High performance, sustainable coated UK timber for exterior applications

A scoping study being conducted for the Forestry Commission The Forestry Commission are supporting a project with BRE that is critically appraising the opportunity for utilising coating technologies on selected UK grown timber to produce a high performance coated exterior wood product. The products under consideration for this technology may be fully factory finished and … Continue reading “High performance, sustainable coated UK timber for exterior applications”

Bio-resins for re-engineered UK wood products

A scoping study being conducted for the Forestry Commission This project aims to provide the platform upon which ForestryCommission can evaluate support for emerging bio-resins and theirapplication in timber re-engineering industry in UK. The study consistsof an appraisal of the status of bio-resins worldwide and the driversand barriers dictating commercial growth, their fitness for purposeand … Continue reading “Bio-resins for re-engineered UK wood products”

Higher machine settings for UK grown Scots Pine

Case study: Forestry Commission:  Scot Pine shows great potential for penetrating higher values markets. In a recent study by BRE for the Forestry Commission (The quality of Scots pine from the Grampianand Cairngorm regions of Scotland), it was identified that the inherent qualities of the material being processed shows great potential for penetrating higher values markets. … Continue reading “Higher machine settings for UK grown Scots Pine”

Modelling Sitka spruce properties

Case study: Forestry Commission: Linking batten performance  to silvicultural models Project Aims: The objective of the project is to develop combined batten performance and silvicultural models, and to apply and validate recent research findings by both organisations in particular from the EU compression wood project and DTi PII project on timber scanning. Project Objectives: Correlate … Continue reading “Modelling Sitka spruce properties”