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.


Austrian outlook
22 December, 2014 Austria may be one of the smaller European countries but its timber industry punches above its weight. Robin Meade reports.
  • Sound proof
    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


The wood we’ll need in the future
22 December, 2014 The European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition is making efforts to increase demand for sustainable tropical timber. Iris Tzur, communications manager, explains
  • A collaborative culture is key
    Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, considers how the STA is supporting the government’s Construction 2025 strategy
  • A sporting chance for success in 2015
    After an excellent year for the industry, Jonathan Fellingham, managing director at Donaldson Timber Engineering, considers the challenges ahead in 2015
  • Misconduct at work
    Jonathan Dale, head of employment at law firm Andrew Jackson, outlines procedures for dealing with misconduct cases


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