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The IRG54 meeting would not be possible without the support of our great sponsors. We appreciate their continuing support for IRGWP meetings held in Australia very much, and urge you to click on the linked names and logos of each to see what each has to offer and what opportunities exist in your interactions with the people, products and services that are on offer from each sponsor. Click on each of our Sponsors' logos to learn more.

Abodo crafts timbers with lasting beauty that are safe for people and the environment. Our timbers are harvested from New Zealand’s FSC® certified rapidly renewable plantation forests. Our timbers stand the test of time, they are beautiful, durable and rapidly renewable. They are ethically crafted with respect from beginning to end – allowing us to meet today’s increasing needs without disadvantaging future generations.
Accys combines chemistry, technology and ingenuity to make high performance wood products that are extremely durable and stable, opening new opportunities for the built environment. We transform fast-growing, certified sustainable wood into a building material with characteristics that match or better those of man-made, intensely resource-depleting and heavily carbon-polluting alternatives. Accoya® and Tricoya® also benefit the circular economy, locking away carbon for years.
Arxada is a leader in worldwide wood protection, with operations throughout Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, North and South America offering wood treating chemicals and related wood preservation technology. Our wood protection products enhance the performance and increase the longevity of wood, one of the world’s greatest renewable resources.
Azelis is the owner of TimTechChem International Ltd which is an Australasian company formed to market and supply quality wood preservatives, fire retardants, patented technology, treatment plants and world class technical services to the timber protection industry. Azelis toll manufactures most of the chemicals sold by TimTechChem.
Copper Care has always believed in creating innovative, effective biocides to provide optimum protection with minimum risk to human health and the environment. Today we are a global market leader in wood preservation technology. Copper Care is uniquely positioned to bring new, innovative economical, and effective products to market.
Cosaco is among the global leaders in the production of copper salts for wood protection. Wood preservatives keep the natural raw material wood durable. Together with our partners Cosaco basic copper carbonate is a key to increased longevity and durability of wood making it a key element in the sustainability goals of the forest and building sector.
Eti Maden is the global leader in boron and boron products through global logistics operations, and was established with the mission of operating and making use of boron and boron products with high technology in high standards, and by conducting R&D to improve the usage of boron products and designing the future of boron. Eti Maden continues to add value to its boron production and products by combining its knowledge and experience on boron and boron products with advanced technology of international quality standards.
Fisher’s Timber Treatment is a family-owned and operated wood treatment specialist in Morwell, Victoria. With a passion for timber, the Fisher’s family has dedicated their lives to the treatment of wood and enhancing its capabilities. Sourcing the most advanced treatment technologies from around the world, to deliver Australian manufacturer’s competence in application, manufacturing and performance that extend beyond even Australian Standards requirements.
FWPA is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated R&D services to the Australian forest and wood products industry. We are committed to helping the forest and wood products industry to be collaborative, innovative, sustainable and competitive against other industries and products available in the marketplace. We support R&D that promotes internationally competitive and environmentally sustainable practices.
The Hitachi corporate statement, "Inspire the Next" signifies Hitachi's determination to breathe new life into the next era, and to contribute, as the "Best Solutions Partner", to achieving a comfortable and abundant society. Hitachi derives its business strategy from its vision, making the passion and expertise work together, to succeed in the most challenging circumstances. The Hitachi Group Identity articulates the Mission, Values and Vision that are shared by the Hitachi Group worldwide.
Hyne Timber is one of Australia’s largest producers of sawn timber products, a leader in preservative treatments and an iconic supplier to the Australian construction industry. Hyne Timber is a leader in technology implementation, product development and quality control with a world class manufacturing capacity and environmental standards that underpin our unwavering commitment to sustainably grown plantation timber production and supply in Australia.
Itreat Timber is a custom timber treatment facility based in Narangba, Queensland. We provide innovative timber treatment formulations and processes to best fit the requirements of our customers and specifiers. Continual innovation, backed up by customer-oriented service and support, are paramount in providing treated timber best suited to the performance and environmental expectations of our customers, as well as meeting the requirements of the Australian Standards.
JANSSEN PMP’s research and development in wood preservation began over 30 years ago. We are widely known for the successful introduction of azoles under the tradename WOCOSEN® and permethrin in the wood preservation industry. JANSSEN PMP® also has a range of wood protecting concentrates which are optimized to be formulated into industrial, professional and DIY wood preservation products. These active ingredients and products are effective in the preservation of solid timber as well as in the protection of engineered wood products.
