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BoKlok UK appoints modular housing manufacturer, TopHat, to deliver first UK homes

02-06-2020
Boklok, IKEA, Skanska, TopHat, UK, modular housing manufacturer,

Illustration of a coming BoKlok area in the UK (Image credit: Boklok) The five-year contract will see TopHat work with BoKlok to manufacture two and three-bedroom houses. Like all BoKlok developments, the homes will be made from timber frames and will feature key BoKlok characteristics such as natural light, low energy consumption and IKEA …

Investigation exposes European firms taking advantage of loophole to import Myanmar teak

29-05-2020
European Union Timber Regulation, loophole, Myanmar teak

A new investigation has uncovered a scheme exploiting a loophole in the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) that campaigners allege allows European companies to buy Myanmar teak without conducting due diligence. The scheme was run out of Croatia and allowed companies in other European countries to purchase teak from Myanmar via Croatian firm …

John Deere introduces new H219 harvesting head

29-05-2020
John Deere, new machinery, harvester head

John Deere introduces new H219 harvesting head for large harvesters and big timber. The two-wheel-drive H219 harvester head has dual-speed feed motors. Its feed force and speed automatically adjust to the size of the timber being processed. Long knives and large roller openings make it easy to grab the tree for fell cutting. The combined …

Researchers at Philippines’ Forest Products Research and Development Institute explores thermally modified wood

28-05-2020
Forest Products Research and Development Institute, Department of Science and Technology, DoST-FPRDI, The Philippines, thermal modification, wood

Los Baños-based Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST-FPRDI) are currently looking into a process called thermal modification or TM as a more environment-friendly way of protecting wood and bamboo from insect pests and fungi, reported the Manila Times. “Thermal …

Jartek launches new electro feeder

28-05-2020
jartek, Finland, sawmilling technology, electro feeder

Finnish sawmilling technology company Jartek's product development team has finished testing a new type of feeder capable of significantly higher speeds than conventional feeders. The technology is based on servo motors to ensure extreme accuracy and custom steel holders that allow high speeds even for larger dimensions. The electro feeder was …

UK global tariff for wood and wood products released

27-05-2020
UK global tariff, wood, wood products, Brexit

From 1 January 2021, the UK will apply a UK-specific tariff to imported goods. The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff, which applies until 31 December 2020, reported TTJ. The duty rates will become applicable to customs entries made on or from 1 January 2021 when the UK formally exits the EU. The changes …

Bosch secures global 3RT contract to turn wood waste into sustainable hardwood

27-05-2020
Bosch, 3RT, Designer Hardwood, plantation waste, sustainable hardwood, Australia

Bosch Manufacturing Solutions will supply digital production units to 3RT for the global manufacture of sustainable hardwood. Based in Melbourne and Adelaide, 3RT has developed a world-first technology in collaboration with Flinders University, that converts wood waste into timber that looks and performs like 100-year-old tropical hardwood, called …

Roseburg publishes environmental product declaration for MDF products manufactured in Medford, Oregon

26-05-2020
Roseburg, environmental product declaration, MDF, Medford, Oregon

Roseburg Forest Products has published its eighth certified Environmental Product Declaration, providing standardised and objective information about the lifecycle environmental impacts of the company’s wood products, and now including Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF). Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) provide consumers with …

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