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May 2019


A five year high
17 May 2019 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
17 May 2019 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
17 May 2019 The market may be holding its breath over Brexit, but moulding makers told Mike Jeffree they’re continuing to invest and develop new products.

Kronospan confidence
16 May 2019 Multi-million pound investments at Kronospan’s Chirk site are a vote of confidence in the UK market. Sally Spencer reports.

Second Act
16 May 2019 Norbord is embarking on the second phase of expansion at its OSB mill in Inverness. Sally Spencer reports.

Value Propositions
16 May 2019 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.

Wood workshops
15 May 2019 TFT Woodexperts announces a programme of short courses covering fire, water, plywood and hardwood.

April 2019


Wood science pays
25 April 2019 Wood science has helped the timber trade turn a profit, says John Park.

Building for the future
23 April 2019 Futurebuild was quiet but still productive. Sally Spencer reports

The price is right
23 April 2019 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
23 April 2019 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

Incisive debate
22 April 2019 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
22 April 2019 WJ Group is investing in a new FR treatment facility following a partnership deal with Burnblock

On track with BPR
22 April 2019 Navigating the Biocidal Products Regulation can be tortuous but it is ultimately rewarding. Sally Spencer reports

Performing under fire
22 April 2019 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
22 April 2019 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
22 April 2019 The world’s largest exhibition for wood product manufacturing technologies is coming to Hannover again, reports Stephen Powney

Healthy living
22 April 2019 TRADA’s University Challenge competition saw students design “healthy” multi-storey student accommodation from timber.

March 2019


Deal, or no deal?
21 March 2019 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
21 March 2019 Brexit uncertainty and rising stocks have started to disrupt the UK softwood market. Jerry Wilson reports