Timber Trades Journal Online


Setra boosts profits and predicts positive market in 2017
24 January, 2017 Swedish sawmiller Setra has reported an operating profit of SKr153m (2015: SKr47m) for the full year 2016 and has predicted positive market developments this year.


Time for Technology
20 September, 2016 The W series woodworking technology exhibition has built up momentum over recent shows, with 2016’s W16 event set to be a further step up in size, reports Stephen Powney
  • Wood and water
    Moisture content is an important facet of today’s timber product, says Wood Technology Society chairman John Park
  • Strategic thinking
    The TTF has set out its strategy for the future, one that will see it add value to all its activities. Sally Spencer reports
  • Splashing the cash
    Joinery companies continue to invest in product development and production technology. Sally Spencer reports
  • Building on recovery
    The joinery sector has followed the fortunes of the recovering construction sector and, according to the BWF, business is good. Sally Spencer reports


That’s democracy!
20 July, 2016 Well it happened. Whatever way you voted in the EU referendum we now face undeniably one of the biggest periods of change ever in the UK. That’s democracy!
  • Driving positive change
    British Woodworking Federation (BWF) chief executive Iain McIlwee says the BWF has joined the Confederation of Timber Industries at a time of great opportunity to drive positive change
  • Speaking out with a single voice
    Recent months have certainly seen major political upheaval, says Timber Trade Federation managing director David Hopkins. But, with this comes great opportunity
  • Let’s kick out unaccredited plywood
    The TTF’s Plywood Summit is aiming for third party accreditation for all hardwood plywood. Without it, writes president Keith Fryer, the consequences could be dire
  • The training game
    A new approach to training is needed to ensure the timber industry gets enough new recruits for its future development, says TRADA marketing and membership services manager Rupert Scott