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LATEST NEWS

New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) announces Hereford based Oakwrights winner of design competition
24 January, 2020 Oakwrights will create the designs for three new NMITE buildings on the Skylon site: The Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT); The Centre for Automated Manufacture (CAM); Centre for Future Skills (CFS).

LATEST FEATURES

On a Roll
19 December, 2019 BS Handling Systems has installed a pallet conveyor at SCA Wood UK
  • Totally Tropical
    The TTF’s Tropical Timber Forum featured presentations from companies on the ground in the tropical forestry belt. Sally Spencer was there
  • Present Problems, Positive Prospects
    Insect pest, storm damage and over production are impacting the softwood sector, but soaring global housing demand presents exciting opportunity. Mike Jeffree reports from the International Softwood Conference 2019
  • Pressing on
    Production of wood briquettes from waste wood material is helping a Croatian pallet producer boost its revenues significantly
  • Heating up
    Use of waste wood and forest biomass material continues to be an important focus for the timber industry in reducing costs, for product manufacture and power/heat generation. Stephen Powney reports

BLOGS

Different pathways - same destination
19 December, 2019 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
  • Levelling the EUTR playing field a priority
    Only with uniform enforcement and due diligence support for importers can the EUTR keep illegal timber off the EU market, says Indra Van Gisbergen, forest and development campaigner at NGO, Fern
  • Tackling market and climate change
    The International Softwood Conference shone a spotlight not just on trade trends, but also the industry’s urgent need to rise to environmental challenges, says TTF president Charles Hopping