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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Timberlink unveils world class scanning system at Bell Bay

Timberlink has unveiled its new world-class Green Mill Vision Scanning System at its manufacturing facility at Bell Bay in Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz The $5.5m co-investment in the continuing upgrade and modernisation of Tasmania’s largest softwood timber manufacturing plant is suppo
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Finland’s design awards recognise Ponsse’s Future Cabin

One of the most significant design awards in Finland was given to the Ponsse Scorpion’s Future Cabin. In addition to Ponsse, Fennia Prize recognitions were given to Posti Group Corporation, Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd and Myssyfarmi Oy. Source: Timberbiz In the design of Future Cabin, the
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Russian timber bans put pressure on Japanese timber industries

The global lumber industry has experienced turbulent times over the past year or so due to lumber shortages, which in turn has caused lumber prices to skyrocket. Russia’s war with Ukraine now poses a new challenge to the industry, as the world economy may have to be without Russia, a
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US-based Sylvamo Corporation will exit Russia

Sylvamo owns the Svetogorsk Pulp and Paper Mill in Leningrad region, Russia. The Svetogorsk mill employs more than 1700 people and produces printing papers, liquid packaging board and innovative BCTMP. Source: Lesprom The plant is also the main supplier of water and electricity for th
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Environmental data of New Zealand – all in one place

New Zealand’s seven Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) have created the National Environmental Data Centre (NEDC) website to make the environmental information held by CRIs more accessible to all New Zealanders. Source: Timberbiz The datasets include a huge range of information from cli
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Wood product imports from Russian Federation

March 2022 saw imports to Australia of wood products from the Russian Federation valued at $10.4 million on a free-on-board basis. Source: IndustryEdge The majority of the value – $6.883 million – was for ‘Builders Joinery’. IndustryEdge’s detailed analysis shows almost all of those i
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Environmental Forestry 2022 Conference

The FIEA Environmental Forestry Conference will be running in conjunction with a pre-conference workshop hosted by Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service. These combined events are running on 28-29 June 2022 in Rotorua, New Zealand. . Source: Timberbiz Improving our environmental p
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Strong home sales for 2022 despite recent drop

Sales of new detached homes fell by 1.2% in April leaving sales for the first four months of 2022 stronger than the same period in 2021. The Housing Industry Association New Home Sales report – a monthly survey of the largest volume home builders in the five largest states – is a lead
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Tour to Tumut for the Department of Agriculture

Six officials from the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment were given a first-hand look at the importance of the timber industry on a tour of the Tumut/Tumbarumba region organised by the Murray Region Forestry Hub. Source: Timberbiz The MRFH is one of 11 Commo
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