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XyleXpo bounces back Biennial Italian woodworking technology show Xylexpo has had its struggles but this year was a step forward. Stephen Powney reports from Milan.
Modified momentum The market’s light bulb moment for the potential of thermally-modified US hardwood is just around the corner, writes Neil Summers of Timber Dimension, which is working with the American Hardwood Export Council to test and validate the material’s performance.
Software vision Businesses that don’t choose the right software will be left in the slow lane, says James Sweet
Fashion or function? It’s worth reviewing your website to see how it fares against the competition and how emerging trends might further increase profitability. Marc Prior, a designer with website development agency Ecce Media, reports.
A need for speed As post-recession business picks up, companies want software that helps them to keep pace with the increasing demands on time and production. Keren Fallwell reports.
Innovation application New product development is a key aim for Ten-25 Software’s new managing director, Ian Oldrey. Keren Fallwell reports.
Toxic timber dust hazards Different wood species’ dust can carry a range of threats to woodworkers. Stephen Powney reports.
Fresh approaches to dust extraction New dust extraction technology helps timber companies improve productivity and reduce costs.
Wood dust: guidance to compliance The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is helping members to comply with wood dust regulations.
HSE wood dust crackdown The Health and Safety Executive has been targeting woodworking companies’ wood dust control. Stephen Powney talks to the HSE.
Let there be Leitz Leitz Tooling’s recently launched ThermoTech window tooling system enables any size joinery company to manufacture high performance windows. Sally Spencer reports.
Paragon of efficiency Paragon Software Systems' logistics software can help to improve efficiency. Keren Fallwell reports
Passport to trade Helveta says its new online traceability platform will support importers’ due diligence. Keren Fallwell reports.
At your service The array of pieces of machined timber on display at JJ Smith’s premises reveal that it is more than a company selling woodworking machinery. Keren Fallwell reports.
Softwood shows a sense of collective optimism The International Softwood Conference in Edinburgh found the sector upbeat about medium to longterm prospects. Mike Jeffree reports.
Protecting timber’s name How treated timber can enhance timber’s reputation was the focus for this year’s BASF Wolman conference. Keren Fallwell reports
Timber Expo: Lonza looks sharp The Excalibur incising machine, co-developed by Lonza Wood Protection and Tweddle Engineering, proved to be a big draw to Lonza’s stand.
Timber Expo: Sansin’s coat of colours Silva Timber, which stocks the Canadian wood coating Sansin, was also on the Ontario stand.
Timber Expo: Epicor flies solo Epicor was the only software provider exhibiting, prompting a spokesperson to joke that it was so dominant in the timber sector that it had scared the competition away.
Timber Expo: Hundegger UK ambition German trussed rafter, timber frame and SIPs machinery specialist Hundegger made its Timber Expo debut to further underline its ambitions in the UK and Irish market.