State of Trade Survey 2015 Q1
Construction product manufacturers continued to see increasing sales during 2015 Q1. 33% of heavy side manufacturers and 14% of light side manufacturers reported that sales were higher than the previous three months, although this is lower than the respective balances of 44% and 87% reported by heavy and light side firms in the final quarter of 2014. 50% of heavy side firms and 29% of light side firms also
reported that sales in Q1 were higher in compared to a year earlier. Although these were the lowest balances in seven quarters, manufacturers were optimistic over the outlook for the next 12 months.
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Although there is an increasing interest and application in using adhesive-bonded connections for new buildings, the main demand for this technology in the UK is for repairs to structural timbers. The original concept was aimed at repairing historic structures. However, the technology is increasingly being used for repairing modern materials...
Adhesives are widely used in non-structural applications such as furniture manufacture and joinery. They are also used in the manufacture of panel products such as plywood, particleboard, fibreboard and oriented strandboard (OSB), of which some grades are used structurally.
Glulam and structural timber composites such as cross laminated...