Kop-Coat Wood Preservation Companies provide customized, state-of-the-art wood preservation solution to protect against Mold, mildew, stain fungi, Decay & rot fungi, Wood destroying insects, Enzymatic and chemical discolorations, Water, UV and drying damage. Operating in 35 countries working with Global Producers of Solid and Engineered Wood Products, Kop-Coat is recognized as an Innovator in protecting wood products.
Koppers Performance Chemicals develops revolutionary ways to pressure treat lumber for residential construction, remodeling, commercial building, heavy duty marine and agricultural use. In addition to fire retardant treated wood products, Koppers provides essential products for utility companies and fundamental infrastructure. We are the global leader in the development and commercialization of wood technologies and chemistries.
Lanxess is a leading global speciality chemicals company based in Cologne. Our primary expertise lies in producing, developing and marketing chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. We manage our operating business through four segments, that include 11 Business Units, through which we work with a broad range of applications and markets.
Osmose pole inspection programs allow better management of the critical factors that determine pole performance – strength, load, and cost. Proper maintenance of wood poles, helps add many years of safe, reliable service life to your pole plant, reducing unnecessary or premature replacement costs. The keys to a successful pole inspection program are Identifying decay & measuring defects, Estimating the pole’s remaining strength to determine pass/fail, and Applying effective remedial treatments.
Parkside Timber is a leading Sawmilling company in Australia, with a focus on cutting edge technology for Hardwood products including Spotted Gum, Ironbark, Jarrah, Karri, Victorian Ash and Wormy Chestnut. Parkside Timber now has four mills in Queensland and recently added another three Mills from Western Australia and also another two Mills from Victoria. Parkside provides state of the art production of decorative, structural and joinery hardwood products from much sought after species.
Preschem has become Australia’s leading manufacturer of timber preservatives and exterior finishes. The preservative products will extend timber life by preventing timber decay and wood rot. The exterior timber finishes are formulated to protect and enhance its natural beauty. All of Preschem’s products are designed for maximum performance in Australia’s tough climactic conditions. Since 2000, Preschem has focused on export markets in the southern hemisphere with its pole preservatives. The utilities use Eucalyptus species for power poles.
QDAF is dedicated to ensuring the production and protection of Queensland’s rich natural resources. This work is of critical importance to Queensland, Australia and the planet. Operating within diverse environments and industries, each of our business groups plays a vital role in this mission. We have more than 2000 staff across 170 sites, making a tangible difference to the life and land of Queenslanders.
RioTinto was founded in 1873, on the banks of the Rio Tinto river in Andalusia, Spain. Our Borax units provide refined borates vital to industrial processes and agricultural and commercial applications. Tim-bor® is a high-performance borate wood preservative that has been specially designed to provide the highest concentration of boron at the maximum possible solubility and rate of dissolution in water.
The Tilling Group is an Australian timber engineering and supply group based in Victoria but with operations across Australia comprised of:
SmartFrame for domestic and multi-residential markets.
FrameSmart timber machine grade softwood framing.
Architectural products creates beautiful timber for interiors.
Engineering and Design Centre focused on the use of timber in design.
At Timberlink we transform sustainably grown plantation pine into quality timber products. Our products can be used to make almost anything from a simple pallet to an 8-storey building. This gives our customers flexibility and fast turnarounds supported by an experienced sales and service team. We are committed to our key values of safety first, openness, fairness, resilience, respect, and integrity. Our most important responsibility is returning our employees home safely. Every day.
The Timber Preservers’ Association of Australia (TPAA) represents the nation's wood protection industry. It is made up of timber treaters, preservative suppliers, research organisations, and individuals and bodies having an interest in the production and use of preserved timber. The TPAA promotes a knowledge of the principles and methods of timber preservation within the industry, helps with establishing and adhering to Standards for the treatment of timber, and promotes best practice in the production of preserved wood.
Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is the peak regional visitor destination and marketing organisation for Tropical North Queensland and is a membership based, industry funded, incorporated private company, limited by guarantee. In short, it’s the not for profit organisation responsible for promoting this incredible place.
Wesbeam is Australia’s only LVL and i-joist manufacturer and distributor with a world class factory in Perth. Wesbeam's LVL is a high-value engineered wood product made from plantation pine timber, much of which is sourced from the Gnangara and Yanchep Pinus pinaster plantations under an agreement with the Western Australian State Government. LVL is a lightweight, high strength engineered wood product that is resourced using sustainable timber practices.
Viance, is a joint venture between IFF - a division of Lanxess, and Venator® Materials. Viance provides an extensive range of wood treatment technologies and services to the global wood preservation industry. Viance is an industry leader in the development of advanced building material solutions and utility pole protection.