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Good times lie ahead 17 March, 2012 Timber Trade Federation chief executive John White says that understanding and engaging with the supply chain will ensure the timber industry survives today’s commercial challenges > read more

West African producers inject element of caution 18 February, 2012 African producers have benefited from stable log prices and higher sawn lumber revenues but there is some uncertainty as the second quarter approaches, and the Eurozone’s unresolved economic problems are not helping

Cloud forecast to grow 18 February, 2012 Ten-25 Software predicts more and more merchants will migrate to cloud IT systems

Timber apps for smartphone era 18 February, 2012 Smartphone apps represent a further area for the timber sector to channel its message. Stephen Powney reports on TRADA’s Wood Species Guide app

Asian producers look to add value 07 January, 2012 The global downturn has come to the Asian timber sector later than other regions but now that it’s feeling the pinch it’s looking at pushing downstream production

Malaysian and Indonesian exports under pressure 07 January, 2012 The Eurozone debt crisis is impacting on Asian timber producers

Building expertise 26 November, 2011 Richard Harris, professor of timber engineering at the University of Bath, says industry should invest time and money in helping undergraduates gain specialist timber engineering skills

The appliance of science 25 June, 2011 Professor Philip Turner sees a future in which British-grown timber is used for the manufacture of cross-laminated timber and where cellulose extracted from trees results in a product to rival Kevlar

Timber industry must work faster and smarter 24 July, 2010 Timber has “fantastic potential”, but the industry must make it easier to specify and buy wood, writes BSW chairman and TTF president Martin Gale

Fighting for timber’s sustainability goals 26 June, 2010 Green Party leader, former MEP and now MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas talks about her efforts to tackle illegal logging and deforestation – and her hopes for a brighter future for the timber trade

Energy is the hot topic 17 October, 2009 Peter Whitfield, UPM Tilhill’s timber operations director, believes the rapidly growing wood energy market will change the face of traditional forest products operations

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