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Vietnam wood product exports grew in March
18 April, 2024
The value of Vietnam’s timber and wood products exports grew by 46% in March compared to the previous month but are lagging year ago rates, according to Vietnam’s Customs Office figures cited by the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market bulletin.
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Plywood showcase held at Tilbury
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Timber traders were invited to the Port of Tilbury last week for a Malaysian rubberwood plywood showcase held by Plaut International and its manufacturing supplier Hok Lai.
Arauco’s composite panel division saw sales decrease in Q4, 2023
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 The wood-based panels division of global forestry and wood products company Arauco saw sales volumes decreases in Q4, 2023 by 5.4%.
Homag and Luli Wood strike strategic agreement
Monday, April 15, 2024 Chinese panel product giant Luli Wood Industry has a new strategic partnership agreement with German woodworking manufacturer Homag Group.
TDUK partners with Carrefour du Bois
Sunday, April 14, 2024 Timber Development UK (TDUK), the UK’s largest trade association for the timber supply chain, is partnering with Carrefour International du Bois, the largest timber trade show in Europe, to offer VIP networking opportunities.
Latest TDUK stats show timber import volumes fall at start of 2024
Monday, April 08, 2024 The latest Timber Development UK stats show that falls in softwood, hardwood and plywood imports accounted for a 6% drop in volumes during January 2024, compared to a year earlier.
New research centre for developing fire-resistant wood opens
Friday, April 05, 2024 A new fire and research centre for testing and development of fire-resistant wood has opened in Sweden.
TTJ Awards 2024 voting to go live
Thursday, April 04, 2024 The annual nationwide search for the best-performing timber product companies in the UK & Ireland – the TTJ Awards – got underway on Friday, April 5.
New report says Belarusian timber entering EU via Poland to beat sanctions
Wednesday, April 03, 2024 A multi-agency investigative report has outlined how Belarus is allegedly circumventing EU timber sanctions by exporting wood via other countries.
BioComposites Centre’s Rob Elias to join MDF Recovery
Wednesday, April 03, 2024 The director of the well-known BioComposites Centre at Bangor University in Wales is to join MDF Recovery as head of business development.
Finsa’s Pablo Figueroa López is the new EPF chairman
Thursday, March 21, 2024 Finsa commercial director Pablo Figueroa López is the new chairman of the European Panel Federation (EPF), succeeding Martin Brettenthaler.
Duties to be imposed on Russian birch plywood circumventing anti-dumping measures
Friday, March 08, 2024 The European Commission is to impose duties on Russian birch plywood products entering the EU through Kazakhstan and Turkey, following a months long investigation.
Softwood imports for 2023 finished higher than 2022, TDUK data shows
Friday, March 08, 2024 Timber imports rallied in 2023 to finish just 2% down on the previous 12 months, with some products even outperforming 2022 levels, according to the latest TDUK statistics.
Production output boosted by latest line at the Timber Group
Thursday, March 07, 2024 A new timber production line at The Timber Group’s Herringswell site in Suffolk has enabled the company to produce a greater volume of products.
EPF signs the Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal
Friday, February 23, 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.
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.
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).
Timber import volumes among positive market indicators for year ahead
Wednesday, February 07, 2024 Latest timber import statistics from Timber Development UK (TDUK) show the 2023 UK total imported volume is looking likely to be only slightly behind 2022’s figures.
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.

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