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WPA acts to dispel treatment misperceptions The Wood Protection Association (WPA) has acted to correct misperceptions about BS 8417’s 30-year specification. Steve Young, WPA director, explains.
Laying firm foundations Timber’s use in construction is developing and diversifying and, reports Koppers UK business director Lee Christie, fi re retardants produced and applied to latest standards are helping ensure that continues by boosting safety and market confidence
Fit for purpose There can’t be a more important task than ensuring you supply and specify the right fire retardant- treated timber product, says Mike Smith, Arch Timber Protection fire retardants manager
Cutting edge innovation The latest EXCALIBUR R incising technology from Tweddle Engineering recently won the Product Innovation category at this year’s TTJ Awards. Derek Tweddle, MD of the company, investigates the background to this market focused development
LVL giant on line STEICO’s new LVL line is up and running. Keren Fallwell reports from the factory in Poland
360 Safety The Fork Lift Truck Association is driving safety standards for forklift use and its National Fork Lift Safety Conference was a chance to share best practice and case studies for users.
Rise of the Robots Robotics will play an ever more critical role in manufacturing and product handling, says Andrew Matthews, production director, at multi-faceted timber products supplier National Hickman.
Moving materials Forklifts and other materials handling vehicles/equipment are an important asset of merchants, importers, distributors and manufacturers. Here we ask Combilift’s managing director Martin McVicar about the sector.
Balancing Act Norvik Timber Industries CEO Sampsa Auvinen was recently appointed president of the European Organisation of the Sawmilling Industry (EOS). Here Mr Auvinen charts recent market developments in the sector and looks at prospects ahead
Sky’s the Limit BSkyB’s new educational building is a great advert for engineered timber construction on a grand scale reports Stephen Powney.
Timber Makes An Entrance Handrails showcase timber’s aesthetics and versatility. Keren Fallwell reports
Woodfab Opts for Brodbaek Woodfab Timber’s new main sawline uses machinery mainly from Brodbaek, Sally Spencer reports.
Ligna Makes Mark Just about every conceivable woodworking machine you could need for timber processing was on display at this year’s Ligna show in Hanover. Stephen Powney reports.
Buying Power Tens of millions of pounds are being invested in UK and Irish sawmills, reflecting confidence in the sector. Sally Spencer reports.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research (WKI) is a leading German research facility with
specialism in timber. Its director, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bohumil Kasal explains the institute’s work
Sawmills invest Hales and Ransfords make mill investments, Sally Spencer reports.
Tried and Tested German EWD sawing technology is at the heart of A&J Scott’s new mill facilities, Sally Spencer reports.
Covers ready for IED Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has recently experienced a steady increase in demand for its timber treatment service.
Timber importers, merchants and treatment services specialists are investing in facilities for the
future. Here are a few examples of recent investments