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Bergs Timber takes 25% stake in paper stud manufacturer
18 November, 2021
Swedish-based forest products manufacturer Bergs Timber has taken a 25% share in a company developing paper studs for interior walls and furniture frames.
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Electric timber truck being developed in Sweden
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 SCA and Scania are together developing what they call the first electric timber truck with a technical capability of up to 80 tonnes total weight.
Stora Enso hosts COP26 embodied carbon discussion
Monday, November 15, 2021 Leading forest products manufacturer Stora Enso joined industry calls at COP26 for action from government and business to address embodied emissions in construction.
TTJ softwood market update: market hits the buffers
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 After a long run starting in April 2020 of steadily increasing prices fed by softwood shortages and strong demand, the UK trade appears to have hit the buffers with several ports filled to capacity, writes TTJ’s Softwood Specialist.
Softwood supply finally catching construction demand, says TTF
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 More than seven million m3 of timber and panel products were imported by the UK between January and July 2021, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Market Statement.
BSW Timber acquired by Binderholz
Monday, October 11, 2021 BSW Timber Ltd, the UK’s major integrated forestry and sawmilling group, has been acquired by Binderholz. The deal is subject to normal closing conditions and approval from the Austrian Competition Commission and UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Arnold Laver crowned Timber Trader of the Year at 2021 TTJ Awards
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 About 250 UK timber industry representatives gathered in central London last Friday at the TTJ Awards to see Arnold Laver crowned Timber Trader of the Year.
Scotland’s forest agency calls for more homegrown timber use
Monday, August 23, 2021 Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has called for more homegrown timber to be used in the future to protect against fluctuations in the global timber market.
Nobu Portman Square readies for the TTJ Awards
Thursday, August 19, 2021 The Nobu Portman Square Hotel will be the setting for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards taking place on September 17.
Ayrshire sawmill creates 25 new jobs thanks to new forestry contract
Thursday, August 19, 2021 A timber processor in Troon is creating 25 new jobs thanks to a new contract awarded to them by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS).
TTJ Awards 2021 voted category shortlists released
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The TTJ Awards 2021 is gathering momentum with the release of this year’s voted category finalists.
SCA uses new rail terminal to transport more logs by train
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Swedish sawmilling and forestry group SCA will be transporting more logs by train instead of truck thanks to a new timber rail terminal at Rundvik.
Woodbois reports healthy revenue increase and completion of Primultini sawmill line
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 African forestry and timber trading firm Woodbois Limited has reported increased revenues in H1 2021 and expects sawn timber output to grow by 30% in H2.
Timber ship runs aground in Sweden
Monday, June 28, 2021 A ship carrying timber from Sweden to North Africa has run aground in the estuary of the Angerman River near the beginning of its journey.
Raw material supply is key talking point at European sawmill assembly
Friday, June 25, 2021 Securing access to raw materials was the key issue raised at an important gathering of European sawmillers on June 24.
Ante Holz expands into southern Germany with mill acquisition
Thursday, June 24, 2021 Germany sawmilling group Ante Holz has expanded into southern Germany by acquiring a mill in the Black Forest that closed back in 2012.
International Softwood Conference goes hybrid
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 The 69th International Softwood Conference (ISC) will be a hybrid conference taking place in Helsinki on October 13-14.
West Fraser panels and lumber businesses soar in Q1
Monday, May 24, 2021 North American timber products giant West Fraser, which acquired Norbord earlier this year, has reported adjusted earnings (EBITDA) of US$665m for Q1, 2021.
Irish sawmiller Glennon Brothers in agreement to acquire rival Balcas
Friday, May 21, 2021 Third-generation Ireland sawmiller Glennon Brothers has entered into an agreement with SHV Energy to purchase Balcas Ltd, subject to approval from the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK and Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Ireland.
Former Martinsons’ sawmills take on Holmen name from June 1
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 The former Martinsons’ sawmills in Bygdsiljum and Kroksjön, Sweden will take on the Holmen name from June 1.

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