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EU imports of Chinese hardwood ply fall 4% in 2013
24 April, 2014 EU imports of Chinese hardwood plywood fell slightly last year, but the EU Timber Regulation had less of an impact than expected.


Diversity spells dynamism
19 April, 2014 Incoming American Hardwood Export Council chair Jennifer Brand, vice-president international wood products at Bridgewell Resources, told TTJ editor Mike Jeffree that she sees a bright future for a US hardwoods sector based on diversity of species, products, export markets and workforce.
  • Fortis flexes its muscles
    The UK’s newest and largest buyers’ group shared its ethos with members and suppliers at its Timber & Building conference. Keren Fallwell reports
  • Data drives demand
    The market requires ever more information on timber legality, environmental impact and performance. The American Hardwood Export Profile is US hardwoods’ response. Rupert Oliver reports.
  • Adopt an architect
    Building bridges with construction professionals can reap rich rewards for timber, according to AHEC’s David Venables. Mike Jeffree reports.
  • Modified momentum
    The market’s light bulb moment for the potential of thermally-modified US hardwood is just around the corner, writes Neil Summers of Timber Dimension, which is working with the American Hardwood Export Council to test and validate the material’s performance.


A call to arms and architects
19 April, 2014 Timber is grabbing headlines, says TTJ editor Mike Jeffree.
  • Wood Awards benefit timber industry
    The Wood Awards are an opportunity for the timber industry to celebrate the best in wood, says Michael Buckley, chairman of the Wood Awards judges.
  • Biomass impacts wood supply
    Biomass demand is exacerbating the current log shortage, says Arvid Nielsen, general manager of John Grimes Sawmills


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    13 May 2014 - 17 May 2014