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European importers deliver price increases 

Through to mid-2018, European producers who were importing dressed sawn softwood products to Australia raised their prices significantly, even as they grew their market share. According to IndustryEdge, that trend is continuing. Source: Timberbiz Speaking to Daily Timber News, the man
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Hyne celebrates start of new GLT plant

Hyne Timber was joined by the Acting Premier and Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, the Honourable Cameron Dick, local member, Bruce Saunders MP and Mayor, George Seymour to officially turn the first sod ahead of construction of its new Glue La
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Massive growth expected in global CLT market

The global cross laminated timber (CLT) market expected to reach USD1606 million in 2024, growing at a CAGR of 15% between 2018 and 2024. The cross laminated timber (CLT) market is likely to be driven by rising product demand for construction and building applications, due to its cost
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Importer fined for breaching illegal logging laws

A Queensland-based importer has been fined $12,600 for ongoing non-compliance with Australia’s illegal logging laws, becoming the first company to be penalised under the legislation. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Richard Colbeck said the penalty was a timely r
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Study options open in timber durability

Timber is one of the world’s most important renewable construction materials and Australia remains a leader in the field. Its durability is an important aspect of performance, particularly with Australia’s climate extremes and voracious termites. The National Centre for Timber Durabil
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A 35-year career in forestry ends for Bob Germantse

Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Bob Germantse is retiring as Snowy Region Manager following a 35-year career dedicated to the forestry industry. Mr Germanste is based in Tumut and said his career reflects the opportunities that the forestry industry can offer. Source: Timberbiz “Looking
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Green buildings no longer lead by Romilly Madew

The Green Building Council of Australia’s long-serving leader, Romilly Madew, has been appointed chief executive officer of Infrastructure Australia. Ms Madew’s appointment was announced by the Infrastructure Australia Board and welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack. Sou
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Tasmanian timber camp wins world prize

A Tasmanian building was awarded a highly-commended prize at the World Architecture Festival for the Best Use of Certified Timber. Nicola Leonardi, Koray Malhan and Mark Thompson awarded the first highly commended prize to Krakani Lumi – a standing camp in Tasmania designed by Taylor
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Growing colour-full wood in New Zealand

Staining or painting timber is the traditional way to add colour to wooden products, but that colour is only surface deep and any scratching or resurfacing can remove the colour. Now a full thickness colour technology has been developed by Scion that fixes a colourful dye throughout t
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Skills Standards Development Projects Update

Advances in Woodmachining and Sawdoctoring Project and the Sawmill Timber and Process Optimisation Project are currently in the development phase. These projects commenced with the establishment of Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) in late August 2018. Following feedback and consul
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