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Real time saw monitoring systems profiled

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Real time saw monitoring systems profiled As part of the upcoming WoodTECH 2019 series running in September for local sawmilling companies, new systems for non-contact real time saw performance monitoring will be profiled. As part of the practical programme set up, Josh Bergen from Precision Machinery, Canada and Justin Williams, Williams & White, Canada will be outlining their systems, both …

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NZ$13.5 million CNI debarking operation opened

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Timberlands Limited (TL) and Kaingaroa Timberlands (KT) are proud to announce the opening of our new Murupara based log de-barker on Wednesday 22 May. Commissioned as an alternative to Methyl Bromide treatment for log exports (to China) the plant is expected to debark 660,000 tonnes in the first year of operation, rising to 1 million tonnes in the second year. …

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Laminex Australia to restart production

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Laminex Australia has unveiled an innovative business partnership to enable expansion of its South East Queensland manufacturing operations, whilst also securing 42 local jobs in Gympie by taking over the operation of a particleboard plant destined for closure. A long-standing Australian manufacturer and trusted name in quality products and design, Laminex Australia has assumed control of the former Carter Holt …

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Second thermal modification chamber added

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Jartek delivered to New Zealand based Donelley Sawmillers Ltd the first wood thermal modification chamber and thermal oil boiler plant in 2017. During 2018, this plant with one 35m3 chamber was unable to satisfy the growing demand of thermally modified Radiata Pine. The company decided to invest in a second chamber. This new chamber was commissioned was commissioned in March …

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World’s fastest band saw line commissioned

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In August 2017, the first logs were sawn on Norra Timber’s new line at its sawmill in Sävar, Sweden. The line was designed with the bold notion of being the fastest band saw line ever conceived. During the summer of 2018 the facility reached its full capacity with the installation of its third LogMaster HPS resaw. In the USNR Millwide …

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Timberlink welcomes commitment to invest

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Timberlink has welcomed the announcements from both the Australian Liberal and Labor Parties that they will provide AU$3.5 million to complete their Bell Bay Softwood Mill upgrade. “This bipartisan support from both sides of politics is great news for our employees and the broader George Town community”, Timberlink’s David Oliver said. “The Bell Bay Softwood Mill employs nearly 200 people …