s Flame completes significant expansion

Nature’s Flame completes significant expansion

Nature’s Flame’s facility, ideally located in Taupo, New Zealand has recently undergone a significant expansion with an investment from parent company Norske Skog of around NZD$8 million. This has enabled ...
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Impacts of bush fires reviewed at Tumbarumba

Impacts of bush fires reviewed at Tumbarumba

Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, NSW Member for Albury, Justin Clancy MP, Snowy Valleys Mayor, James Hayes and Deputy Mayor John Larter have all visited the Hyne ...
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CHH closes Whangārei sawmill

CHH closes Whangārei sawmill

CHH Timber chief executive Clayton Harris confirmed a final decision had been made to close the mill, with the loss of 111 jobs, after consultation started in January. Workers at ...
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Timberlink to build a CLT and GLT operation

Timberlink to build a CLT and GLT operation

The Timberlink Board has approved plans to enter the growing mass timber market enabled through building a state-of-the-art Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) & Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing facility that ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 22

WoodTECH Update – Issue 22

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. This is the first issue for 2020 and we, like you, are looking forward to another big year. The annual technology event, WoodTECH ...
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CHH NZ sawmill may close

CHH NZ sawmill may close

Carter Holt Harvey says it has begun consulting staff at its Whangarei sawmill about the potential closure of that site. It is understood the sawmill employs about 111 staff. "Following ...
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Fenglin tries a third time in New Zealand

Fenglin tries a third time in New Zealand

China’s Guangxi Fenglin Wood Industry Group is in talks with Trust Tairawhiti to develop a wood processing facility near Gisborne, New Zealand. The firm, which had been planning a development ...
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Sudden closure of NZ sawmill

Sudden closure of NZ sawmill

This week’s sudden announcement of the closure of Pacific Pine Industries Ltd, a timber processing and sawmill in Putaruru, New Zealand has left its 60 plus employees reeling. Staff were ...
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Hyne Timber Tumbarumba back up and running

Hyne Timber Tumbarumba back up and running

As recovery gets underway for the Tumbarumba region, NSW, the Hyne Timber Mill is back up and running, despatching truckloads of timber, thanks to the many volunteers and emergency services ...
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Primary processors working together creates efficiency

Primary processors working together creates efficiency

Establishing wood processors close to forestry allows wood processing and forestry residues to be used as an energy source, with any surplus able to be used by other nearby industries ...
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Technology advances at Bell Bay mill showcased

Technology advances at Bell Bay mill showcased

Timberlink CEO Ian Tyson, last Tuesday welcomed Guy Barnett, Tasmanian Minister for Resources, to Timberlink’s Bell Bay mill to see recent investments in technology and safety upgrades in action. Timberlink ...
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The 5 biggest challenges for smart factories

The 5 biggest challenges for smart factories

An Intel survey of 400 manufacturing experts on the front lines looks at what it will take to clear Industry 4.0's highest hurdles. With the increasing proliferation of data, connectivity, ...
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Cypress glulam beams for pre-fabricated homes

Cypress glulam beams for pre-fabricated homes

Research by Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to develop a new sustainable timber product has delivered additional jobs and a boost to a Queensland construction company. Minister for ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 21

WoodTECH Update – Issue 21

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. This will be the final issue for 2019. This year we’ve produced 11 monthly issues and grew the newsletter to over 5,000 direct ...
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What next? Fence posts without wood

What next? Fence posts without wood

Business is booming for a Kiwi startup which turns plastic waste into fence posts. The new company, Future Post, has invented an environmentally friendly fence post made from 100 percent ...
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N.Z. Future Forest Products outlines expansion plans

N.Z. Future Forest Products outlines expansion plans

N.Z. Future Forest Products Ltd (NZFFP) has this week made a series of announcements about its future expansion plans. The company, which is focused on making sustainable New Zealand finished ...
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Latest quarterly Timber Market Survey report out

Latest quarterly Timber Market Survey report out

The September quarter 2019 Australian Timber Market Survey (TMS) has shown downward price movements for untreated MGP products ranging between 0.4% and 1.3%. Treated sleeper and treated decking prices also ...
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