Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News.
Last month marked the 100th anniversary of the granting of the patent for Cross-Laminated Timber. Yes, that’s right, 100 years ago. While the technology has been around for a long time, only recently has it become a significant player for mass timber being used in ‘new’ multi-storey building developments. A large number of Australian and New Zealand CLT multi-storey buildings have recently been constructed or are near completion.
Timberlink celebrated a very important milestone in August with the first GLT beam rolling off the presses as part of the commissioning of their new CLT and GLT manufacturing facility at Tarpeena. Full production for Australia’s only combined Radiata pine CLT and GLT facility is still scheduled for October of this year.
The industry is again on the front foot with another campaign to positively influence public perception of wood. FWPA’s new AU$1.8 million advertising campaign has launched. This year, the campaign is highlighting and reinforcing the role timber plays in tackling climate change and building a sustainable future. In New Zealand, the Timber Design Centre has also been relaunched as Timber Inlimited to be more accessible and better educate and inform builders, designers and architects.
Stories this issue:
- Cross Laminated Timber turns 100 this week!
- New lead for Wood Solutions programs
- First GLT beam from Timberlink’s new plant
- Tasmania’s first timber high-rise building taking shape
- AU$1.8M 2023 Ultimate Renewable™ campaign unveiled
- Study reveals growth potential for timber industry
- Pacific Rim hardwood chip trade decline forecast
- Timber Unlimited launched in NZ
- Altus wood pellets business in receivership
So, sit back, grab a drink, and join us as we delve into the latest news and developments in the world of wood processing and manufacturing.
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