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Clear wood-based wrapping film wins New Wood competition
14 November, 2018
A clear packaging film made from wood pulp rather than plastic has won the New Wood competition.
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TTF stages its first panels conference
Thursday, November 08, 2018 The Timber Trade Federation’s inaugural UK Wood Panels Conference took place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on November 7.
TTJ announces Wood and Wellness conference
Monday, September 24, 2018 TTJ is to hold a major conference on wood’s role in the current trend towards health and wellbeing in the built environment.
Timber sector turns out in force for TTJ Awards
Monday, September 24, 2018 More than 400 people attended the annual TTJ Awards last Friday, with guest speaker and host Jo Caulfield providing the entertainment at new venue the InterContinental Hotel in Park Lane, London.
Greenpeace withdraws FSC membership
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Greenpeace International has announced it will not renew its membership of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), having lost confidence that the certification body alone can guarantee forests sufficient protection.
UK ministers hail Indonesia’s transformative FLEGT achievement
Monday, March 05, 2018 The UK Timber Trade Federation’s Timber Transformer exhibition describes the challenging journey Indonesia undertook to become the first country to issue its EU timber exports with FLEGT licences as legality assurance.
UK environment minister pledges EUTR will remain after Brexit
Monday, February 12, 2018 UK environment minister Dr Therese Coffey has assured the timber sector that the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT will continue after Brexit.
Timber trade invited to help shape FLEGT VPA process at London event
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 UK timber traders will have an opportunity to help shape the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) VPA process through a trade consultation in London.
London furniture retailer first to be fined in UK under EUTR
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 Designer furniture retailer Lombok has become the first UK business to be fined for breaching regulations introduced in 2013 to prohibit the importing and sale of illegally harvested timber.
New sustainability solutions
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 How to stand up a sustainability claim for uncertified hardwood was the theme of a recent seminar co-hosted by James Latham, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and Timber Trade Federation (TTF).
Weyerhaeuser agrees sale of Lumin plywood mill in Uruguay
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Weyerhaeuser has agreed to sell its Uruguay timberlands and manufacturing business, which includes the plywood mill producing Lumin branded products, to a consortium led by BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group for US$402.5m in cash.
Arnold Laver backs British timber with GiB licence
Monday, May 15, 2017 Major timber merchant Arnold Laver said its decision to come on board with the Grown in Britain campaign (GiB) is “good timing” considering the current overarching focus on the UK’s place in Europe.
PEFC Stakeholder Day highlights forest impacts
Monday, May 15, 2017 A snapshot of the importance of forest certification and how it affects forests in North America, Asia and Europe will be given at PEFC’s Annual Stakeholder Day on July 4.
London seminar on Brazil timber trade
Monday, May 15, 2017 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and Embassy of Brazil in London are combining on a seminar to give the timber trade an update on the South American country’s wood products sector.
FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring project moves forward
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 The International Tropical Timber Organisation has relaunched the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Independent Market Monitoring programme effective April 1, 2017.
TTF agrees third party testing for non-EU hardwood ply
Monday, March 13, 2017 The Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) National Panel Products Division has unanimously agreed mandatory third party species testing and third party product performance testing for all panels placed on the market from outside the EU.
World first wood window Life Cycle Assessments to be launched
Thursday, March 02, 2017 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is due to launch “world first” wood window Life Cycle Assessments at the Ecobuild show in London.
New report challenges wood biomass’ carbon neutrality
Friday, February 24, 2017 A new Chatham House report is challenging the carbon neutral position of wood biomass.
FLEGT-licensed timber arrives at Tilbury
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Containers of the first FLEGT-licensed wood products to arrive in the UK have been opened at Tilbury.
Indonesian ambassador “proud” of FLEGT licensing first
Thursday, December 15, 2016 The Indonesian ambassador to the UK Rizal Sukma has said his country’s successful FLEGT-licensing of timber exports to the EU could be “the seeds for a global norm” in regulating and managing environmental challenges.

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