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Nippon Paper invents new paper based material

Nippon Paper Industries (NPI) has developed functional materials that have the features and characteristics of minerals through its unique technologies of fixing and compounding particulate minerals and pulp (cellulose fibers), a raw material in paper, with each other. Source: Lesprom
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‘Controversial’ Super Bowl Ad crashes 84 Lumber’s Website

“The Service is unavailable” Those were the words you’d find if you tried going to following 84 Lumber’s “controversial” Super Bowl ad on Sunday. Source: The Huffington Post The ad featured a Spanish-speaking mother and daughter apparently traveling from Mexico to the Un
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Forest Corp’s biggest buy since 1980s

The New South Wales Government is not ruling out further expansion of its forestry business after making its biggest acquisition since the 1980s. Source: ABC News The Forestry Corporation has bought 7000 hectares of pine plantation and plantable land near the timber towns of Oberon, T
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Eastland Wood Council awards

The Eastland Wood Council is celebrating its eighth annual awards and looks forward to recognising top performers and heroes of the industry and the Eastland Wood Council – Skilled Professional of the Year. Source: Timberbiz The official opening for nominations was the beginning Febru
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VicForests fires back at fire management

An opinion piece in The Age (13/11/2017) ‘Mature trees at the root of forest fire management’ re-hashes claims that timber harvesting increases risk during a major bushfire. Source: Timberbiz A study undertaken by the University of Melbourne (Attiwill et al, 2013), in conjunction with
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Push for wooden buildings to outlive earthquakes

Jon Tanner, chief executive of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association says a wooden building weighs less than a steel concrete structure with obvious benefits in both construction and resilience in an earthquake. Source: Stuff NZ After all it is standard for aircraft compon
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MobileTECH in March

In just under two months, Rotorua will be playing host to nearly 300 industry representatives from throughout the primary industries sector when MobileTECH arrives. Source: Timberbiz MobileTECH 2017 is a major industry conference focusing on new technologies and innovations designed a
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New Deputy MD at HIA

The Housing Industry Association has appointed Graham Wolfe as Deputy Managing Director. Source: Timberbiz “The position of Deputy Managing Director is a new role within the Association,” said HIA’s Managing Director, Shane Goodwin. “This new position reflects the rapidly evolving, dy
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Heyfield Mill not the only one in trouble

Australian Sustainable Hardwoods is not the only local business sweating on a new long-term supply deal for the Heyfield sawmill. Source: Latrobe Valley Express Morwell-based operation Fisher’s Timber Preservation receives 40% of its business treating ASH product and is at risk of clo
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