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WoodTECH News | Issue 48

WoodTECH News | Issue 48

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. First up, is the news that there unfortunately will be no outing for our WoodTECH community in 2022. The WoodTECH 2022 sawmilling event after two years of postponements because of Covid travel and meeting restrictions was set down to run in Rotorua, New Zealand on 18-19 October 2022 and live streamed into Australian ...
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Timberlink unveils new technology at Bell Bay

Timberlink unveils new technology at Bell Bay

Timberlink’s EGM Sales, Marketing & Corporate Affairs David Oliver was pleased to welcome Federal Member for Bass Bridget Archer to the Timberlink manufacturing facility at Bell Bay on Monday for ...
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Parkside to close historic Greenbushes Mill

Parkside to close historic Greenbushes Mill

In a sad day for the Western Australian forestry industry, Parkside has been forced to close its historic Greenbushes Mill. As a result, more than 50 local employees will be ...
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Flexible planing of small batches up to 8 m long

Flexible planing of small batches up to 8 m long

Holzwerke van Roje installs a new planing mill in its existing facility at the Oberhonnefeld-Gierend location (Rhineland-Palatinate). Holzwerke van Roje strengthened its own processing with the installation of an automated ...
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More Swedish innovation: Cardboard wall studs

More Swedish innovation: Cardboard wall studs

Wood Tube: Climate Smart Studs Made of Paper ~ Among the many difficulties that the construction industry currently faces, confronting the climate emergency continues to be one of the main ...
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World’s first fully bio-based furniture board

World’s first fully bio-based furniture board

World’s first fully bio-based furniture board is born from the cooperation of Stora Enso and Koskisen Oy Finnish plywood manufacturer Koskisen is the first company to start using the bio-based ...
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FTMA launches timber podcasts

FTMA launches timber podcasts

The Frame & Truss Manufacturers Association of Australia (FTMA) are proud to launch their new Podcast series ‘F&T Time with Kersten Gentle’. “We haven’t been able to sit and have ...
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Looking inside a mass timber manufacturing operation

Looking inside a mass timber manufacturing operation

This video discusses mass timber manufacturing and shows an advanced mass timber factory in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada (Element5). Building components are modelled using 3D modelling software and then translated ...
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Public share float of Carter Holt Harvey?

Public share float of Carter Holt Harvey?

One of the New Zealand sharemarket's former heavyweights may be destined to return, in name at least, according to Australian media reports. The Australian Financial Review is reporting that the ...
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Practical training improving leadership skills

Practical training improving leadership skills

Leadership training for those working in the primary industries including forestry is helping people to lead others. Andy Smith, principal of training provider About Life in New Zealand, says typically ...
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NZ Timber Design Centre launched

NZ Timber Design Centre launched

An agreement to create an industry advisory service for New Zealand’s building designers will promote and facilitate greater use of timber in New Zealand buildings, says Te Uru Rākau – ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 45

WoodTECH News | Issue 45

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Biofuel announcements on both sides of the Tasman continue to pop up – almost daily now. Better utilisation of forest residues has moved ...
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Nature’s Flame wood pellets company sold

Nature’s Flame wood pellets company sold

Norske Skog has entered into agreement with Talley’s Group, a New Zealand based dairy, fishing, produce and food company, to sell the Nature’s Flame pellets company for NZD 47.8 million ...
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Timberlink chooses hsbcad software for NeXTimber®

Timberlink chooses hsbcad software for NeXTimber®

Timberlink Australia is delighted to partner with hsbcad, supplying an end-to-end software solution for NeXTimber Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT). hsbcad has been selected following an ...
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Hyne partners UK-based wood products business

Hyne partners UK-based wood products business

The Hyne Group (Hyne Timber and XLam) is pleased to announce a partnership with UK-based James Jones & Sons Limited (JJSL), bringing together a combined 320 years of family-owned sawmilling ...
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New biomass boiler installed by timber processor

New biomass boiler installed by timber processor

South East Pine Sales in South Australia, has installed a new biomass boiler at its Wandilo facility, which will generate steam for their timber drying kilns and increase the efficiency ...
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Specialist wood fuel suggested by Genesis

Specialist wood fuel suggested by Genesis

Genesis Energy believes converting part of the Huntly power station to run on biofuel could be economic, but it will need a source of the specialist wood fuel needed to ...
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OneFortyOne saw-shop upgrade

OneFortyOne saw-shop upgrade

OneFortyOne is committed to ensuring they remain one of the most progressive and efficient mills in Australasia. By investing in new technology, they are continuing towards their objective of valuing ...
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Construction starts on AU$63 million plant

Construction starts on AU$63 million plant

Construction has started on a AU$63 million state-of-the-art timber plant at Tarpeena in the South East which will revolutionise South Australia’s timber manufacturing industry and create local jobs. Timberlink’s NeXTimber ...
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Astonishing speed and meticulous fabrication with mass timber

Astonishing speed and meticulous fabrication with mass timber

When Developer Parklea engaged i2C Architects to design their new corporate headquarters in Melbourne’s southeast, they specified that they wanted it to be as sustainable and close to carbon-neutral as ...
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Getting smart about wood manufacturing!

Getting smart about wood manufacturing!

The companies innovating and adapting for a changing industry A commitment to new technologies for productivity and safetyManufacturing company Timberlink has continually optimised its processes and looked to future industry ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 44

WoodTECH News | Issue 44

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. This is the first issue of 2022 and how things have changed since we last corresponded. Omicron has been an unwelcome game-changer in ...
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AU$6m investment in Tasmanian wood processing

AU$6m investment in Tasmanian wood processing

The Tasmanian Government is investing in our AU$1.2 billion timber and forestry industry to gain higher returns by increasing value-added production and supporting more jobs in regional Tasmania. Seven projects ...
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Weinig launches 'pay-as-you-use' equipment service

Weinig launches ‘pay-as-you-use’ equipment service

More flexibility dealing with market and economic fluctuations as well as access to the latest technologies: that is the promise of the new “Woodworking as a Service” business model, which ...
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