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Timberlink announces new CLT & GLT brand

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Timberlink Australia has unveiled the new brand for their forthcoming engineered wood products building solutions range – NeXTimber® by Timberlink NeXTimber by Timberlink will manufacture Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) products. Backed by a AU$63 million capital investment, the NeXTimber range will be manufactured on Australia’s first combined world-scale softwoods CLT and GLT manufacturing line, within …

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Record profits for European & Nth American sawmills

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Sawmills in Europe and North America enjoyed record profits during the first half of 2021, but fell in the 3Q when lumber prices plunged. Sawmill profits in North America and Europe continued to rise in the spring and early summer of 2021, surging to all-time highs on both continents. With lumber prices reaching unprecedented levels and costs for sawlogs moving …

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WoodTECH 2022 – focus on Sawmilling

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Third time lucky. In fact, all going to plan, it will be three long years since sawmillers and saw-doctors’ last met up outside of their mill environment. Covid 19 torpedoed the WoodTECH event planned to run in New Zealand in September of this year along with every other event across the region. Planning for WoodTECH 2022 is now already well …

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Intelligent City opens its first urban housing factory

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After developing and commissioning robotic technology to provide turn-key homes, Intelligent City has begun building urban housing projects in the company’s new factory on River Road in North Delta, British Columbia. This marks the completion of an extensive testing agenda to verify the performance of the company’s Platforms for Life (P4L) building system in accordance with the Encapsulated Mass Timber …

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Hazard classification update for fungicides underway

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A proposal to update the hazard classification of two fungicides, in line with changes recently made in the European Union and Australia, is now open for public submissions. New Zealand’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has initiated an application for a modified reassessment of the fungicides, propiconazole and tebuconazole. Both are active ingredients in timber treatments, and are also pesticides used …

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OneFortyOne investing NZ$11m in Kaituna mill

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OneFortyOne has committed to invest NZ$11 million dollars in its Kaituna Sawmill over the next three years. General Manager of Kaituna Sawmill Tracy Goss said the NZ$11 million investment consists of three major projects to increase the sawmill’s drying and treating capacity. “With an improvement in our processing capability onsite, it also means 20 less trucks on the road every …

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Careers through 3 AKD talent programmes

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It’s full steam ahead at AKD with the announcement of their 2022 intake of Apprentices, Graduates and Gap Year employees. As the Australian community finally starts emerging from the past 12 months’ challenges, AKD will bring in over 30 new employees through three talent programs across the country. Clark Rodger, General Manager – Human Resources at AKD said “the opportunities …

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AI coming to a log turner near you…?

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One of the issues that sawmills encounter is in setting equipment control parameters. In a perfect world, the information inputted would yield the expected end results. But, as many process control and optimization personnel at sawmills know, that’s not always the case. Working towards the digital transformation of the wood products sector, FPInnovations has been looking at ways to improve …

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LSI Rebrands as Arxada

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LSI, a global specialty chemicals business with leading positions in Microbial Control Solutions (‘MCS’) and Specialty Products Solutions (‘SPS’), today announces that it has rebranded as Arxada, effective from 21 October 2021. The new name follows the Company’s launch as an independent business in July 2021, after the completion of the sale of Lonza Specialty Ingredients from Lonza Group.   …