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LevasFlor looking to expand beyond Mozambique
6 October, 2018
Claudia Esteves, LevasFlor Sales and Compliance Manager says the company produces 100% natural, solid hardwood boards and their products range include toys and treated timber, timber for construction, doors, windows, flooring and outdoor furniture. read more
Infographic: The value of paper as a renewable and recyclable resource
27 September, 2018
PAPER
The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) has released its new infographic, which aims to highlight the value of paper products, their countless uses and their value as a renewable and recyclable resource. read more
Canadian forests are under-harvested, says MEI
27 September, 2018
Canadian forests are under-harvested, says MEI
The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an independent public policy think tank, has released a report stating that forest harvesting is not synonymous with deforestation and doesn't threaten the sustainability of our forests - and, in fact, Canadian forests are under-harvested. read more
AkzoNobel leading in decorative paints and woodcare in Spain with the acquisition of Xylazel S.A.
27 September, 2018
 AkzoNobel leading in decorative paints
Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZA; AKZOY) has acquired Xylazel S.A. (Xylazel), a 100% subsidiary of Pharma Mar S.A. (PHM). With this acquisition AkzoNobel strengthens its business and becomes a leader in the decorative paints market in Spain. read more
SA consortium to create value chains from biomass
26 September, 2018
SA consortium to create value chains from biomass
The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) has established a biorefinery research consortium (BRC) to create new value chains from waste biomass. The consortium is a partnership between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) read more
Recycled Forestry Waste Could Make Cosmetics, Plastics and Biofuel
28 August, 2018
Recycled Forestry Waste Could Make Cosmetics, Plastics and Biofuel
An EU project is using forestry waste to make 2,3-butanediol, a chemical with a wide range of industrial applications, from perfumes to synthetic rubber and food additives. Rehap, an EU project, has found a way to produce 2,3-butanediol. read more
Timber Treatment and the Law
22 August, 2018
SAWPA
In South Africa there are two regulations applicable to preservative treated timber. read more
Buy only certified treated timber poles, that carry the correct markings
21 August, 2018
SAWPA
SAWPA has developed  a leaflet to educate and inform the general public, especially those in rural areas who are misled into buying illegally treated timber. read more
Printed wood to be “global turning point” for sustainable manufacturing
20 August, 2018
Printed wood to be “global turning point” for sustainable manufacturing
The Singaporean method involved the introduction of small amounts of chitin between the fibres of cellulose. Chitin is kind of starch that forms the main component of insect exoskeletons and the cell walls of fungus.The team found that chitin creates a strong... read more
Sticky situation: New process turns wood scraps into tape
20 August, 2018
Sticky situation: New process turns wood scraps into tape
Whether you're wrapping a gift or bandaging a wound, you rely on an adhesive to get the job done.These sticky substances often are made from petroleum-derived materials, but what if there was a more sustainable way to make them? read more

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