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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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Plywood industry converges on City of London for annual PCL dinner
Friday, February 16, 2024 About 120 plywood industry representatives and their guests gathered in the City of London recently for the much-anticipated annual dinner of the Plywood Club of London (PCL).
EPF chairman to remain in role until successor can be found
Wednesday, February 07, 2024 The European Panel Federation (EPF) has confirmed that Martin Brettenthaler will remain chairman of the EPF while a successor is chosen.
Trade Fabrication Systems receives CE certification to process Burnblock treated solid wood
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Trade Fabrication Systems (TFS) has achieved CE certification (2412-CPR-1041-01) for the decorative coating of Burnblock fire-retardant impregnated wood products.
2024 TTJ Awards to be held on September 20
Monday, January 29, 2024 The 2024 TTJ Awards is preparing to get up and running for another year, with September 20 being set as the date for the annual awards presentation lunch in London.
New CEO appointed at Swiss Krono
Thursday, January 25, 2024 Former Norbord CEO Peter Wijnbergen will replace longstanding Swiss Krono CEO Martin Brettenthaler on February 1, after the latter decided to pursue a new career path.
Egger Group predicts market uncertainty
Thursday, January 25, 2024 Egger Group closed the first half of its financial year with stable, yet reduced consolidated sales of €2.1bn.
Swiss Krono Group acquires Swiss laminate manufacturer Argolite AG
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Swiss laminate manufacturer Argolite AG has been acquired by the Swiss Krono Group.
Egger Group acquires minority stake in Thai Panel Plus
Tuesday, January 09, 2024 Egger has made a move to strengthen its position in Asia by acquiring a 25.1% minority stake in the Thai wood-based material manufacturer Panel Plus Co Ltd.
Christmas sparkles at the London Softwood Club Christmas luncheon
Friday, December 08, 2023 A record attendance of 190 people was recorded at this year’s London Softwood Club (LSC) Christmas luncheon held on Thursday afternoon (December 7) at the sumptuous Royal Horseguards Hotel in Westminster.
Gutex starts production at Eschbach insulating boards factory
Monday, November 27, 2023 Leading German wood fibre insulation board manufacturer Gutex has started production at its new Eschbach im Breisgau factory following a two-and-a-half-year project.
Premier Forest Products grows presence in the north
Monday, November 20, 2023 Premier Forest Products has announced yet another acquisition, this time the purchase of North-East Sheets & Panels Ltd. (NESP).
Kronospan to buy Roseburg’s Simsboro particleboard plant
Thursday, November 16, 2023 Kronospan has announced plans to buy Roseburg Forest Products’ Simsboro, LA, particleboard facility.
Kronospan agrees co-operation with sandwich core innovator Pyrus Panels
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Kronospan and Pyrus Panels have agreed a comprehensive co-operation, which will see the former add the LISOCORE lightweight panel innovation to its global range of products.
Downbeat economic forecasts shared at TDUK markets conference in London
Thursday, November 09, 2023 UK and international timber traders gathered in strong numbers for Timber Development UK’s Global Market Conference in London on Wednesday at a time of difficult market dynamics.
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).
European Commission investigates suspected Russian birch ply imports
Monday, October 02, 2023 The European Commission has launched an investigation into the suspected circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of birch plywood originating in Russia.
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.

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