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Nobu Portman Square readies for the TTJ Awards
19 August, 2021
The Nobu Portman Square Hotel will be the setting for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards taking place on September 17.
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LP sales more than double as OSB business soars
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation reported a 142% increase in net sales for Q2, 2021 to US$1.3bn compared to the same period in the prior year.
Arnold Laver sees 15% sales drop in 2020, reports stronger trading this year
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 UK nationwide timber products distributor Arnold Laver has reported a 15% decrease in its annual sales to £123.4m due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. But trading in 2021 is performing strongly.
Steico’s UK sales rise 51.6% in H1, 2021
Monday, August 16, 2021 I-joist producer Steico has reported a 51.6% boost in its UK business for the first half of 2021.
TTJ Awards 2021 voted category shortlists released
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The TTJ Awards 2021 is gathering momentum with the release of this year’s voted category finalists.
Woodbois reports healthy revenue increase and completion of Primultini sawmill line
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 African forestry and timber trading firm Woodbois Limited has reported increased revenues in H1 2021 and expects sawn timber output to grow by 30% in H2.
West Fraser panels and lumber businesses soar in Q1
Monday, May 24, 2021 North American timber products giant West Fraser, which acquired Norbord earlier this year, has reported adjusted earnings (EBITDA) of US$665m for Q1, 2021.
Panels conference looks beyond Covid-19
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 More than 200 representatives of the international wood-based panels industry gathered for Wood Based Panels International’s (WBPI) Beyond Covid virtual conference on May 11.
Voting in the 25th TTJ Awards launches
Monday, May 10, 2021 Voting is underway for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards, which this year will be a hybrid event featuring an in-person event in central London and live-streaming to a wider digital audience.
Global wood-based panels conference to debate panels markets on May 11
Friday, May 07, 2021 TTJ-sister title Wood Based Panels International (WBPI) kicks off its virtual half-day conference on May 11, focusing on the performance of the global panels industry during the Covid-19 pandemic and looking beyond.
MDF Recovery targets 2022 for first operational plant
Friday, March 12, 2021 Innovative MDF recycling company MDF Recovery (MDFR) says the first operational plant featuring its technology is aimed to be running in 2022.
WBPI’s Beyond Covid virtual event changes date to May 11
Saturday, February 06, 2021 Wood Based Panels International's (WBPI) virtual half-day conference event - Beyond Covid-19: The global wood-based panels industry adapting for the future – will be taking place on May 11.
Lathams reflects on 2020 performance
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Leading UK timber products distributor James Latham has reported a major shift in the materials sector as specifiers select new products to reflect the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
TTF timber import stats show continued strong market recovery
Friday, January 08, 2021 Timber and panel import volumes performed strongly in October 2020 for the fifth consecutive month since June, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) timber statistics.
Beyond Covid-19 virtual event to assess international wood-based panels sector
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 TTJ sister title Wood Based Panels International (WBPI) is holding a virtual event on February 16, 2021 to look at how the international wood-based panels industry has adapted to the current pandemic and look at movements in furniture trends.
West Fraser to acquire Norbord and create global wood products leading group
Thursday, November 19, 2020 West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what is a giant move in the global wood products arena.
Norbord posts record Q3 earnings as OSB prices rocket
Friday, November 13, 2020 Norbord recorded its strongest quarter ever earnings in Q3, 2020, driven by higher OSB prices.
MEDITE SMARTPLY launches new Euroclass B OSB3 board
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 MEDITE SMARTPLY has launched SMARTPLY MAX FR B – a Euroclass B OSB3 board featuring wood flakes treated with flame retardant solution before factory pressing.
Egger plant goes into operation in the US
Friday, October 02, 2020 Egger’s first plant in North America – the new particleboard operation at Lexington, North Carolina – has produced its first board.
TTJ Virtual Awards kicks off this Friday
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 The TTJ Awards 2020 will kick off this week – Friday, September 25 – and will be an opportunity for the wood product industries to unite, gather together in a safe online experience and celebrate excellence.

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