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Small diameter logs in China ready for processing through spindle-less lathes.

A recent tour of Chinese plywood mills provided participants with an understanding of the wood resource used in plywood production, manufacturing capabilities, as well as typical plywood products available in the Chinese market.

Parliamentary Friends of Forestry and Forest Products annual dinner

Enjoying the Parliamentary Friends of Forestry and Forest Products annual dinner in Canberra recently are Dave Gover, CEO, Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia, John Simon, chair, Forest and Wood Products Australia, Clinto

EWPAA senior staff Dave Gover, CEO (second from left) and Andy McNaught, technical manager (right), are pictured at the launch with Dr Chris Lafferty, research and development manager, FWPA, Melbourne, and Jack Norton, national secretary, Timber Preservers Association of Australia.

THE National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life, a new group designed to put Australia at the forefront of international best practice, was launched at the University of the Sunshine Coast, November 16.

EWPAA Bulletin 015

Welcome to Issue 015 of the EWPAA Bulletin, a regular news and information service for architects, timber engineers, specifiers, students and builders.

EWPAA plywood and LVL production course attendees with EWPAA staff at the Waipa Campus of Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua, New Zealand

THE 2016 Plywood and LVL Production Course run by the EWPAA in Rotorua, NZ, last week was deemed a ‘must attend’ event for new recruits in the sector.

Dave Gover, CEO, Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (left), presents the EWPAA Timer Panels Award to Colin Odbert and Ross Styles of Architectus for the The Gipson Commons, St Michael's Grammar School, St Kilda, Melbourne, at the 2016 Australian Timber Design Awards in Sydney.

Engineered wood products were on show at the 2016 Timber Design Awards at Luna Park in Sydney in September.

 EWPAA laboratory manager Suzie Steiger monitors an Instron machine used for testing the bending strength and stiffness of plywood, particleboard and MDF samples at the Eagle Farm laboratory in Brisbane while new recruit Troy Edwards adjusts calculations on the machine.
WOOD testing and certification services provided by the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia are of the highest standard, CEO Dave Gover says.
 
Clair Hammond - promoting the EWPAA brand
WIDE experience in communications and public relations supports the talents of Clair Hammond
who has joined the team at the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia.
 
FCJA chair Ron Scott (right) and policy adviser Peter Kreitals (centre) visited the Brisbane office and laboratory of the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia recently to update EWPAA CEO Dave Gover on the alliance’s progress as a strong self-advocacy group.

AUSTRALIAN furniture and joinery makers and designers are collaborating to build a globally-recognised ‘Aussie brand’ image. The catalyst is the current apartment and renovations boom and rising interest in bespoke design.

PEFC Week 2016 Logo

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), is hosting their 2016 Stakeholder Dialogue event in Bali, Indonesia this November.

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