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December 2019

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On a Roll
19 December 2019 BS Handling Systems has installed a pallet conveyor at SCA Wood UK

Totally Tropical
19 December 2019 The TTF’s Tropical Timber Forum featured presentations from companies on the ground in the tropical forestry belt. Sally Spencer was there

Present Problems, Positive Prospects
19 December 2019 Insect pest, storm damage and over production are impacting the softwood sector, but soaring global housing demand presents exciting opportunity. Mike Jeffree reports from the International Softwood Conference 2019

Pressing on
19 December 2019 Production of wood briquettes from waste wood material is helping a Croatian pallet producer boost its revenues significantly

Heating up
19 December 2019 Use of waste wood and forest biomass material continues to be an important focus for the timber industry in reducing costs, for product manufacture and power/heat generation. Stephen Powney reports

Yule Tidings
19 December 2019 A Mercedes-Benz Arocs truck will be hauling Yule logs this Christmas

Lawsons takes five
18 December 2019 The first electric-powered Teletruks are getting to work in the UK as independent builders’ merchant Lawsons orders five new machines

Timing is everything
18 December 2019 Significant time savings and improved efficiency have been achieved at RH Wilson with the help of Combilift

Rental fundamentals
18 December 2019 Businesses are under increasing pressure to respond flexibly and efficiently. But how can materials handling operations provide the agility needed, with minimum exposure to risk? Alan Clark, asset manager at Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK, provides a five-point guide to flexing your assets

Flexible friends
18 December 2019 As Steve Purvis, operations director at Bis Henderson Space reports, Brexit uncertainty has highlighted the need for a flexible logistics strategy

Knowledge Partners
18 December 2019 Tilhill and Jewson are both improving the knowledge base by partnering with training and education institutions

Imports Slide in Second Half
18 December 2019 While import volumes over the first eight months are up on 2018, they started to fall in August

Timber Sales decline
18 December 2019 TTJ’s monthly column in partnership with the Builders Merchant Building Index

November 2019

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Standards life
26 November 2019 Vic Kearley looks at the career of another of wood science’s ‘unsung heroes’, John Dinwoodie

Another Strand
26 November 2019 European Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) manufacturer Tabsal SCL has been investing in R&D at its Spanish base as it plans to make further inroads into new markets and applications. Stephen Powney reports

Creating a legacy
26 November 2019 Technical benchmarking has helped deliver a creative legacy for red oak. Mike Jeffree reports

Timber Integrates into UKCW
26 November 2019 Timber sector exhibitors became a fully-fledged part of the UK’s biggest construction show at the Birmingham NEC. Mike Jeffree reports

Harnessing the Market to sustainability
26 November 2019 The Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition is committed to increasing European consumption of sustainably sourced tropical timber – and its strategies and ambitions continue to evolve. Mike Jeffree reports

Moving forward with FLEGT
26 November 2019 The EU FLEGT VPA programme is undoubtedly one of the most ambitious timber legality assurance initiatives worldwide. Mike Jeffree reports on its progress

Testing times in Tropical
26 November 2019 UK tropical timber imports were ahead in the first half of 2019, but political and economic uncertainty are making for a competitive, unpredictable market. Mike Jeffree reports