Timber Trades Journal Online
Nordic sawmillers have reported some record-breaking financial results in recent weeks but are signalling that some highly uncertain times may lay ahead for markets in the autumn.Read more
Despite a stated policy of investing in MMC for its new housing, nationwide housebuilder Countryside Partnerships is shutting its most recently opened timber frame house factory in Leicestershire.Read more
President of the European Federation of Wooden Pallet & Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB), Rob van Hoesel, has called on the wooden pallet and packaging sector to update its businesses and communication to ensure it can attract and retain high quality staff for the future.
Nordic sawmillers post record results but signal caution on autumn market dynamics
Nordic sawmillers have reported some record-breaking financial results in recent weeks but are signalling that some highly uncertain times may lay ahead for markets in the autumn.
International Softwood Conference prepares for Copenhagen event
Registration is now open for the 70th International Softwood Conference (ISC) taking place this year in Copenhagen on October 12-13.
Mercer aims to be Germany’s largest pallet producer with HIT takeover
Mercer International Inc is set to significantly expand its solid wood operations by announcing plans for a €270m acquisition of Holzindustrie Torgau (HIT).
Egger Group posts exceptional results and announces management changes
Egger Group closed the financial year with sales of €4.23bn, a 37% growth on the previous year, the company said in its latest trading statement.
The UK’s premier logistics solutions and intralogistics technology event of the year – IMHX 2022 – will open for business at the NEC, Birmingham, on September 6.
Timber and joinery sales up in May
Latest BMBI figures show timber and joinery enjoyed an increase in value sales in May as inflation drove growth
Superheroes at work
Marlene Cramer from the Centre for Wood Science and Technology highlights the InFutUReWood project, which looks at the reuse of structural timber
ATIBT ever more active at 70
The environmental, economic and social development of the tropical forest industry is more important than ever, says ATIBT. Mike Jeffree reports
Not out of the woods
Confor recently warned that the UK faces declining supplies of home-grown wood due to lack of productive tree planting. With the country currently needing to import over 80% of its wood requirement, the UK could be sleepwalking into a timber shortage crisis in the not too distant future. Stuart Goodall, Confor chief executive, examines the threats to supply and why the UK must urgently move productive tree planting up the agenda
Prospects for the softwood market have never been more difficult to read, writes Sampsa Auvinen, chairman of the board of the Confederation of the European Woodworking Industries (CEI Bois) and board professional
Species diversity key for climate resilience
We must widen our timber diet to ensure future supply, writes Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University
SVLK Sustainability Credentials Stressed
Indonesia’s development and rebrand of its timber legality assurance system is seen as potentially adding value to FLEGT, writes consultant editor Mike Jeffree
The Bumpy Road to Net Zero
The UK panel industry is in the forefront of decarbonisation, but still faces challenges ahead, writes Wood Panel Industries Federation director-general Alastair Kerr
Trade supply relationships more important than ever after Ukraine conflict threatens stability
No sooner had Covid-19 restrictions dropped then war breaks out in eastern Europe.