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timberbiz -2 days ago

Friday analysis: timber supply is a challenge all over the world

The demand for timber for houses in particular is on fire. And it’s not just in Australia; it’s worldwide. In the United States prices have gone up 300% or 400%. The Canadian supply is going down fast. Source: Bruce Mitchell for Timberbiz In Australia sawmills have greatly increased production by adding shifts and are running flat out to feed a market ignited by the incredibly successful HomeB...

What Wood -5 days ago

Construction of $ 47 million Canadian CLT plant to start in summer 2021

In summer 2021, the Eco Development Group wants to start building a $ 47 million CLT plant at the Parry Sound Area Industrial Park to produce house kits for use in residential construction. Andrey Vovchenko, general manager at Eco Development Group, told Northern Ontario Business the company plans to introduce European technologies and building concepts […]...

What Wood -1 week ago

Russian customer receives Segezha Group’s first shipment of CLT panels

In March 2021, the new Sokol CLT plant shipped Russia’s first mass-produced cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels to its first customer, a buyer in the Leningrad Region. The plant belongs to Segezha Group, a Sistema JSFC company. The CLT panels will be used in the construction of a single-family custom home, particularly as load-bearing components, mainly […]...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Hyne’s new ammo in the fight for CLT and Glulam use

Between Hyne Timber and Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions (RNM), hundreds of jobs have been created in Maryborough for both shorter term construction and ongoing manufacturing capability into the future. Source: Timberbiz As Hyne Timber was finalising construction of a new Glue Laminated Timber plant in Maryborough’s Industrial Estate, Maryborough born and bred Robert Nioa, Chief Executive of NIOA and ...

What Wood -2 weeks ago

Ladozhsky DSK started producing CLT

Ladozhsky DSK launched CLT production in the village of Avrovo (Leningrad region). The installed equipment was manufactured by Minda, a German company. Upon reaching the design capacity, the enterprise will produce products worth 19 billion rubles per year....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

reDirect wood waste and create new wood products

Australian Panels and recycler reDirect will join forces to recover clean wood waste. reDirect Recycling will develop and operate integrated resource recovery centres to recover clean wood waste that can be used in advanced manufacturing techniques. A focus of Australian Panel Products is to create high value manufactured products from materials sourced from urban waste streams. Source: Timberbiz ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Victoria’s largest mass timber project for students

Multiplex has completed La Trobe University’s new student accommodation project at its Bundoora campus, delivering Victoria’s largest mass timber project with almost the entire structure utilising cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam beams and columns. Source: Timberbiz The new student accommodation, which had been in planning since pre-COVID times, is the first to be built on campus since ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Red Stag to open new CLT plant to address NZ timber shortage

Red Stag in New Zealand has announced that it will open a new wood processing plant in a few weeks to produce CLT. It is hoped that the new plant may help alleviate the country’s timber shortage according to Red Stage group CEO Marty Verry. Source: Timberbiz The plant, says Verry, will add 5% to the capacity of the New Zealand wood processing sector. That equates to around two thousand dwelling...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Sodra’s new plant to increase production of frames 10 fold

Södra is investing in a new facility that will increase the production capacity of timber frames ten-fold. The facility is expected to be commissioned in mid-2022 and is being built at its plant in Värö, north of Varberg in Sweden, where Södra’s first CLT facility is located. Source: Timberbiz The facility will be able to deliver frame material for 4000 homes each year, representing a ten-fo...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Keep up to date with Australian Forests & Timber and Australasian Timber for free

The past 12 months have proved that good communication is vital. Staying in touch has never been more important. The timber industry has proved its resilience in the face of fires, floods, export issues and a pandemic. The processing industry has responded with energy, and the announcement of Australia’s first softwood, state-of-the-art CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) and GLT (Glue Laminated Timber...

USFS -1 month ago

Mechanical properties of wood-based composite materials

The term composite is used to describe any wood material bonded together with adhesives. The current product mix ranges from fiberboard to laminated beams and components. For this chapter, wood-based composite materials are classified into the following categories: panel products (plywood, oriented strandboard (OSB), particleboard, fiberboard, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), hardboard); structura...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Russia forges ahead with forest felling

In a dense forest northeast of Moscow, logging machines cut down rows of trees as Russia taps foreign demand for its wood as part of efforts to reduce its dependence on oil exports. Source: Associated Free Press Nowhere is this more evident than in Vologda, a region 500 kilometres (310 miles) northeast of the Russian capital, where forests of birch and pine stretch as far as the eye can see. Track...

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