30 January 2015

MDF strength confirmed in tests

Rigorous stress testing completed at the EWPAA laboratories in Brisbane have confirmed the high structural strength of medium-density fibreboard. “The tests on the characteristic structural properties of a variety of......

30 January 2015

EWPs top of the game in NZ

Projects using engineered wood from New Zealand producers are popping up all over the rebuild blueprint for earthquake-damaged Christchurch city. The much-anticipated plan includes key sites for major facilities, including......

30 January 2015

Chinese floors, panels fail US tests

Chinese-made flooring sold in North America has high levels of formaldehyde, according to tests done by the Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association. “We went into a retail store and grabbed......

30 January 2015

Sticking to industry message

An Australian-made procurement policy by federal and state governments would “turn the tables” on shoddy furniture imports, mostly from Asia, that continue to fail Australian standards for consumer safety and......

20 January 2015

Building group rejects Asian products

A major Queensland developer has cancelled a $12 million shipment of kitchen and bathroom components from Asia after warnings the products could be blacklisted by Australian building authorities and the......