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A taste for timber 20 November, 2015 A new kitchen can range from a few hundred to many thousands of pounds but whatever the price range, timber products are the main ingredients. Sally Spencer reports

Panel product futures 20 November, 2015 Alastair Kerr, director general of the Wood Panel Industries Federation, answers key questions surrounding the development of the panel products sector in the UK and Ireland

A Passion to Sell 20 October, 2015 Ted James has spent 39 years in the London timber trade and runs South London Timber. Stephen Powney speaks to him.

Timber expo moves to next level 21 September, 2015 Timber Expo is stepping up to the next level as part of UK Construction Week. Here we preview this year’s event

Timber Can Pass the Test 20 August, 2015 The Passive House movement is growing in the UK and here George Watson of Coillte Panel Products looks at the panels available to help meet these stringent targets

Sterling Work 20 June, 2015 TTJ conducted a whistle-stop tour of part of Scotland’s timber industry earlier this year, seeing panel manufacturing, engineered timber production and timber importing, processing and merchanting operations at several companies. We kicked off with a visit to Norbord’s Sterling OSB mill near Inverness, reports Stephen Powney.

FunderMax boosts UK profile 08 May, 2015 Austria-based panels and decorative laminates producer FunderMax has big plans for the UK market.

End Use: Boatbuilding 20 April, 2015 Wooden boats carry a sense of romance and tradition – and offer a specialist market for timber suppliers. Keren Fallwell reports.

Investing in innovation 20 April, 2015 Market conditions have improved for panel producers who are demonstrating their confidence by increasing capacity and stepping up product development. Sally Spencer reports

Sector Focus: Panel Products, “Modifying the Panel Marketplace” 20 April, 2015 Modified wood panel products are a reality and boast vastly superior stability and durability characteristics compared to standard wood-based panels, reports Stephen Powney.

Sector Focus: Panel Products, “The China Question” 20 April, 2015 China has rapidly grown from being one of the world’s largest importers of plywood to one of the largest exporters and that shift has brought recognised sourcing problems for the timber industry, highlighted by recent issues on EUTR compliance. Keren Fallwell reports.

Welley Floor Focus 20 March, 2015 In Penang, Malaysia is plywood and engineered flooring manufacturer Welley Timber Industries
Sdn Bhd which has market-focused objectives based on innovation, reports Michael Buckley

Talking about a Revolution 20 February, 2015 Around the world efforts are being made to create a fourth industrial revolution that will radically change manufacturing as we know it. Large wood-based panel producers are already plugging in to the process. Stephen Powney talks to Siemens about “Industrie 4.0”, as it is known in Germany

Ideas for innovation 20 January, 2015 Representatives of the global wood panel industry converged on Hannover to hear market reports and technical papers on research and innovation. Stephen Powney was there to bring this report.

Back on track 15 October, 2014 An improving North American economy helped boost this year’s IWF in Atlanta. Stephen Powney of sister publication Wood- Based Panels International was there.

Plywood giant reincarnated in veneer 18 August, 2014 An Italian veneer company has set up on the site of the former Plysorol plant

On Target 16 July, 2014 The market for Medite Tricoya Extreme is gaining momentum. Sally Spencer reports.

Making a mark 17 May, 2014 BM TRADA technical manager Dr Hugh Mansfield Williams examines the impact of CE marking on the wood panel market

Finsa in Superpan expansion plans 17 May, 2014 Finsa is expanding production and the range of applications for its Superpan panel. Stephen Powney reports from the Superpan factory in Porto.

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