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A message from Terry Franklin, President of the Timber Veneer Association of Australia. The timber veneer industry has seen major changes in regulatory practices in the last 18 months in relation to fire ratings (group numbers) for timber veneered products when used specifically as wall and/or ceiling linings in Australia and New Zealand. This has

A sustainable future

Not many people realise that timber veneer is both sustainable and environmentally friendly. Quite often veneer is also thought to be synthetic or fake timber. The good news is that timber veneer is renewable, reusable, recyclable, completely biodegradable, and 100% real timber! Veneering is a highly efficient use of wood. Adhering thin slices of timber
Some veneered products are prone to dark brown/grey staining when exposed to hot and humid conditions. It is believed that the staining is caused by the result of the reaction between tannin in veneer and iron particles resulting in dark iron tannates. Dark brown/grey discolouration of veneers occurs particularly along the panel edges, holes, hinges
This new Edition of ‘A Manual for Decorative Wood Veneering Technology’, incorporates the latest research results, including advice on dealing with potential discolouration of veneers exposed to UV light written by Dr. Barbara Ozarska, Leader of the Forest Products Research Group at the University of Melbourne Victoria.  It is an authoritative guide to all the