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A five year high
Despite uncertain economic times in Europe, its US hardwood imports rose in 2018, with the UK remaining the biggest buyer. Courtesy of AHEC
Focused on Red Oak
If any European designers and specifiers aren’t yet aware of the potential of US red oak, AHEC is determined they will be by the end of 2019. Mike Jeffree reports
Mouldings, the market and the pasta factor
The market may be holding its breath over Brexit, but moulding makers told Mike Jeffree they’re continuing to invest and develop new products.
Multi-million pound investments at Kronospan’s Chirk site are a vote of confidence in the UK market. Sally Spencer reports.
Norbord is embarking on the second phase of expansion at its OSB mill in Inverness. Sally Spencer reports.
The UK’s panel manufacturers have witnessed good growth in consumption over the last year and continue to focus on added value. Sally Spencer reports.
TFT Woodexperts announces a programme of short courses covering fire, water, plywood and hardwood.
Wood science pays
Wood science has helped the timber trade turn a profit, says John Park.
Building for the future
Futurebuild was quiet but still productive. Sally Spencer reports
The price is right
One of the strongest brand names in the timber trade – Price & Pierce – has turned 150 years old. Stephen Powney travelled to Woking to see the company about its historic milestone.
Breaking the mould
From augmented reality maintenance tools, to cloud-based technical support, moulder manufacturers are harnessing new technologies to drive the productivity, efficiency and all-round capabilities of their latest machines. Mike Jeffree reports
During Wolman’s one-day UK conference in November last year, BRE research director Dr Ed Suttie presented the final results from BRE and BASF Wolman GmbH’s joint incising study
Going for the burnblock
WJ Group is investing in a new FR treatment facility following a partnership deal with Burnblock
On track with BPR
Navigating the Biocidal Products Regulation can be tortuous but it is ultimately rewarding. Sally Spencer reports
Performing under fire
WPA chief executive Gordon Ewbank explains what’s involved in ensuring that wood performs effectively to enhance safety and meet Building Regulations
Making the most of wood together
WPA chief executive Gordon Ewbank describes what led up to the strategic partnership agreement with the TTF and gives details about the ‘policy action plan’ that will be implemented together
Time for tech
The world’s largest exhibition for wood product manufacturing technologies is coming to Hannover again, reports Stephen Powney
TRADA’s University Challenge competition saw students design “healthy” multi-storey student accommodation from timber.
Deal, or no deal?
TTF Brexit transition workshops provided guidance for the timber trade in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit from the EU. Sally Spencer reports on some of the points raised
Brexit causes disruption
Brexit uncertainty and rising stocks have started to disrupt the UK softwood market. Jerry Wilson reports