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Queensland Government

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Salisbury Research Facility

Timber kiln dryer at Salisbury Research Centre

Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

The Salisbury Research Facility combines Australia's largest science and technical capacity in forest products research. With more than 3,100 m2 of laboratories, processing equipment and office space, the facility is equipped to undertake forest products research and development on semi-commercial, pilot and laboratory scales. Key research capacity includes: engineered wood-based composites technology; kiln drying and sawmilling technology; timber grading and advanced mechanical wood; properties testing; wood anatomy and wood identification; wood product design and manufacture; timber preservation and performance testing; and adhesives/adhesion testing and development

Website https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/research/stations-facilities/salisbury-research-facility

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Development of engineered wood-based composites
  • Development of wood processing technology and protocols
  • Development of wood seasoning technology and protocols
  • Wood anatomy and wood identification
  • Design of novel wood products and building components
  • Development of timber preservation and modification systems
  • Development of mechanical and chemical jointing systems
  • Assessment of forest resources and wood qualities
  • Wood and wood product performances assessment
  • Ability to work at laboratory, pilot and semi-idustrial scales

Facilities and major equipment

  • Extensive wood composite manufacturing equipment
  • Rotary veneer processing equipment
  • Solid wood processing equipment including sawmill
  • Full spectrum of timber seasoning technologies
  • NATA accrediated mechanical properties testing laboratory
  • Environmental conditioning rooms
  • Accelerated fungal cellar
  • Specialist adhesive development equipment
  • Fully-equipped wood processing and machining workshop
  • Near Infrared spectrometer (NIR)

Number of research staff

Upto 20 research staff

Address

50 Evans Road, Salisbury, Qld, 4107

Organisation type

  • Queensland Government – Partner

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Last updated:
19 June 2019