Timber Expo: Lonza looks sharp

5 October 2013

The Excalibur incising machine, co-developed by Lonza Wood Protection and Tweddle Engineering, proved to be a big draw to Lonza’s stand.

A steady stream of visitors were treated to demonstrations of the machine's sawn timber incising capabilities and, according to marketing manager David Law, were impressed by its solid form but compact footprint.

"The Excalibur has answered a lot of customers' questions by adding value to home-grown species and providing a more pleasing pattern of incisions," said Mr Law.

He added that the machine on show was destined for ETC Sawmill immediately after Timber Expo and that another two were going out to customers this week.

Fencing manufacturers had also shown keen interest in the round timber version of the Excalibur, the Sidewinder, said Mr Law.

Lonza also highlighted the latest developments around its family of preservative products, including Tanalith E 8000 and its fire retardant treatments - Dricon, which is the only BBA-certified fire retardant treatment for timber; and Non-Com exterior, which is accepted by the NHBC for the protection of exterior cladding timbers on newbuild projects.