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December 2022

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A Christmas message from the TTBS
01 December 2022 On behalf of the Timber Trades Benevolent Society’s (TTBS) trustees, our national president, John Taylor, the TTBS board of management and our many UK beneficiaries, I would like to thank you for all the support you have given the society throughout 2022, which has continued to be a most difficult year for us all.

BSW lends ‘Yorkshire Santa’ a hand
01 December 2022 Landscape gardener Reese Fletcher is doubling down on his charity efforts to spread Christmas joy for vulnerable children this December.

Carbon removal certification proposals welcomed
01 December 2022 The publication on November 30 by the European Commission of a draft legislative proposal on the certification of carbon removals has been broadly welcomed by the European woodworking and sawmill industries.

November 2022

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BWF Awards held in central London
29 November 2022 Winners of the prestigious British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Annual Awards 2022 were announced during an evening of celebration held at the Fitzroy Kimpton Hotel in London on November 25.

Cambridge dining hall wins top prize at Wood Awards
29 November 2022 University of Cambridge’s Homerton College Dining Hall has been crowned the UK’s best new timber building at the Wood Awards 2022.

BMF announces risk specialist for All Industry Conference
29 November 2022 The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has announced Professor Kevin Fong as the latest speaker for the BMF All Industry Conference 2023. Prof Fong specialises in risk, decision-making and innovation.

New formwork panels from Metsä Wood
29 November 2022 Metsä Wood has expanded its range of formwork panels with a cost-efficient and durable alternative called Metsä Wood DURAForm.

SAM invests £1m in new primed finish
29 November 2022 MDF mouldings manufacturer, SAM, has announced the 2023 launch of its new primed finish. As a commitment to bringing the best in market products and setting the bar on quality and standard, and as part of an overall project to improve its service package, SAM has invested more than £1m in developing its latest primed mouldings solution.

TIMCON calls for essential site status
29 November 2022 The Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) has asked government to confirm it will act to keep the pallet and packaging business operational in the event of any planned power outages during the winter.

New generation takes the lead at the WPA
28 November 2022 The end of this year sees the conclusion of a period of transition at the Wood Protection Association. After more than four successful years as director, Gordon Ewbank will be stepping back into an advisory role as from January 1, 2023. All the team at the WPA would like to say a huge thank you for all the valuable work he has done over that time.

Forestry values climb 15% as demand for timber assets and net zero swell market
23 November 2022 Commercial forestry values have escalated by at least 15% in the past year, according to an industry report launched on November 22.

Major order for USNR in Chile
23 November 2022 USNR has announced the order of a complete sawmilling system to the Chilean company Foraction Chile. The state-of-the-art production line is designed to process radiata pine and will be installed at a greenfield site in the Los Rios region about 800km south of Santiago.

Accsys increases Accoya wood capacity by a third
23 November 2022 Accsys, the manufacturer of Accoya wood, has successfully expanded production capacity at its facilities in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The first commercial batch of Accoya wood has been produced from its new, fourth acetylation chamber.

TDUK responds to Autumn Statement
17 November 2022 Timber Development UK (TDUK) has reacted to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement by imploring the government to provide certainty and stability to help the construction sector.

Stora Enso forms partnership with Voodin Blades
16 November 2022 Stora Enso and Voodin Blade Technology GmbH have signed a partnership agreement to develop sustainable wind turbine blades from wood.

Supply chain cost pressures remain for pallets
16 November 2022 Supply chains across Europe have been warned that remaining high prices of inputs other than raw materials are expected to keep costs of essential products such as pallets and packaging high for the foreseeable future.

IPPS to return in 2023
15 November 2022 The International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS) will return in 2023 at its normal venue in Wales.

Market review shows strongest woodland trading conditions ever seen
14 November 2022 Woodland sales in England and Wales have seen the strongest trading conditions ever recorded by Tustins, the forestry and woodland experts, as revealed in their first Woodland Market Review.

Bergs’ interim results reflect deteriorating economic situation
10 November 2022 Sweden-based wood products producer Bergs Group has published its interim results showing how it is being negatively impacted by the deteriorating economic situation.

Donaldson Door Systems rebrands from Rowan Manufacturing
09 November 2022 Scotland’s leading joinery manufacturer of door sets has a new identity. Following its acquisition by the Donaldson Group in 2020, Donaldson Door Systems (DDS) is the new brand of the business formerly known as Rowan Manufacturing Ltd (RML).