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Time for Technology 20 September, 2016 The W series woodworking technology exhibition has built up momentum over recent shows, with 2016’s W16 event set to be a further step up in size, reports Stephen Powney > read more

Laser focus 19 August, 2016 Leading roof truss and engineered fl oor systems fabricator Pasquill has been investing in production technology and software to optimise operations, reports Stephen Powney from the company’s Redhill branch

Butterfly takes off 19 August, 2016 A Sunderland roof truss producer is moving into timber frame thanks to newly installed technology

Wood science - why does it matter? 19 August, 2016 A timber trade staffed across the board with knowledgeable wood professionals is something the whole industry should aspire too, says Wood Technology Society chairman John Park

Wood and water 20 July, 2016 Moisture content is an important facet of today’s timber product, says Wood Technology Society chairman John Park

Separating fiction from fact 21 June, 2016 Consulting wood scientist Jim Coulson looks at the subject of wood preservation in this latest Talking Timber column

The Italian job 21 June, 2016 The Xylexpo woodworking technology fair in Milan had something for everyone this year, reports Stephen Powney

Hot Prospects 21 June, 2016 Kiln manufacturers are optimising the drying process to improve product quality and reduce their customers’ costs. Keren Fallwell reports

Fit for Purpose 20 May, 2016 Both the preservatives sector and timber fastener industry have worked hard to make sure fixing into preservative treated wood is as trouble-free as possible, Stephen Powney reports

A mission to protect 20 May, 2016 The prospects of the timber treatment sector are good, but it needs to be ever more proactive to achieve its potential, the Wood Protection Association conference heard. Mike Jeffree reports

Pressure on creosote 20 May, 2016 Creosote has long been a high performance method of preserving timber, but ever-tightening
regulation on its use is causing some to look at alternatives, reports Stephen Powney

Timber treatment’s case in the round 20 May, 2016 The emergence of the circular economy concept and the rise of timber in construction pose
opportunities and challenges for the timber treatment sector. Mike Jeffree reports

Multi-tasking moulders 20 April, 2016 New moulder technology is not all about size and speed. Choice, versatility and bespoke capabilities are also key machine development criteria. Mike Jeffree reports

Xylexpo United 20 April, 2016 International woodworking technology show Xylexpo is in better health thanks to the return of
major players and a strong vision for the future, reports Stephen Powney from Milan

Hot to handle 21 March, 2016 IMHX 2016 showcases the latest in materials handling, logistics and supply chain solutions. Show organsier Rob Fisher looks at some of the show highlights.

Safety First 21 March, 2016 Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) CEO Peter Harvey examines the risks of moving materials and offers guidance to keep workers safe.

Moving Materials 21 March, 2016 In this feature we look at how several companies in the timber sector, both in the UK and abroad, have been making investments in materials handling technology.

Preservation, and promotion 21 March, 2016 In Sweden, use of preserved softwood in outdoor applications, including decking and garden products, is being promoted through both marketing and lobbying. Mike Jeffree reports.

Limiting Exposure 24 February, 2016 Tightening EU formaldehyde regulations have seen coatings and adhesives companies such as AkzoNobel develop new compliant systems

Grabex invests in wood window future 24 February, 2016 A window manufacturer with a PVCu product background is investing in its timber windows business because of continued demand for natural products.

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