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Timber is the right disruption for the future
21 March, 2017
Timberbiz
When you get timber design right, working with different professions, it's like beautiful music says UK architect Andrew Waugh. But timber buildings are also like a tsunami - the UK has 500 already and his firm is "run off its feet" with demand. read more
Evowood’s Estcourt mill remains closed after protracted strike action
17 March, 2017
Evowood
Hardboard manufacturer, Evowood (formerly Masonite), has unfortunately had to dismiss 434 workers at its Estcourt mill in the wake of protracted strike action. Louis Marais, the chief executive of Evowood, confirmed that the Labour Court had issued an interim court order... read more
Gaining peace of mind
9 March, 2017
dolphin bay
Dolphin Bay is offering a service in partnership with our own environmental consultants, Holland & Associates Environmental Consultants, to help you gain peace of mind regarding the environmental compliance of your plant. Under this partnership, we will facilitate... read more
Environmental Audits in a positive light
9 March, 2017
Dolphin Bay
Timber treaters should feel reassured that a recent letter from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) about upcoming inspections is not a threat to your business, but rather a routine letter sent to all treaters across the country. Some treaters are feeling threatened... read more
47% of Jobs Will Disappear in the next 25 Years
8 March, 2017
Big think
The Trump campaign ran on bringing jobs back to American shores, although mechanization has been the biggest reason for manufacturing jobs' disappearance. Similar losses have led to populist movements in several other countries. But instead of a pro-job growth future... read more
Timber a viable option for high-rise buildings in quake zones
8 March, 2017
Stuff
Jon Tanner, chief executive of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association says a wooden building weighs less than a steel concrete structure with obvious benefits in both construction and resilience in an earthquake. It is indeed overdue for bodies such as Callaghan to develop...
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KAP Industrial Holdings’ interim results highlight solid growth and enhanced margins
13 February, 2017
KAP
Diversified industrial group, KAP Industrial Holdings Limited (KAP), which incorporates logistics and industrial businesses, reported growth across all major areas of operations today in the group's interim results announcement for the six months ended 31 December 2016. read more
Wood South China in May
13 February, 2017
wood south china
Wood South China 2017 is only 4 months to go! Please do not hesitate to schedule your trip if you are interested in China's wood and wood products market. Wood South China 2017 will include the main exhibits of logs and timbers, wood-based panels, veneers, wood flooring... read more
Global outlook for bioenergy in 2017
9 February, 2017
Bioenergy
2016 was a positive year for the global climate negotiations. 120 countries ratified the Paris Agreement limiting the global warming to less than 2°C. With the ratification, countries pledged to reduce fossil fuel use, increase energy efficiency and deploy renewable energy technologies. read more
Nippon Paper invents new paper based material
9 February, 2017
Nippon
Nippon Paper Industries (NPI) has developed functional materials that have the features and characteristics of minerals through its unique technologies of fixing and compounding particulate minerals and pulp (cellulose fibers), a raw material in paper, with each other. read more

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