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A taste for timber A new kitchen can range from a few hundred to many thousands of pounds but whatever the price range, timber products are the main ingredients. Sally Spencer reports
Panel product futures Alastair Kerr, director general of the Wood Panel Industries Federation, answers key questions surrounding the development of the panel products sector in the UK and Ireland
A Passion to Sell Ted James has spent 39 years in the London timber trade and runs South London Timber. Stephen Powney speaks to him.
Timber expo moves to next level Timber Expo is stepping up to the next level as part of UK Construction Week. Here we preview this year’s event
Timber Can Pass the Test The Passive House movement is growing in the UK and here George Watson of Coillte Panel Products looks at the panels available to help meet these stringent targets
Sterling Work TTJ conducted a whistle-stop tour of part of Scotland’s timber industry earlier this year, seeing panel manufacturing, engineered timber production and timber importing, processing and merchanting operations at several companies. We kicked off with a visit to Norbord’s Sterling OSB mill near Inverness, reports Stephen Powney.
FunderMax boosts UK profile Austria-based panels and decorative laminates producer FunderMax has big plans for the UK market.
End Use: Boatbuilding Wooden boats carry a sense of romance and tradition – and offer a specialist market for timber suppliers. Keren Fallwell reports.
Investing in innovation Market conditions have improved for panel producers who are demonstrating their confidence by increasing capacity and stepping up product development. Sally Spencer reports
Sector Focus: Panel Products, “Modifying the Panel Marketplace” Modified wood panel products are a reality and boast vastly superior stability and durability characteristics compared to standard wood-based panels, reports Stephen Powney.
Sector Focus: Panel Products, “The China Question” China has rapidly grown from being one of the world’s largest importers of plywood to one of the largest exporters and that shift has brought recognised sourcing problems for the timber industry, highlighted by recent issues on EUTR compliance. Keren Fallwell reports.
Welley Floor Focus
In Penang, Malaysia is plywood and engineered flooring manufacturer Welley Timber Industries
Sdn Bhd which has market-focused objectives based on innovation, reports Michael Buckley
Talking about a Revolution Around the world efforts are being made to create a fourth industrial revolution that will radically change manufacturing as we know it. Large wood-based panel producers are already plugging in to the process. Stephen Powney talks to Siemens about “Industrie 4.0”, as it is known in Germany
Ideas for innovation Representatives of the global wood panel industry converged on Hannover to hear market reports and technical papers on research and innovation. Stephen Powney was there to bring this report.
Back on track An improving North American economy helped boost this year’s IWF in Atlanta. Stephen Powney of sister publication Wood- Based Panels International was there.
Plywood giant reincarnated in veneer An Italian veneer company has set up on the site of the former Plysorol plant
On Target The market for Medite Tricoya Extreme is gaining momentum. Sally Spencer reports.
Making a mark BM TRADA technical manager Dr Hugh Mansfield Williams examines the impact of CE marking on the wood panel market
Finsa in Superpan expansion plans Finsa is expanding production and the range of applications for its Superpan panel. Stephen Powney reports from the Superpan factory in Porto.