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EWPs The Wood Processors Tool Kit supports the expansion of the wood processing industry in PNG. We're creating a one-stop source of information for the public and private sectors.    

Engineered wood products (EWPs)

The Wood Processors Tool Kit supports the expansion of the value added wood processing industry in PNG. We're creating a one-stop source of information for the public and private sectors. Have a look at the engineered wood product resources that are currently available for viewing and downloading (see below). Then, click on the "Read More" buttons to find out more.

IWBP_2_EWPTimber products that are engineered to provide improved strength, stability, aesthetic properties and resistance to degradation are known as Engineered Wood Products (EWPs). EWPs are manufactured by joining a number of timber elements together using connectors and/or adhesives to optimise the product for a specific application. EWP engineering allows for uniform and consistent properties, customised and flexible sizing and configurations specific to each application. EWPs have many advantages over traditional sawn products, including: (i) Increased value adding opportunities; (ii) Efficient resource utilisation; (iii) Ability to use low grade wood and small sizes; (iv) Greater selection of product dimensions; and (v) Improved performance consistency.The following EWP resources are currently available:

  • Introductory fact sheet giving an overview of EWP types and their applications
  • Introductory videos showing how new EWP designs are developed
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