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Living in interesting times
22 May, 2017
For businesses in the British-grown timber industry, the key issue today is how to ensure continuity of wood supply beyond the peak of timber production from domestic forests, which is forecast for around 2030, writes UK Forest Products Association executive director David Sulman
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Opening young eyes to the potential of timber
Monday, May 22, 2017 TRADA’s Student Design Competition and University Engagement Programme are not only designed to encourage greater use of timber in the future, but to inspire tomorrow’s architects and engineers to push the boundaries of what’s possible with wood, says TRADA membership and marketing manager Rupert Scott
US lumber duties to have far reaching effect
Monday, May 22, 2017 Donald Trump is certainly making his mark on the world during his first six months in office.
Environmental impact assessment made easier
Friday, April 21, 2017 Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations are becoming increasingly important in building materials specification, but there are increasingly user-friendly tools to generate them, writes Dr Shamir Ghumra, director at the BRE Centre for Sustainable Products
Going to machinery heaven
Friday, April 21, 2017 Our front page in this issue is given over to the Ligna exhibition in Hanover.
The robust case for CLT
Friday, April 21, 2017 Structural Timber Association Technical Committee chair and director of KLH, Nic Clark says the organisation has reinforced its commitment to drive ‘quality, product innovation and construction productivity through technical guidance’ by publishing new technical Advice Notes for cross-laminated timber. Here he shares the thinking behind the documents
Plywood issue tackled head on
Monday, March 20, 2017 There have been grumblings in the UK timber trade for many years about the quality of some of the hardwood plywood imported.
Strengthening Bonds Post-Brexit
Monday, March 20, 2017 Brexit may mean Brexit, but in the face of global trade trends, rather than loosening ties, the UK and EU timber trades can and should reinforce bonds of cooperation and support, writes Patrizio Antonicoli, secretary general of CEI-Bois, the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries
Trading trends outweigh Brexit impacts
Monday, March 20, 2017 In the short-term rising consumption elsewhere and supply trends look set to affect UK softwood import trade more than the Brexit vote, writes Sampsa Auvinen, CEO of Norvik Timber Industries, board member of Bergs Timber AB and president of the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry
2017 - The year for living positively
Monday, February 20, 2017 In spite of most forecasters expressing degrees of gloominess about the UK economy generally, 2017 could turn out to be a good 12 months for the UK forestry and wood processing sector, writes the chief executive of Confor Stuart Goodall
Appliance of wood identity science
Monday, February 20, 2017 Powerful new tools are helping timber traders demonstrate timber legality and sustainability, writes Oliver Cupit of non-profit sustainability organisation NEPCon

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