• Streamlining conductive film deposition

    Wood Focus magazine
    A simple electroless process for preparing nickel-phosphorus (Ni- P) film on wood veneers for electrical conductivity is being explored by Chinese researchers.
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    Forests are not weathering the storm

    Wood Focus magazine
    European forests are more susceptible to storm damage than ever before, according to research led by the British Forestry Commission. The Commission is exploring risk models that predict the probability, as well as the implications of thinning the forest and managing it in different ways.
  • Making a non-corrosive connection system

    Wood Focus magazine
    A non-metallic, non-glue, connection system for timber structures could find use in corrosive environments such as swimming pools and grit salt storage facilities, as well as the renovation or restoration of historic frames. It uses glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) dowels and densified veneer wood (DVW) flitch plates.
  • Construction industry must undergo huge change to meet the low carbon challenge

    The construction industry faces the largest change management programme since Victorian times if it is to meet the low carbon agenda, according to an industry report published recently.
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    Fighting decay - organic preservation method for wood

    Materials World magazine
    An organic preservation method for treated wood used in residential applications may provide an effective and environmentally friendly way to prevent wood decay.
  • Composites Conference call for abstracts deadline approaching

    The British Composites Society
    Offers of papers for the British Composites Society's international conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites will be considered up until 30 November 2010.
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    Misunderstood wood? Food packaging

    Packaging Professional magazine
    Novel microbiological testing methods could promote wood’s use as a food packaging material, according to a group of French researchers. The research is said to compound findings from other scientists, which conclude that micro-organisms do not survive easily on wood.
  • World Conference on Timber Engineering venue

    World Conference on Timber Engineering - WCTE 2010

    The Wood Technology Society
    A report on the international conference on timber engineering held in Riva del Garda, Italy, from 20-24 June.
  • WTS Journal now available online

    The Wood Technology Society
    The latest issue of IWSc -The Wood Technology Society's Journal has now been published under its new name of the International Wood Products Journal.
  • Farewell to BS 5268. Welcome to Eurocodes.

    The Wood Technology Society
    31 March 2010 saw the withdrawal of all parts BS 5268. For timber and wood-based products, BS 5268-2 is superseded by Eurocode 5 (EC5) or to be more precise BS EN 1995 - Design of Timber Structures