Wood used in joinery: The UK mass balance and efficiency in use
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This report forms part of the Biffaward Programme on Sustainable Resource Use. The joinery sector purchases the greater part of its wood in the form of raw timber rather than manufactured products, and at nearly 650,000 tonnes in 2000, approximately four times more softwood is purchased than hardwood. Other raw materials are purchased in smaller quantities with about 50,000 tonnes of particleboard and MDF being purchased and less than 20,000 tonnes of chipboard.
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This report forms part of the Biffaward Programme on Sustainable Resource Use. The study suggests that nearly 90% of the 1.5 million tonnes of wood that was used in packaging in 2002 was used for the production of pallets. The main receivers of wood packaging were identified as non-timber related...
The document provides a summary of the UK timber industry mass balance for 2002 and brings together the findings of individual mass balance studies undertaken by the five key sectors in the timber industry. These are construction, furniture, joinery, packaging and pulp and paper. Mass balance provides a method for...
This report forms part of the Biffaward Programme on Sustainable Resource Use. In 2002, the UK net timber supply for the construction sector was 12.3 million tonnes and this accounted for four million of the six million tonnes of softwood entering the UK.
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