Timber Trades Journal Online
The latest mega takeover in the European sawmilling industry – Mayr-Melnhof Holz (MMH) Holding’s acquisition of Sweden’s Bergkvist Siljan – is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2022.Read more
As imports continued to pile into the UK through September and October, the on-the-ground demand for softwood hit a brick wall leaving most stages of the supply chain over-stocked, writes TTJ’s Softwood Specialist.Read more
According to the Swedish Coast Guard, following a collision in the Baltic Sea between the UK-registered Scot Carrier and the Denmark-registered Karin Hoej, a preliminary investigation into gross negligence in maritime traffic is being conducted under the direction of prosecutors.Read more
Woodoo, the inventor of “augmented” wood, launched two new products at CES2022, which took place in Las Vegas from January 5-8.
Sweden sees increased demand for prefab timber construction
The construction sector in Sweden is increasingly turning to prefabricated wooden elements, according to Rickard Brännman, project manager at Flens Byggelement. He added that he sees many reasons for the growing interest in wood.
Mass timber conference to take place in April
MOD X is joining Forest Business Network and WoodWorks as a conference partner at the 2022 International Mass Timber Conference (IMTC) to promote modular, offsite construction.
Covers celebrates 175 years of trading
Sussex-based Covers Timber & Builders Merchants will celebrate its 175th year of trading in 2022 with a range of special events.
West Fraser completes acquisition of Georgia Pacific OSB mill in South Carolina
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd has completed the acquisition of Georgia Pacific’s idled OSB mill near Allendale, South Carolina.
The latest figures from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) reveal that total value sales by builders’ merchants across Great Britain were 11.1% higher in October 2021 compared to the same month of 2020. Like-for-like sales, which take trading day differences into account, were up 16.4% year-on-year.
Marlon Brando understood
John Park suggests two Christmas present list essentials for everyone
Kallfass gets it sorted
GELO Timber commissioned a state-of-the-art small diameter sawmill with a Kallfass box sorting system
Keep it clean
James Miller, director at Dustcontrol UK, explains how industrial air cleaners can help limit the spread of airborne coronavirus particles in the workplace
In AHEC’s Discovered project young design talent worldwide explored the technical performance and aesthetic potential of lesser-used US hardwoods. Mike Jeffree reports
Timber Trade Federation chief executive David Hopkins explains why legal governance of forests and forest supply chains must be a priority
Carbon takes centre stage
The issue of carbon has been extremely prominent in the media these last few weeks.
Rising to the challenges of 2021 and beyond
Sarah Virgo, campaign manager at Wood for Good, says the industry must make the most of the recent buzz around wood
Coming to the defence of FLEGT
Recent comments from the EC arising from the ‘Fitness check’ on the EUTR and FLEGT have cast doubts on the latter’s future, but Republic of Congo minister of forest economy Rosalie Matondo says we must build on this ground-breaking timber trade initiative, not undermine it
Back the COP26 timber beacon
The UK timber industry has an unparalleled opportunity at COP26 to persuade decision makers that using wood is key to combating the climate crisis. But, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders Merchant, a project to make timber’s case to the climate conference needs funding