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Finsa to become second producer of Tricoya modified wood-based panels
16 March, 2018
Modified wood producer Accsys has signed a Tricoya user licence agreement with Finsa for the production of Tricoya modified wood-based panels.
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Norbord gets STA Assure Gold status
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 The Structural Timber Association (STA) has awarded panel manufacturer Norbord the Assure Gold status in the association’s new STA Assure scheme.
Court grants Rougier permission to restructure African business
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 International tropical hardwood specialist Rougier has gained court permission for restructuring measures after filing for insolvency protection.
Diamond Mark Chinese plywood to arrive in UK
Monday, March 12, 2018 Caledonian Plywood Company’s (CPC) first shipment of Chinese plywood certified under the TFT Woodexperts Diamond Mark is due to reach the UK shortly.
Lawcris supplies materials for film set
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Leeds panels distributor Lawcris has been involved in supplying materials for the set of a new film.
South-east traders highlight treatment and supply issues
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Timber availability and the need to improve treated timber specification were two of the hot issues under discussion at the first official meeting of the newly re-formed London and Southeast Timber Trade Association (L&SETTA).
Plywood sector parties in London
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Around 135 people attended the Plywood Club of London’s Annual Dinner in London on February 2.
Strong panels markets boost Norbord earnings
Monday, February 05, 2018 Panel producer Norbord has posted record earnings in 2017 for its worldwide business.
UPM plywood division in record 2017 performance
Friday, February 02, 2018 UPM’s plywood business achieved a record high performance in 2017, the Finland-based forest products giant said in its annual results.
TTJ Awards moves to InterContinental London Park Lane
Thursday, February 01, 2018 The TTJ Awards will be moving to London’s Park Lane this year, with the InterContinental Hotel hosting the September 21 event.
Norbord wins Jewson supplier award
Friday, January 05, 2018 Norbord Europe Ltd was presented with the Best Overall Supplier 2017 award by Jewson at Jewson Live in December, the UK’s biggest builders’ merchant show.
Panels giant Arauco to acquire Masisa Mexico assets
Thursday, December 21, 2017 South America based wood-based panel giant Arauco is to buy Masisa’s Mexican mills in a US$245m deal.
TTF statistical review charts industry growth
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 The newly-released annual Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Statistical Review shows that the volume of wood products consumed in 2016 exceeded 16 million m3 for the first time since before the recession in 2008.
New headline sponsor for TTJ Awards
Monday, December 18, 2017 MDF mouldings manufacturer W Howard has signed up to become headline sponsor of the TTJ Awards 2018.
Devon refurb wins Gold Award at Wood Awards
Thursday, November 23, 2017 A refurbished house in Devon that makes extensive interior use of timber has won this year’s Wood Awards Gold Award.
Lavers in North London expansion
Monday, October 30, 2017 Arnold Laver has expanded its presence in North London after opening a large new depot in Borehamwood as part of a £1.5m investment.
Contractor appointed to build modified wood chip plant in Hull
Thursday, October 26, 2017 A contractor has been appointed to build Tricoya Ventures UK Ltd’s new modified wood chip plant in Hull.
Timber industry celebrates at TTJ Awards 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017 About 450 people attended the TTJ Awards last Friday at The Brewery in the City of London – a record number for the event.
Sydenhams acquires Avon Plywood
Friday, August 11, 2017 Sydenhams has acquired Keynsham-based timber and sheet materials specialist Avon Plywood.
Norbord’s UK and German markets still “strong”
Monday, July 31, 2017 Panel maker Norbord’s European operations delivered second quarter adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of US$9m (€7.7m) versus US$11m (€9.4m) in the same quarter last year and $6m (€5.1m) in the prior quarter.
Kronospan increases sales but gas explosion hit profits last year
Thursday, July 06, 2017 UK panel products manufacturer Kronospan’s newly-published accounts show it increased sales for the year ended September 30, 2016 but profits were reduced by a range of factors, including a gas explosion last summer at the Chirk factory.

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