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WoodTECH 2020 Webinar Series – Starts 13 July

In Issue27, Issue27p1, WT Event by FIEALeave a Comment

WoodTECH 2020 is now just around the corner. Starting on Monday 13 July 2020, wood processing and manufacturing companies from throughout Australasia will log into the first of six one-hour WoodTECH 2020 webinars. WoodTECH 2020 showcases local and international leaders and the early adopters of new and emerging technologies best suited for local wood manufacturing operations. It covers industry 4.0 …

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Latest quarterly Timber Market Survey results

In Issue27, Issue27p1 by FIEALeave a Comment

The Australian Timber Market Survey (TMS) results show prices for untreated MGP products remained stable over the March quarter 2020. Treated sleeper and treated decking prices were also relatively stable over the period, showing only slight upward price movements. Price movements for panel products were mostly in an upwards direction, with price increases for plywood and MDF products ranging between …

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Saw-shop instructional videos available

In Issue27, Issue27p2 by FIEALeave a Comment

This month we’ve included three short instructional videos aimed at sawmilling and wood manufacturing operators, both saw-shop and production staff. They’re part of a series of Tech Tips brought to you by Josh Bergen of Precision Machinery. The company is well known to wood processing companies in this part of the world with Josh having presented at recent sawmilling and …

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Global 3RT hardwood manufacturing contract secured

In Issue27, Issue27p2 by FIEALeave a Comment

Experts in IoT and wood manufacturing join forces – Bosch Manufacturing Solutions will partner with 3RT in a contract for the production automation of manufactured hardwood – Connected manufacturing equipment will be managed remotely – First production cells to be launched in 2021 Bosch Manufacturing Solutions will supply digital production units to 3RT for the global manufacture of sustainable hardwood. …

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Canadians buying European sawmills

In Issue27, Issue27p3 by FIEALeave a Comment

Canfor Corporation has announced that its 70%-owned subsidiary, Vida Group, has entered into an agreement to purchase three sawmills located in Sweden from Bergs Timber for a purchase price of CAD$43 million plus working capital. “We are excited that Vida’s strong performance and balance sheet has enabled them to grow their operating footprint in Sweden,” said Don Kayne, President and …

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Lignin-based resin developed for plywood

In Issue27, Issue27p3 by FIEALeave a Comment

Latvijas Finieris has together with Stora Enso taken the next steps towards replacing phenol – in resins used in plywood – with lignin. This new lignin-based glue significantly reduces the carbon footprint of plywood products all the way from production to final end-use applications without compromising on technical performance. Stora Enso has been working on developing lignin-based resin since 2017 …

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Euro 15 million wood impregnation plant ordered

In Issue27, Issue27p3 by FIEALeave a Comment

A leading supplier of wood impregnation and thermal treatment plants, IWT-Moldrup, with offices in Denmark and Singapore, has secured an order to supply wood impregnation plant and material handling equipment to a project with a total value of more than 15 million Euros. Nina Moldrup, 3rd generation in the family-run business, says that the new plant has a capacity of …

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Northland Forestry student receives scholarship

In Issue27, Issue27p3 by FIEALeave a Comment

Northland student Camryn Stewart has received an academic scholarship from Waipu-based timber manufacturer Northpine. In her fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Forestry Science at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Camryn says the financial grant from Northpine is a huge help to put towards her course fees and costs. “As a student, you don’t really have a …