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Self-Improving Multi-Taskers

Latest developments in moulders are geared to greater productivity, increased automation ease of set-up, plus accessibility to users large and small. Mike Jeffree reports

Challenges ahead for the UK softwood sector

The TTF Softwood Conference presented a mixed and uncertain message for delegates. Just as the post-Brexit landscape started to emerge, fresh challenges lie ahead, not least the COVID-19 coronavirus. Simon Hastelow reports

Building futures

Futurebuild 2020 had the subject of climate emergency as its theme. Simon Hastelow reports

Tomorrow’s Timber Talent

This year’s TRADA University Challenge student competitors were tasked with designing a timber-based housing scheme

Print your own

Advances in biotechnology have combined with 3D printing technology to give us the very real prospect of 3D printed wood products that have the exact same structure as naturally grown timber. Simon Hastelow reports

Don’t keep it to yourself!

The wonders of trees and timber should be promoted to all ages, says John Park

Planting plans remain a priority

To meet UK 2050 climate change targets, support biodiversity, rural livelihoods – and deliver a sustainable timber supply, politicians must be held to their pledges on tree planting, says Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall

Communication is even more critical in crisis

Like the rest of the business community, the timber sector is facing unprecedented challenges in the pandemic. It’s key to stay informed and keep communications channels open, says Timber Trade Federation MD Dave Hopkins

Three into one

Tweddle Engineering, WTT and MSL are being incorporated into a new company – the WTM Group. Sally Spencer reports

Moving with materials and machinery times

More than ever, say producers, the mouldings market is about responsiveness to interior design trends and flexible, efficient, cost-effective manufacture. Mike Jeffree reports