Timber Trades Journal Online
James Latham has announced an agreement to become a major distributor for Italian high pressure laminate (HPL) manufacturer Abet Laminati.Read more
Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies has secured €68m funding to build, operate and finance the world’s first Tricoya modified wood chip manufacturing plant in Hull.Read more
James Latham has announced an agreement to become a major distributor for Italian high pressure laminate (HPL) manufacturer Abet Laminati.
TRA launches Ireland group and signs MoU with STA
The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has announced a number of new initiatives including a new Ireland group and a memorandum of understanding with the Structural Timber Association (STA) to reinforce the close working relationship between the two bodies.
Strong first quarter for Södra
Södra’s wood division recorded a big performance improvement in Q1, posting an operating profit of SKr3m (Q1 2016: SKr-93m) for the period.
Substantial growth recorded in China’s sawn timber imports
Data from China’s customs authorities shows substantial growth in sawn timber imports in 2016, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market report.
FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring project moves forward
The International Tropical Timber Organisation has relaunched the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Independent Market Monitoring programme effective April 1, 2017.
Chipboard producers are positive about the UK market, although the Brexit effect creates some uncertainties. Keren Fallwell reports.
How does your garden grow?
The garden products sector is gearing up for the spring season and reports that demand is already good. Sally Spencer reports
Decking still delivers
Decking is still on trend and there is still scope for innovation and product development. Sally Spencer reports
Peter Millatt’s steady hand on the tiller has developed Scotline into a major timber shipping business. He talks to Keren Fallwell
Moves that matter
Materials handling is one of the most important operations across the timber supply chain. This latest update looks at how companies have been investing in their forklift/sideloader fleets
There have been grumblings in the UK timber trade for many years about the quality of some of the hardwood plywood imported.
Strengthening Bonds Post-Brexit
Brexit may mean Brexit, but in the face of global trade trends, rather than loosening ties, the UK and EU timber trades can and should reinforce bonds of cooperation and support, writes Patrizio Antonicoli, secretary general of CEI-Bois, the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries
Trading trends outweigh Brexit impacts
In the short-term rising consumption elsewhere and supply trends look set to affect UK softwood import trade more than the Brexit vote, writes Sampsa Auvinen, CEO of Norvik Timber Industries, board member of Bergs Timber AB and president of the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry
2017 - The year for living positively
In spite of most forecasters expressing degrees of gloominess about the UK economy generally, 2017 could turn out to be a good 12 months for the UK forestry and wood processing sector, writes the chief executive of Confor Stuart Goodall
Appliance of wood identity science
Powerful new tools are helping timber traders demonstrate timber legality and sustainability, writes Oliver Cupit of non-profit sustainability organisation NEPCon