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  • TITAN Wood/Accoya – Chemically modified wood

    Acetylation protects wood by actually changing its chemical structure: wood technologists describe the effect of acetylation as being analogous to effectively creating a “new wood”. They... Read More

  • ThermoWood

    ThermoWood is manufactured using a method developed by VTT (Finnish State Research Centre). The wood material is heated to a temperature of at least 180 degrees Celsius while it is protected by... Read More

  • Medite Extreme Durability MDF

    Medite Tricoya provides an external and wet area grade Medium Density Fibre board product. It makes use of Accoya treatment technology and has undergone extensive performance testing. It is said... Read More

  • Kebony Wood Treatment

    Kebony is a new environmentally friendly treatment that makes timber more durable, harder and more stable. Kebony upgrades targeted species to having characteristics similar to hardwoods. The... Read More

  • Greenweld

    Greenweld is a gluing process that can join pieces of sawn timber while still green (ie before drying and planing). The advantage is that the joined product only has to be dried and planed once.... Read More

  • Belmadur

    Belmadur is a wood modification technology where the characteristics of the wood are noticeably improved.  It involves vacuum impregnated chemical treatment that improves timber performance... Read More

  • Carbodur

    Carbodur is a carbon fibre sheet system that is glue bonded to timber beams to improve spanning ability and strength, and to repair existing structures.  It can also be used with concrete as... Read More

  • Simpson Strong Tie Walls

    Simpson Strong Tie produces a wood panel called the Strong-Wall Shearwall, made with Oriented Strand Board (OSB) sheathing and glue-lam studs. Proprietary metal strips and connecting hardware... Read More

  • Sherpa architecural/structural connectors

    Sherpa make a variety of advanced timber connectors that are either hidden from view or are aesthetically minimalist in detailing, using high quality metal castings.    There are... Read More

  • Joists with reinforced service penetration openings

    Joist system with added features including pre-made service penetrations with matching pressed metal reinforcing i.e. for larger penetrations such as duct openings. Benefits The pressed metal... Read More

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About FWPA

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA), a not for profit company, is the Australian forestry and wood  products industry’s service provider, investing in research and development, and providing research results and generic promotions to the Australoian industry. FWPA aims to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood products industry through innovation, investment in effective and relevant R&D and communication of the results to stakeholders. Read more about FWPA at www.fwpa.com.au

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Forest and Wood Products Australia
Level 11, 10-16 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Phone: +61 3 9927 3200
Fax: +61 3 9927 3288
Email: info@fwpa.com.au