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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
Sappi Biotech partners with CellMark
4 April, 2017
pulpapernews.com
Sappi's Biotech division has entered into an agreement with CellMark appointing CellMark as the non-exclusive sales agent for Sappi Biotech's Hansa lignin products, produced in liquid and powder formats in South Africa at Sappi Tugela Mill. read more
South China Imports of U.S. Wood and Wood Products Climbs to a New High
24 March, 2017
wood south china
For the last 8 years, South China's imports of U.S. wood and wood products have been on a continuing rise in general, and last year a new annual import record of 700 million USD was written, accounting for about 30% of China's total imports from the U.S. read more
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

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