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Our Sincere Condolences…

On behalf of all members of the TVAA, I would like to express our condolences and sadness at the sudden passing of Michael Elton, especially to those close to him. Michael will be remembered as an industry pioneer, an astute businessman and adviser to many in the veneer industry. He will be sadly missed. Once


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