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August 2020


Lockdown losses
05 August 2020 The timber sector felt the full force of lockdown in April, with imports down 40% on the same month in 2019

Covid-19 hits merchants’figures
05 August 2020 BMBI figures show merchant sales collapsed under Covid-19 lockdown

June 2020


Something in the air
12 June 2020 Andrew True discusses the fine art of air drying timber

Collection selection
12 June 2020 February 2020 saw the introduction of the new Egger Decorative Collection 2020-22. This was the biggest product launch for the company since 2017, offering the very best decors and textures with a focus on the latest design trends

Garnica builds seventh factory
12 June 2020 Leading European plywood manufacturer Garnica has commenced construction work on its seventh factory, in north-central France. Stephen Powney looks at the investment and recent developments at Garnica

Lumin embarks on expansion project
12 June 2020 South American plywood manufacturer Uruply SA (Lumin) is about to embark on a US$30m investment in an additional production line. Stephen Powney spoke to Lumin CEO Alvaro Molinari

OSB4 gains market interest
12 June 2020 OSB4 is the highest performance OSB board in the market, attracting increased interest in global markets. Stephen Powney talks to several mills producing the board and examines the product benefits and applications

Shower power
09 June 2020 KBB took place at the NEC from March 1-4, just before the coronavirus pandemic forced the UK into social distancing measures and then lockdown. Showerwall was there to promote its bathroom wall panelling products

Investing in the future
09 June 2020 TFS recently celebrated a milestone – 21 years in business – and has now embarked on a growth strategy to maintain business success for the next 20 years and to meet evolving industry needs

Positive prospects
09 June 2020 The short-term outlook for the American softwood industry is challenging, but the sector’s fundamentals remain robust, pointing to a strong rebound in domestic and export demand in 2021, reports Charles Trevor, consultant for American Softwoods

American hardwood on the map
09 June 2020 AHEC has updated, upgraded and relaunched its interactive US hardwood forest map. Mike Jeffree reports

Tulipwood TMT Passes Ordeal by Fire
09 June 2020 As the focus on use of combustible materials in wall construction intensifies, AHEC has subjected thermally modified tulipwood cladding to fire rating tests. Mike Jeffree reports

Creating US Hardwood Connections
09 June 2020 An international network of locked down furniture designers is getting creative with US cherry, red oak and maple. Mike Jeffree reports

Training grows during lockdown
05 June 2020 Online training has seen a boost during lockdown

Imports Slide Pre-Pandemic
05 June 2020 Latest TTF stats show a continuing fall in imports before the impact of Covid-19 is truly known

Lacklustre Feb –Before Covid-19 Hit
05 June 2020 BMBI figures reveal that trade was tough in February, ahead of the emerging pandemic

April 2020


Don’t keep it to yourself!
21 April 2020 The wonders of trees and timber should be promoted to all ages, says John Park

Challenges ahead for the UK softwood sector
21 April 2020 The TTF Softwood Conference presented a mixed and uncertain message for delegates. Just as the post-Brexit landscape started to emerge, fresh challenges lie ahead, not least the COVID-19 coronavirus. Simon Hastelow reports

Three into one
21 April 2020 Tweddle Engineering, WTT and MSL are being incorporated into a new company – the WTM Group. Sally Spencer reports

Tomorrow’s Timber Talent
21 April 2020 This year’s TRADA University Challenge student competitors were tasked with designing a timber-based housing scheme