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TTJ Virtual Awards kicks off next week
15 September, 2020
The TTJ Awards 2020 will kick off next 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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Batten availability behind SR Timber’s lockdown growth
Monday, September 14, 2020 SR Timber is reporting year-on-year double-digit sales growth for the first half of 2020 – despite the UK being in lockdown from March 23 to the middle of May, when the government started easing restrictions.
Fire door manufacturer develops industry-first solution to ‘transform’ fire safety sector
Monday, September 14, 2020 A UK fire door manufacturer, supported by Made Smarter, has developed an industry-first solution to make safety inspections faster and more accurate, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Holmen acquisition of Martinsons gets green light
Monday, September 14, 2020 Holmen’s agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden's leading players in sawn and processed wood products, has been given the green light by the Swedish Competition Authority.
Wood Awards 2020 shortlist revealed
Monday, September 14, 2020 Seventeen structures and nine product designs have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2020 shortlist.
Soil Association welcomes UK proposals on illegal deforestation
Monday, September 14, 2020 Soil Association Certification Forestry has welcomed UK government proposals to ensure supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.
International Timber in project with with O’Donnell Brown Architects
Thursday, September 10, 2020 TRADA member International Timber recently teamed up with O’Donnell Brown Architects to construct a community classroom – a self-initiated research project and build.
Scott Group acquires Direct Pallets
Saturday, August 15, 2020 Scott Group has acquired Bedfordshire-based business Direct Pallets Ltd (DP) in a strategic deal that will deliver additional reconditioned pallet capacity in the prime industrial areas around Luton and beyond.
Tangent Furniture assets to go under the hammer
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 Extensive machinery, vehicles and stock of Tangent Furniture Ltd are to be auctioned off by Hilco on August 12.
TTJ Webinar to update on markets and unveil TTJ Awards shortlists
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 TTJ’s latest webinar Coming out of Covid: Timber market update will air on Monday August 10 at 2pm UK time and will end with the unveiling of the TTJ Awards 2020 shortlists.
Free registrations now open for TTJ Awards 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Registrations are now open to attend the 24th annual TTJ Awards, a virtual event this year taking place on September 25.
Stora Enso wood product sales dip 16% in Q2
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Stora Enso’s wood product sales dipped by 16% in Q2, 2020 to €347m mainly due to lower deliveries negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and lower classic sawn prices.
Halspan new ranges webinar still open for registrations
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 There is still time to sign up to global fire door supplier Halspan’s second webinar on its two new ranges of high-performance fire door blanks for the UK market.
EPF stats show wood-based panel production declined in 2019
Thursday, July 16, 2020 Wood-based panel production in European Panel Federation (EPF) countries has dipped for the first time in four years.
Acimall appoints SCM’s Luigi de Vito as new president
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 SCM Group’s Luigi de Vito has been appointed as president of Acimall, the association of Italian manufacturers of furniture and wood technology.
Xylexpo organisers admit 2020 show is now “impossible”
Monday, July 13, 2020 The 2020 edition of the Xylexpo international woodworking exhibition has now been cancelled after organisers admitted it was “impossible” to organise the event in 2020.
Industry-wide Wood CO2ts less marketing campaign launched
Monday, July 13, 2020 An industry-wide campaign - Wood CO2ts less - has launched to encourage greater use of wood.
TTJ Awards voting closes today
Friday, July 10, 2020 Voting in the 24th annual TTJ Awards closes today (Friday July 10) at midnight.
Setra maintains full sawmill production
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Swedish sawmiller Setra says COVID-19 is continuing to cause uncertainty but it has succeeded in maintaining full sawmill production without furloughing any employees.
Impra Wood Protection develops surface cleaner to help fight against Covid-19 spread
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Impra Wood Protection has started production of a new hard surfaces disinfecting product in the UK to help in the fight against Covid-19.

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