Solid Wood Processing

Greater processing of wood adds to New Zealand’s economic growth and adds prosperity through new industry and employment. Our science and technologies, in partnership with innovative manufacturers and engineering companies, can be used to segregate and process wood and develop new products. 

    Competing on the world market

    Highlights from our 2013 annual report: high performance products from radiata pine; natural alternatives for wood preservation; and new technologies to reduce costs for wood processing.

    WoodScape model presents options for investors

    Investment decisions can be complex, often requiring detailed analyses of a multitude of options.

    A new kind of wood adds value

    Substituting just 1% of tropical timbers with sustainably grown radiata pine would be a significant opportunity for New Zealand.

    Shedding light on spiral grain

    An accidental breakthrough with a piece of wood and a flatbed scanner could lead to huge savings for the timber industry.

    Making the grade globally

    The ability for sawmillers to rapidly grade and segregate timber creates huge savings in wood processing costs. Grading technology developed jointly by Scion and Taranaki-based firm Falcon Engineering has proven its worth in New Zealand sawmills and is now being noticed in North America.
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