Publications

A range of useful publications are available below for download that provide detailed technical information regarding timber veneer. 

A MANUAL FOR DECORATIVE WOOD VENEERING TECHNOLOGY

This second edition published in 2014 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 factors involved in the successful use of wood veneers. The Project was financially supported by Forest & Wood Products Australia.

DISCOLOURATION OF VENEERS IN DAMP OR HUMID SERVICE CONDITIONS

Some veneered products are prone to dark brown/grey staining when exposed to hot and humid conditions. This publication contains recommendations to prevent this from happening.

AUSTRALIAN WOOD VENEERED BOARDS FORMALDEHYDE-SAFE

A press release concerning recent tests on wood veneers commissioned by TVAA: Australian Wood Veneered Formaldehyde-Safe.

WHITE FLECKS IN OPEN-GRAINED VENEERS

White flecks sometimes appear in open-grained, reconstructed and dark veneers after coating. The problem has been observed more frequently in reconstructed veneers, but can occur in natural, open-grained veneers as well. It is difficult to fix once a full coating system has been applied. This technical bulletin describes the main causes of white flecks and suggests ways of avoiding them.

FIRE HAZARD REQUIREMENTS FOR VENEERS

This statement explains in clear terms the Building Code of Australia's requirements for Wood Veneer Panels used as wall and ceiling linings in commercial buildings. It is based on tests by Exova Warringtonfire Aust. Pty. Ltd.

FORMALDEHYDE STATEMENT

This data sheet outlines the status of timber veneers and veneered panels with respect to formaldehyde emissions. The data sheet will be of assistance to architects and other specifiers who are preparing submissions for Green Star accreditation.

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Although not hazardous in themselves, precautions—detailed in this data sheet—should be taken when working with wood veneers.

MINIMISATION OF COLOUR CHANGE OF RECONSTRUCTED AND RETONED VENEER

This technical brief summarises several years of planning and research. It was produced with the assistance of Forest & Wood Products Australia. The research work was conducted by CSIRO and the University of Melbourne. The Technical Brief refers to a Recommended Test Protocol. A copy of the Test Protocol can be obtained from our Technical Representative—phone 1300 303 982 or email info@timberveneer.asn.au

TECHNICAL BULLETIN: CARE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VENEERED PRODUCTS

TVAA VENEER PRODUCT INFORMATION MANUAL

The TVAA Veneer Product Information Manual is available in hard copy. To order a copy please email us at info@timberveneer.asn.au

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