Timber Trades Journal Online


LIGNA.Conference to take place in Rosenheim, Germany on 6 and 7 October 2020
18 February, 2020 The world’s biggest trade show for the woodworking and timber processing industry, LIGNA, takes place in May 2021. But a sister event: LIGNA Conference will also be held on 6 and 7 October in Rosenheim, Germany.
  • Development of super thick plywood in Japan
    Tokyo based Seihoku Plywood is developing a plywood with a thickness of more than 50mm and it is applying to obtain Japanese Organic Regulation (JAS) certificate. This would allow Seihoku to participate in the new engineered wood market.
  • Brexit and EU wood product quotas
    The Brazilian Association for Mechanically Processed Timber (ABIMCI) started a dialogue with the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) to define the quota system for timber products exported by Brazil to the European Union and the United Kingdom.


The right fix
29 January, 2020 Associate purchasing director Stewart Lloyd from TIMco, talks about the latest trends in fixings and fasteners and how customer demand is driving the evolution of products
  • Corking winners
    Last year’s Wood Awards winners showcased timber in all its forms
  • Timber training on track
    The rebirth of the Institute of Carpenters over the past 12 months is focused on bringing industry and education together to train and nurture talent for the future of the UK woodworking sector. Mike Jeffree reports


New Year predictions
29 January, 2020 A new decade is here. Can you believe it is 20 years since the Millennium?
  • Catching the green deal wave
    European woodworking industries must work together to support and capitalise on development of a new low environmental impact economic model, says Patrizio Antonicoli, secretary-general of the European Woodworking Industries Confederation – CEI Bois
  • Clock is ticking for tropical forest sustainability
    The Fair&Precious campaign commits business to support sustainable tropical timber sourcing and communicates the multiple benefits of sustainable forest management, says Benoît Jobbé-Duval, managing director of the International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT)
  • Different pathways - same destination
    The 2019 Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition saw varying views expressed on the route to tropical timber sustainability, but agreement on the importance of getting there, reports Nienke Sleurink, programme manager at Netherlandsbased IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative