$9 Million Solid Wood Initiative Announced

Release Date:
Tue, 26 May 2009

A newly formed cross-Tasman partnership between Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) and the New Zealand forestry industry will drive research into the development of better quality and higher yield solid wood timber in both countries.

One of the most important aims of the $9 million Solid Wood Initiative (SWI) is to generate further profitability for the industry by developing sawmill processes that deliver better performing structural timber to customers whilst also reducing energy, kiln emissions and water use.

Media Release:
2652009 SWI Announcement May 09.pdf