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Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers’ annual report

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers’ (KIPT) annual report was released recently and the company has said that it was issued without any qualification or emphasis from the auditor. KIPT is a publicly listed company. Source: Timberbiz In a media statement KIPT said that its conservative
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Top 5: Market Points from IndustryEdge

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au 608,599 bdmt – Aust
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Improvements on the cards for industry statistics

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is developing opportunities to improve the way industry statistics are collected in a number of key areas, such as safety. Source: Timberbiz A specific data-sharing portal has been established for the aggregation of safety data and FWPA is p
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AFPA annual report released

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has released its annual report for the 2017/2018 year and in it  Chief Executive Officer Ross Hampton said the association has had a strong year, growing in membership, capacity, capability and influence. Source: Timberbiz He said that
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More Dangerous Designs

Launched in 2016, Dangerous Designs is an online competition to promote the use of wood and wood products in sustainable design and encourage the commercialisation of appropriate designs. Two of the latest Dangerous Designs winners were: Loft Bench by Scott van Tuil, in the Open categ
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Mitsui to build and operate at KI Seaport

International infrastructure and timber marketing group Mitsui expects to build and operate the woodchip handling facilities at the proposed KI Seaport, under an agreement signed with Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT). Source: Timberbiz KIPT has signed an exclusivity agreement
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Next Gen Timber Products and Systems

On Thursday 13 September Forest & Wood Products Australia in conjunction with ARC and Future TimberHub held a one day event focusing on Next Generation Timber Products and Systems in Melbourne which attracted overseas and Australian presenters. Source: Timberbiz The seminar and wo
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The robots are coming!

Robots are likely to have a bigger role in timber processing as they take over work that is dirty, dangerous or difficult. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key message of Troy Krogh, regional director of Scott Automation & Robotics, to the WoodTech conference in Melbourn
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Top 5: Market Points from IndustryEdge

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au 73,359 m3 – imports
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A billion trees for Australia in new Liberal plan

Australia’s renewable timber and wood-fibre industry will be better prepared for future challenges and opportunities with the support of the Australian Government’s National Forest Industries Plan – Growing a better Australia. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Agriculture and Water Resou
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