Timber Trades Journal Online


TTJ Awards voting closes today
10 July, 2020 Voting in the 24th annual TTJ Awards closes today (Friday July 10) at midnight.
  • MSC goes digital with instant quote function
    Global container shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has moved towards digitalisation with the introduction of an instant quote function for its online cargo bookings.
  • Setra maintains full sawmill production
    Swedish sawmiller Setra says COVID-19 is continuing to cause uncertainty but it has succeeded in maintaining full sawmill production without furloughing any employees.


Something in the air
12 June, 2020 Andrew True discusses the fine art of air drying timber
  • Collection selection
    February 2020 saw the introduction of the new Egger Decorative Collection 2020-22. This was the biggest product launch for the company since 2017, offering the very best decors and textures with a focus on the latest design trends
  • Garnica builds seventh factory
    Leading European plywood manufacturer Garnica has commenced construction work on its seventh factory, in north-central France. Stephen Powney looks at the investment and recent developments at Garnica
  • Lumin embarks on expansion project
    South American plywood manufacturer Uruply SA (Lumin) is about to embark on a US$30m investment in an additional production line. Stephen Powney spoke to Lumin CEO Alvaro Molinari
  • OSB4 gains market interest
    OSB4 is the highest performance OSB board in the market, attracting increased interest in global markets. Stephen Powney talks to several mills producing the board and examines the product benefits and applications


Continued Communication on Carbon Is Key
30 June, 2020 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
  • Planting plans remain a priority
    To meet UK 2050 climate change targets, support biodiversity, rural livelihoods – and deliver a sustainable timber supply, politicians must be held to their pledges on tree planting, says Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall
  • Communication is even more critical in crisis
    Like the rest of the business community, the timber sector is facing unprecedented challenges in the pandemic. It’s key to stay informed and keep communications channels open, says Timber Trade Federation MD Dave Hopkins
  • Sticking together
    Last week was a whirlwind for all companies operating in the building supplies chain, with adjustments due to the government’s announcement of restrictions on certain business operations to slow the spread of coronavirus, writes TTJ editor Stephen Powney.