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WoodTECH 2021 | 3-4 August 2021, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND & Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

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WoodTECH Update - Issue 35

WoodTECH Update – Issue 35

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Last month we mentioned that the programme for WoodTECH 2021 was in development. Every two years, this technology event focuses on sawmilling and saws. It’s one that we’re really excited about and one that will be quite different to past events. While WoodTECH is well known for bringing down 20 to 30 international equipment ...
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NZ manufacturers being left behind

NZ manufacturers being left behind

New Zealand manufacturers are being left behind as other countries build up support for their manufacturing industries through COVID-19 and beyond, says the New Zealand Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association ...
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H2F treated framing: Disposing of a myth

H2F treated framing: Disposing of a myth

It has been suggested that the reuse of H2F framing at the end of a building’s life may pose a substantial problem in 20-30 years. This article explains the nature ...
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AU$14 m investment in WA mill

AU$14 m investment in WA mill

Manjimup in Western Australia will receive an economic boost this year, with the re-activation of a local timber processing centre creating 65 full-time jobs. The new jobs are the result ...
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Softwood sawn timber testing facility set up

Softwood sawn timber testing facility set up

A research project that’s looking into the mechanical properties of softwood sawn timber has resulted in the establishment of a world-leading, dedicated timber testing facility in South Australia, from which ...
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New sustainable biocide into more markets

New sustainable biocide into more markets

The introduction of BIOBIOWOOD provides the wood industry a sustainable solution that can turn softwoods and soft hardwoods into premium hardwoods without the use of biocides. IWT-Moldrup is providing a ...
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Early Expressions of interest - WoodTECH 2021

Early Expressions of interest – WoodTECH 2021

Plans are now well underway for ustralasia’s major sawmilling event, WoodTECH 2021. Despite major woodworking tradeshows, exhibitions and conferences throughout Europe, North America and Asia been cancelled in 2020 and ...
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Managing moisture content in the supply chain

Managing moisture content in the supply chain

The timber industry is being encouraged to share their experience in managing timber’s moisture content (MC) in the supply chain. Unexpected MC changes in timber and wood products can be ...
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Timberlink selects site for new CLT &GLT plant

Timberlink selects site for new CLT &GLT plant

Timberlink’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Tyson, is pleased to advise that after a significant review of possible locations, the Timberlink Tarpeena sawmill site has been selected to build Australia’s first ...
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Latest edition quarterly Timber Market Survey out

Latest edition quarterly Timber Market Survey out

Prices in Australia for untreated MGP products remained relatively stable over the September quarter 2020. Price movements for MGP10 products ranged between 0.1% and 0.3%, while price movements for MGP12 ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 32

WoodTECH Update – Issue 32

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. December is finally here and what a year it’s been. COVID-19, the biggest pandemic in 100 years, has seen countries shutdown, borders closed ...
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New timber engineering online course offered

New timber engineering online course offered

Presented by timber engineering experts Jon Shanks and Geoff Boughton, the six modules offer engineers the opportunity to increase their knowledge so they can design and specify timber products with ...
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CuNap timber treatment gaining traction

CuNap timber treatment gaining traction

IWT-Moldrup, a 3rd generation company who design and supply processes andequipment for timber treatment, including industrial wood modification, are now supplying the worldwide first dedicated Cu-Nap plant as an environmentally ...
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Wellons expands into Australasia

Wellons expands into Australasia

For over 50 years, Wellons has been a leading supplier of biomass-fired energy systems, timber dry systems, and related products and services to North American and international forest products companies ...
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Southland sawmill sold

Southland sawmill sold

The sale of a Southland sawmill has been described as “devastating” for the local community, but the company that has bought it plans to integrate the mill into its own ...
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Big River Forest Hill mill to shut

Big River Forest Hill mill to shut

Big River Industries has announced its Forest Hill mill will be closing, cutting 50 jobs as they consolidate operations at their home base in Grafton, NSW. “Some relocation opportunities to ...
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Zippered wood twists the standard 2x4

Zippered wood twists the standard 2×4

Researchers at the University of British Columbia's HiLo Lab, University of Colorado, Denver's LoDo Lab, and HouMinn Practice push the potential of the ubiquitous wood member. The "aha!" moment at ...
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Extensive timber durability trial underway

Extensive timber durability trial underway

A research project led FWPA’s National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life has commenced a testing program for materials used in Hazard Class H3, which covers applications that are ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 31

WoodTECH Update – Issue 31

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. In this month’s issue, we start with a new world record for CLT panels. Using TS3 technology, the Austrian timber building includes a huge ...
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World record: 650m2 large CLT panel

World record: 650m2 large CLT panel

In the Austrian province of Vorarlberg, a timber construction is currently being built with a 650m2 cross laminated timber panel. That is a world record! The TS3 technology makes it ...
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Apprenticeship and new graduate positions opened up

Apprenticeship and new graduate positions opened up

AKD is answering the call to support Australian job creation by announcing over 20 new apprenticeship positions and new graduate positions in 2021. The challenges of this year are well ...
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Timber manufacturing plant location being weighed up

Timber manufacturing plant location being weighed up

The tiny South Australian town of Tarpeena is hoping to wrestle an AU$60 million timber processing facility from metropolitan Melbourne to secure dozens of new jobs. While the pandemic has ...
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Responding to regulation changes for wood dust exposure

Responding to regulation changes for wood dust exposure

New research is aimed at preparing the forest and wood products industry to best respond to potential revised regulations around wood dust exposure levels. Operations across the timber supply chain, ...
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Financial support for NZ timber industry

Financial support for NZ timber industry

Four Bay of Plenty timber businesses will receive investments totalling nearly NZ$22 million through New Zealand’s Provincial Growth Fund to boost the local economy and create jobs, Regional Economic Development ...
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