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U.S. Paper Recovery Rate Reaches Record 67.2 Percent in 2016
18 May, 2017
two sides
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced that a record 67.2 percent of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2016."The voluntary, market-driven recovery system, the millions of Americans who recycle every day... read more
Going Paperless May Not Be Greener – Two Sides Releases New Infographic
16 May, 2017
Two sides
Two Sides North America will celebrated Earth Day with the release of an engaging new infographic on why Going Paperless May Not Be Greener. The new infographic is designed to expose corporate greenwashing due to misleading environmental claims like "go green... read more
IT and Wood Treatment Meet with Tan-Treat™
15 May, 2017
Lonza
When it comes to performance excellence, cost savings on consumption and efficiency improvements, Tan-TreatTM Quality Support System has made its mark by introducing an exemplary integration of wood treatment with information technology. read more
Pulp production shows positive results for the first quarter of this year
11 May, 2017
IBA
Pulp production recorded 3.0% growth in the first quarter of 2017, totaling 4.69 million tons against the 4.55 million tons recorded in the same period of last year. In the paper sector, the surplus continues with exports that reached a volume of 544 thousand tons sold between January... read more
Evowood’s Estcourt mill reopens
10 May, 2017
Evowood
Hardboard manufacturer, Evowood (formerly Masonite), has reopened its Estcourt mill after a protracted strike which began in March. Louis Marais, the chief executive of Evowood, confirmed that the mill was operating and that 242 of the 733 workers who had lost their jobs... read more
Plywood issue tackled head on
4 May, 2017
TTJ
There have been grumblings in the UK timber trade for many years about the quality of some of the hardwood plywood imported. The composition of panels - crucially which species are being used - and the performance of the product for its intended end-use have generated... read more
How to achieve optimal retention
19 April, 2017
Dolphin Bay Chemicals
Achieving the recommended retention levels of chemical is a common challenge for wood treaters, and one that is exacerbated by the effects of a changing climate on the structure of timber. However, the challenge can be addressed by careful quality control. In this article... read more
Century-old timber into acoustic pianos
7 April, 2017
friday offcuts
Timber planted during planting trials a century ago is now being trialled in the production of acoustic pianos, after a local piano maker ordered a load of sugar pine grown in Tumut State Forest to be tested in the construction of grand pianos. read more
Green plastic made from green needles
7 April, 2017
Friday offcuts
When pine trees are harvested, it's obviously the wood that people are after - the needles are simply discarded. Before too long, however, that may change. Scientists from the UK's University of Bath have recently developed a renewable plastic, made with a chemical derived from pine needles. read more
Finnpulp receives environmental permit for the world’s largest softwood pulp mill
5 April, 2017
GWMI
The Regional State Administrative Agency has granted the environmental permit for Finnpulp's bioproduct plant, which is to be built in Sorsasalo, Kuopio, and the wastewater treatment facility connected to the plant. The environmental permit defines the terms for the pulp plant's operation... read more

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