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AU$14 m investment in WA mill

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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 of an AU$14 million dollar investment from Parkside Timber, as it retires its dry millat Greenbushes to upgrade the Manjimup facility. A spokesperson for Parkside said recruitment had already started, …

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Softwood sawn timber testing facility set up

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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 industry is likely to reap rewards for years to come. The state-of-the art laboratory, established at The University of South Australia’s (UniSA) Mawson Lakes campus, has been fitted with the …

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New sustainable biocide into more markets

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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 complete system with equipment, processes, and resins. IWT-Moldrup uses a resin, which protects the wood againsttermites and other insects and it creates a solid and bio-friendlydurability in low-cost wood species …

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Early Expressions of interest – WoodTECH 2021

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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 stops already being put on most shows well into 2021, we’re confident, that WoodTECH 2021 will run this year in New Zealand and Australia on 3-4 August. In fact, it’s …

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Managing moisture content in the supply chain

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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 a cause of concern, and University of Tasmania researchers want to hear industry’s first-hand experience with these changes and the problems that they can generate. “Timber’s MC can change significantly …

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Timberlink selects site for new CLT &GLT plant

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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 softwood, state-of-the-art CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) and GLT (Glue Laminated Timber) manufacturing facility. Initially creating 27 full-time permanent jobs, then rising to 50 jobs once the plant reaches its capacity. …

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Latest edition quarterly Timber Market Survey out

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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 products were within +/-0.1%. Treated F7 product prices showed slightly larger movements that were in a downwards direction and ranged between -0.4% and -0.2%. Mixed results were seen in treated …