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EPF signs the Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal
23 February, 2024
The European Panel Federation (EPF) has joined with 72 leading companies and 34 industry organisations in signing the Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal.
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German sawmilling sector welcomes restart of federal house construction stimulus programme
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 The German Sawmill and Wood Industry Association (DeSH) has welcomed the restart of a funding programme to stimulate the German house construction industry but criticizes the lack of funding and focus on sustainable building materials.
TDUK releases UK timber product embodied carbon data
Monday, February 19, 2024 Timber Development UK (TDUK) has released average carbon data for the 10 major timber product categories.
Powerful new policy report shows path to net zero with timber
Friday, February 02, 2024 Timber Development UK (TDUK), in collaboration with Waugh Thistleton Architects, has released a study on policies from across the globe which encourage the use of timber in construction.
Pfleiderer wins German Sustainability Award
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 Pfleiderer has won the German Sustainability Award (DNP) 2024 in the Basic Materials/Wood Processing category.
EPF applauds cascading use of wood in EU legislation
Friday, October 20, 2023 The formal revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII) to include the cascading use of wood principle has been strongly welcomed by the European Panel Federation (EPF).
W Howard and MDF Recovery agree UK and Ireland licensing deal
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 UK MDF mouldings manufacturer W Howard Ltd has agreed a multi-year licence for the use of MDF Recovery’s MDF recycling technology to produce loose-fill wood fibre insulation in the UK & Irish markets.
Taylor Maxwell named Timber Trader of the Year in TTJ Awards 2023
Monday, September 18, 2023 Taylor Maxwell has been voted Timber Trader of the Year in this year’s TTJ Awards.
TTJ Awards prepares for lift-off
Thursday, September 14, 2023 The TTJ Awards 2023 is preparing for lift-off in central London on Friday September 15.
Second Build with Wood conference to be held in Ireland
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine in collaboration with state forestry company Coillte is organising a conference called “Addressing the Climate and Housing Crisis” in October.
UK Parliamentary group sets policy recommendations for expanding timber construction
Friday, June 23, 2023 The latest report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries, ‘Timber Construction: Barriers and Solutions’, provides a set of policy recommendations to expand low-carbon timber construction in the UK.
TDUK launches guide to understanding low carbon timber construction
Thursday, June 08, 2023 Timber Development UK (TDUK) has launched a new guide to understanding options for timber construction.
National timber window frame recycling scheme started
Sunday, June 04, 2023 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has joined forces with the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and Community Wood Recycling to support timber window frame recycling across the construction industry.
Voting is open in TTJ Awards 2023
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Voting for this year’s TTJ Awards is firmly underway and the votes are rolling in across the wood product industry categories.
Stora Enso partners with Polish plywood producer on lignin binder
Friday, March 10, 2023 Stora Enso’s lignin product – Lineo – is being used by Polish plywood manufacturer Paged to replace fossil-based glue in plywood.
Net Zero roadmap for timber sector debuts
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 A new timber industry net zero roadmap shows the timber supply chain is responsible for 1,575,356 tonnes CO2 equivalent (e) territorial emissions – which is about 0.35% of the UK total.
Interpol operation results in seizure of over 94,000m3 of illegal timber
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 A joint Interpol - World Customs Organization (WCO) law enforcement operation has seen arrests and the disruption of timber crime networks globally.
View the TTJ Awards 2022 video highlights
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 The video and photo highlights of this year’s TTJ Awards 2022 are now available online.
TTJ Awards voting ends today
Monday, June 20, 2022 Today is the last day of voting for the voted categories in the TTJ Awards 2022.
Sonae Arauco Innovus MFC decorative range wins Green Product Award
Thursday, June 09, 2022 The Innovus MFC decorative product range from Sonae Arauco has won the Green Product Award 2022 in the Interior & Lifestyle category.

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