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Nature’s Flame wood pellets company sold

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Norske Skog has entered into agreement with Talley’s Group, a New Zealand based dairy, fishing, produce and food company, to sell the Nature’s Flame pellets company for NZD 47.8 million. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2022. “Nature’s Flame is a company producing high quality and sustainable energy pellets from wood residues, and thus the …

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Timberlink chooses hsbcad software for NeXTimber®

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Timberlink Australia is delighted to partner with hsbcad, supplying an end-to-end software solution for NeXTimber Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT). hsbcad has been selected following an extensive international review to find the best suite of integrated software tools for project management, digital modelling, manufacturing, and logistics planning of NeXTimber CLT & GLT projects. The decision to …

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Hyne partners UK-based wood products business

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The Hyne Group (Hyne Timber and XLam) is pleased to announce a partnership with UK-based James Jones & Sons Limited (JJSL), bringing together a combined 320 years of family-owned sawmilling heritage to pursue growth opportunities. JJSL traces its history back 180 years and five generations and is today recognised as one of the most innovative and efficient timber producers in …

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New biomass boiler installed by timber processor

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South East Pine Sales in South Australia, has installed a new biomass boiler at its Wandilo facility, which will generate steam for their timber drying kilns and increase the efficiency of drying timber. SE Pine Sales received an AU$88,000 grant issued by PIRSA towards the project, as part of the AU$12m State Government’s Regional Growth Fund. The boiler will speed …

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Specialist wood fuel suggested by Genesis

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Genesis Energy believes converting part of the Huntly power station to run on biofuel could be economic, but it will need a source of the specialist wood fuel needed to be created in New Zealand, which the government could assist in setting up. Genesis chief executive Marc England said preliminary work showed converting two of the Rankine units at the …

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OneFortyOne saw-shop upgrade

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OneFortyOne is committed to ensuring they remain one of the most progressive and efficient mills in Australasia. By investing in new technology, they are continuing towards their objective of valuing every strand of wood fibre that they process. OneFortyOne has invested $40 million since purchasing the Jubilee Sawmill in 2018. As part of this investment, OneFortyOne has chosen ISELI equipment …

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Construction starts on AU$63 million plant

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Construction has started on a AU$63 million state-of-the-art timber plant at Tarpeena in the South East which will revolutionise South Australia’s timber manufacturing industry and create local jobs. Timberlink’s NeXTimber facililty, which has received AU$2 million from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, will be Australia’s first combined Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing plant. “Timberlink’s new …

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Astonishing speed and meticulous fabrication with mass timber

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When Developer Parklea engaged i2C Architects to design their new corporate headquarters in Melbourne’s southeast, they specified that they wanted it to be as sustainable and close to carbon-neutral as possible. i2C Architects looked to cross-laminated (CLT) and glue-laminated timber (GLT), supplied by Cusp Building Solutions, to achieve the objectives. In addition to the environmental benefits, choosing CLT and GLT …

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Getting smart about wood manufacturing!

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The companies innovating and adapting for a changing industry A commitment to new technologies for productivity and safety Manufacturing company Timberlink has continually optimised its processes and looked to future industry trends at its Bell Bay, Tasmania and Tarpeena, South Australia sites. Both premises have received major upgrades in the past few years. The company has invested AU$90 million into …