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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 41

WoodTECH News | Issue 41

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. As we mentioned back in July, WoodTECH 2021 was pushed back to 2022 due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and the 'post-Covid' building boom. We can now outline plans for the revamped WoodTECH 2022 event. It will be hosted 18-19 May 2022 in Rotorua New Zealand and streamed live online. This means that, for our ...
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OneFortyOne’s Kaituna sawmill award winners

OneFortyOne’s Kaituna sawmill award winners

Kaituna Sawmill opened its doors to the New Zealand Minister for Climate Change, the Hon James Shaw, and 50 guests as part of a Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards field day ...
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Timberlink announces new LOSP treatment plant

Timberlink announces new LOSP treatment plant

Timberlink has announced the next stage in the evolution of their Tarpeena manufacturing facility with the installation of a new state-of-the-art treatment plant. The treatment plant will produce LOSP treated ...
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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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WoodTECH Update - Issue 36

WoodTECH Update – Issue 36

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. We're pleased to announce the new programme for our upcoming event, WoodTECH 2021. Due to lingering issues around Covid-19 travel, we will only ...
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WoodTECH 2021 linking NZ and Australian sawmills

WoodTECH 2021 linking NZ and Australian sawmills

For over 20 years now, sawmillers and saw-doctors have been meeting every two years in New Zealand and in Australia. The occasion? The WoodTECH series. It’s run by the Forest ...
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Ladenburger optimise their Wood Procurement with Trimble Forestry

Ladenburger optimise their Wood Procurement with Trimble Forestry

One of Germany’s largest sawmills, Ladenburger digitalize their workflow with CFBusiness. Ladenburger was looking for a paper-free, staffless receiving department and an automated and digital display of log and wood ...
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Log supply not the cause of timber shortage

Log supply not the cause of timber shortage

New Zealand forest organisations have joined to reject statements that the current shortage of framing timber is caused by foresters selling logs to China and not leaving enough timber to ...
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Extension of HomeBuilder start date

Extension of HomeBuilder start date

The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) and Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) have both welcomed the Federal Government’s extension to the timeframe for construction commencements under its HomeBuilder ...
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Managing timber’s moisture content in the supply chain

Managing timber’s moisture content in the supply chain

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 a cause ...
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AU$16m kilns upgrade for Jubilee Sawmill

AU$16m kilns upgrade for Jubilee Sawmill

OneFortyOne has further strengthened its commitment to the Green Triangle region with a $16 million dollar capital investment at the Jubilee Sawmill. The first of two new Continuous Drying Kilns ...
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ITI Timspec expanding in NZ

ITI Timspec expanding in NZ

After 20 years Timspec will be moving in early 2022 to a new much larger site. ITI Timspec is pleased to announce the exchange of contracts to purchase a property ...
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Structural timber supply short for at least six months

Structural timber supply short for at least six months

One of Australia’s largest structural timber manufacturers, Timberlink Australia, which has mills in South Australia’s South East and in Tasmania, was among the Radiata pine processors that have ramped up ...
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New CLT plant’s commissioning brought forward

New CLT plant’s commissioning brought forward

The opening of a new wood processing plant in Rotorua in a few weeks will help alleviate New Zealand’s timber shortage, say Red Stag group CEO, Marty Verry. The plant, ...
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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 ...
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