Timber Trades Journal Online
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has turned from an inward-looking organisation to an outward-facing organisation with a punchy, simple message and voice to help promote members’ businesses.Read more
Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies plc recorded an 18% sales volume increase in the year ended March 31, 2017 but loss before tax was €4.4m (2016: €0.5m loss).
Lonza gains Grown in Britain promotional licence
Lonza Wood Protection has gained a promotional licence from Grown in Britain, linking the latest Excalibur incising machines firmly into the British-grown timber supply chain.
“Outward-looking” TTF punches simple message, AGM hears
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has turned from an inward-looking organisation to an outward-facing organisation with a punchy, simple message and voice to help promote members’ businesses.
Sodra Wood Ltd opens new UK HQ
Södra Wood Ltd (formerly Crown Timber), has relocated its UK and Irish operations to a new flagship HQ in the Office Park in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
New sustainability solutions
How to stand up a sustainability claim for uncertified hardwood was the theme of a recent seminar co-hosted by James Latham, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and Timber Trade Federation (TTF).
The Brexit vote and weak pound have so far failed to dent the UK’s appetite for US hardwoods. Rupert Oliver reports
Several new wood-based panel products are available on the UK market this year. Sally Spencer takes a look at what’s on offer
When wood science is used for the wrong reason!
Wood Technology Society chairman John Park shares his frustration at certain sustainability messaging in the industry which doesn’t help the cause of wood
Flying the Flag
With so much talk about Brexit and the need for UK manufacturing to make the most of the global market after coming out of Europe, TTJ went in search of a successful British timbersector company with a global reach. Stephen Powney talks to Stenner Ltd
In line for duties
On course for recovery post the US construction crash, the Canadian lumber industry has been hit with American import duties. Mike Jeffree reports
For businesses in the British-grown timber industry, the key issue today is how to ensure continuity of wood supply beyond the peak of timber production from domestic forests, which is forecast for around 2030, writes UK Forest Products Association executive director David Sulman
Opening young eyes to the potential of timber
TRADA’s Student Design Competition and University Engagement Programme are not only designed to encourage greater use of timber in the future, but to inspire tomorrow’s architects and engineers to push the boundaries of what’s possible with wood, says TRADA membership and marketing manager Rupert Scott
US lumber duties to have far reaching effect
Donald Trump is certainly making his mark on the world during his first six months in office.
Environmental impact assessment made easier
Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations are becoming increasingly important in building materials specification, but there are increasingly user-friendly tools to generate them, writes Dr Shamir Ghumra, director at the BRE Centre for Sustainable Products
Going to machinery heaven
Our front page in this issue is given over to the Ligna exhibition in Hanover.