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Gearing up for Brexit 25 September, 2018
Major Irish pallet producer CJ Sheeran explains how it has increased its ISPM15 heat-treatment capacity
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Unchartered waters for pallets sector
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Pallet and fencing timber price levels have been rocketing in 2018. Uncertainty remains as to how near we are to the market peak. Stephen Powney reports
Politics start to dominate
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Currently stable, the UK plywood market remains positive but there are challenges looming. Meanwhile OSB continues to take market share. TTJ contributor Andy Tunnicliffe speaks to key market players
Globalised hardwood market brings pressures
Monday, August 27, 2018 In the words of one importer, global demand for hardwood of all kinds is on the rise, and the UK trade has to deal with the consequences. Mike Jeffree reports
Swedish forest fire risk poses new supply threat
Monday, August 27, 2018 After a strong softwood market in the first five months to the end of May, many UK timber merchants experienced slackening demand during June and up to mid-July. From then onwards, a gradual and stronger level of activity began to emerge. The downturn was at odds with global trends, which saw other markets across Europe and in other major economic areas witness steady and expanding consumption. Jerry Wilson reports
Changing ownership
Thursday, July 26, 2018 For the latest MDF report, we give a global picture of MDF mill developments. This extract from the first part of an annual survey of the global MDF industry by independent consultant Geoff Rhodes for sister title Wood-Based Panels International looks at expanded capacity
Oak passion
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 English Woodlands has carved out a reputation as a passionate hardwood timber merchant on a growth trajectory. Stephen Powney visited its Cocking site
Price volatility set to continue
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Fencing hits its peak season and tightness in log supply is causing headaches for pallet manufacturers. Sally Spencer reports
Supply and demand squeeze
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 The UK hardwood sector is caught between a more cautious market and global supply constraints. Mike Jeffree reports
Desperately seeking softwood
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 The TTF’s Softwood Conference came at a key time for the European softwood sector, with delegates keen to hear about latest market developments and forecasts for 2018 and beyond. Stephen Powney reports.
The only way is up
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Ireland’s timber industry is subject to the same pressures on supply as the rest of the world and prices for both logs and sawn timber are on the rise. Sally Spencer reports

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