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Which Species 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.    

Wood species & properties

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 species selection resources that are currently available for viewing and downloading (see below). Then, click on the "Read More" buttons to find out more.

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Papua New Guinean timbers include a huge spectrum of colour, grain density and strength combinations, although not all of them are suitable for reliable wood products.  Only some timbers are suitable for processes such as peeling, slicing or drying and some woods are not amenable to gluing or preservative treatment using available technologies. For these reasons, it is important that processors and manufacturers make considered decisions when selecting which species will be used for which products to avoid wasted resources (time, money, materials) and to ensure that their products are fit-for-purpose for the duration of their intended design life. There are currently 3 species selection resources available:

  • Matching timbers to products (spreadsheet and notes)

  • QTimber (web tool with guide for PNG users)

  • Timber Answers (web tool)
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