Today on Timber Trades Journal Online


£110m CHP to power Stobart Biomass growth
19 December, 2014 Stobart Biomass is to help build a combined heat and power plant (CHP) on its group site on Merseyside that will require 140,000 tonnes of waste wood a year.
  • Metsä continues cuts as wood sales remain static
    Metsä Group is to sell its sawn timber upgrading business in Finland, ending wood impregnation on its domestic market and signalling another round of rationalisation for the global wood business.
  • Racking holds key to warehouse project
    OHRA, the German warehouse rack system specialist, has completed two major contracts including using the racks as a self-supporting structure for a warehouse walls and roof.


Sound proof
26 November, 2014 The success of last month’s W14 reflected the stable recovery in the timber industry. Keren Fallwell reports
  • Koppers plated preservation
    Koppers Performance Chemicals is expecting to make great gains, thanks to its game changing MicroPro and the latest addition to its Celcure range, Celcure C4. Sally Spencer reports
  • Climate talks yield new opportunities
    Dave Hopkins, executive director of Wood for Good, says the EU’s targets for emissions reduction and energy efficiency should be welcomed by the timber industry.
  • The life scientific
    BASF Wolman has revamped its brand and improved efficiency at its Baden-Baden site. Keren Fallwell reports
  • Timbmet grows from the roots up
    It’s not yet the pre-eminent timber business it wants to be, but Timbmet is on the way and determined to get there. Mike Jeffree reports.


Climate talks yield new opportunities
19 November, 2014 Dave Hopkins, executive director of Wood for Good, says the EU’s targets for emissions reduction and energy efficiency should be welcomed by the timber industry.
  • Permit to Treat
    Promoting product quality and the impending Industrial Emissions Directive are two important issues for the timber treatment sector. Steve Young, director of the Wood Protection Association, explains
  • The right side of the law
    Jonathan Dale, head of employment at law firm Andrew Jackson, explains the importance of knowing employment law
  • Building Teams
    Staff training is good for business and the industry, says John Newcomb, managing director of the Builders Merchants Federation
  • Industry recovery on show
    The timber industry has emerged from the recession with a new energy, says TTJ managing editor Sally Spencer


Annual Western Forest Industry Conference
28 Jan 2015 - 28 Jan 2015 A one-day conference for in-depth discussions and analysis on forest products market challenges, opportunities, threats and issues in Western North America. It features industry experts and analysts from the US and Canada
  • Legno&Edilizia
    19 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015 Legno&Edilizia (Wood&Building) is atrade fair aimed at everyone in the wood construction supply chain, from architects through to building trades. The show includes technical meetings, conferences, and practical demonstrations of woodworking machinery.
  • Nepal Wood International Expo
    27 Feb 2015 - 01 Mar 2015 A leading architecture, construction, building materials, engineering, innovation, interiors and design trade event
  • Ecobuild 2015
    03 Mar 2015 - 05 Mar 2015 Annual exhibition for sustainability in the built environment
  • Wood Guangzhou 2015
    09 May 2015 - 11 May 2015 China's leading wood and wood products trade show