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November 2019


Teaching the Austrian way
26 November 2019 This year for our Austria timber focus, TTJ joined a UK trip to Binderholz with lecturers from several universities to learn more about the products and processes in the Austrian timber sector. Stephen Powney reports

Battling the Beetle
26 November 2019 Lars Schmidt, general manager at DeSH, the German sawmill and timber industry federation, sums up the sector’s experiences this year

Opportunity 4.0 Panels
26 November 2019 There is a strong possibility for the panels sector to lead the way with Building Maintenance 4.0, says Dr Graham Ormondroyd of the BioComposites Centre

Take two
26 November 2019 Norbord’s SterlingOSB Zero and CaberDek have been used in two very different projects over the last few months

Above and BE.YOND
26 November 2019 Dave Huggins, business development director at IDS talks about a new panel product that goes BE.YOND environmental legislation

An extra dimension
26 November 2019 Sonae Arauco’s new three-dimensional fibreboard won the Innovation: Product Category at this year’s TTJ Awards

Panel futures
26 November 2019 A special 30th anniversary for the BioComposites Centre was the background for this year’s International Panel Products Symposium in Wales. Stephen Powney shares some highlights

The next generation
26 November 2019 HNC construction students enjoy a unique opportunity

Imports up on year
26 November 2019 Latest TTF figures show import volumes have risen overall, but have fallen in the months of April, May, June and July

Brexit doubts hit Timber sales
26 November 2019 TTJ’s monthly column in partnership with the Builders Merchant Building Index shows a noticeable drop in merchants’ timber and joinery sales

October 2019


The Plywood Saga… Continued
24 October 2019 John Park continues his series of articles looking at the problem of misleading descriptions of plywood

Florian in its Prime
24 October 2019 Hardwood timber products giant Florian has expanded greatly in the past two decades. Stephen Powney went to see first hand its facilities in Italy and Croatia

Scotline crests low Carbon wave
24 October 2019 The specialist timber shipping line is future-proofing its fleet and, unperturbed by stormy political waters, looks forward to further growth and development. Mike Jeffree reports

Positive Ports in a Storm
24 October 2019 Customs log jams and other import hold-ups are among post-Brexit predictions, but ports say they’re doing their utmost to minimise problems and longer-term are upbeat about developing their timber and wood products services. Mike Jeffree reports

Safe and Sound
24 October 2019 This year’s WPA awards featured projects that have kept people and wildlife safe. Sally Spencer reports

Brexit and the BPR
24 October 2019 Gordon Ewbank, CEO of the Wood Protection Association, clarifies the situation regarding the implications of Brexit on the preservative treated wood supply chain.

WPA unveils new brand identity and strategic vision
23 October 2019 The WPA’s chief executive Gordon Ewbank gives TTJ an exclusive insight into the Association’s fresh new image and operations.

Refreshed and Relevant
23 October 2019 The Wood Campus online learning and information site has new material and updates

Import Growth Weighted to Q1
23 October 2019 Latest TTF figures show an increase in import volumes over the first half of 2019, with Q1 accounting for all the growth.

Timber and Joinery Sales Flat in July
23 October 2019 TTJ’s monthly column in partnership with the Builders Merchant Building Index shows timber and joinery sales growth was marginally down in July