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West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what is a giant move in the global wood products arena.Read more
Denmark-based wood impregnation and thermal treatment plant supplier IWT-Moldrup says it will supply worldwide the first dedicated Copper naphthenate (Cu-Nap) plant as the environmentally friendly but effective future alternative to CCA and creosote.Read more
The winners of the annual Wood Awards have been announced. The judges have selected six structures and three products that represent the best of British architecture and product design in wood. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in wood design.
CJ Sheeran acquires Coolrain Sawmills
Ireland’s largest pallet manufacturer and recycler, CJ Sheeran Ltd, has acquired Coolrain Sawmills.
ECI acquired by Leonard Green & Partners
ECI Software Solutions (ECI), a supplier of cloud-based business management software solutions for small and medium sized companies, has announced that Leonard Green & Partners (LGP) will acquire a majority stake in the company from funds advised by Apax Partners and The Carlyle Group. Upon completion of the transaction, funds advised by Apax Partners, which acquired ECI in 2017, will retain a minority stake in ECI. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
West Fraser to acquire Norbord and create global wood products leading group
West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what is a giant move in the global wood products arena.
TIMCON welcomes new ISPM15 measure
Heat-treated wooden components will be temporarily allowed for the repair of wooden pallets and packaging, increasing options for businesses who want to grow their capacity of ISPM15-compliant wooden packaging material (WPM) before the final Brexit deadline on December 31, 2020.
The latest TTF statistics show an improvement in import volumes in the month of July
Pulling their weight
The workhorses of the British-grown timber sector – the sawmills – have shown their resilience through lockdown and are experiencing strong demand for their products. Sally Spencer reports
Woodsafe and sound
Woodsafe Timber Protection has turned its attention to the UK market for fire retardant timber treatments. Sally Spencer reports
The WPA, TTF and TDCA have extended their co-ordinated campaign to promote the accurate description of preservative treated wood. WPA chief executive officer Gordon Ewbank reports.
Juvenile delinquency in trees
What happens to a tree’s branches as it gets older determines not just the prevalence of knots but also the nature of the resultant wood fibre. John Park reports
There’s growing realisation that construction has a key role to play in tackling the climate crisis and, within that context, of the need to teach building professionals about using timber, writes Tabitha Binding, university and regional engagement manager, TTF
Construction resilience in the era of Covid
The construction industry’s talents will always be needed, says Philip Pointon sustainability director at Pasquill
Backing the low carbon campaign
Timber products have such a great story to tell.
Choose Science Over Emotion
A science first, fact-based approach to the Fire Safety Bill is required, says Jeremy English, Södra
Continued Communication on Carbon Is Key
The industry must continue to communicate timber’s role in mitigating climate change, another crisis that could turn the world upside down, writes American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables