Australian Hardware Journal May 2022

 

TIMBER UPDATE May 2022

Forest and Wood Products Australia, in partnership with the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub, has received an Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation Program Grant that will investigate the use of low-value wood fibre in engineered products in an effort to ease structural timber costs.

 

MILLENNIALS DEMAND STYLE AND USABILITY WITHIN SECURITY SECTOR

As home styling continues to drive millennials’ purchasing decisions online and in-store, connecting to house proud consumers is more important than ever.

 
 
ADHESIVES, SEALANTS AND FILLERS MARKET PIVOTS AS PRICES RISE

Silicone shortages turned the adhesives, sealants and fillers market on its head last year and saw prices rise to unprecedented levels. Now that prices have steadied and suppliers have had a chance to catch their breath, many have since implemented innovative strategies to combat supply.

 

FASTENERS MARKET FACES HIGHS AND LOWS

For every bit of ‘good news’ about the building sector’s post-pandemic recovery, there seems to be an equal and opposite force undoing all the good work! John Power investigates the highs and lows of the fasteners market as we negotiate our way through 2022 and beyond.