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Cellulose Nanofibre – The New Alternative to Plastic
15 May, 2019
Two Sides
We take a microscopic look at the sustainable and recyclable material derived from wood pulp that could replace plastic packaging. There's little doubt that single-use plastics are now high on the list of concerns for  governments, businesses and individuals alike. read more
Sans Consolidated and Simplified
24 April, 2019
Dolphin Bay
The new versions of the standards will streamline the process for future amendments, clear up grey areas and clarify misunderstandings about the role of the National Regulator of Compulsory Specifications.  read more
Increased challenges created by illegal timber treaters
18 April, 2019
Dolphin Bay
Illegally treated poles can be seen for sale at hardware depots on almost every street in Limpopo, says SAWPA Executive Director Bruce Breedt.​ read more
Moelven sets world record with the world's tallest wooden house
18 April, 2019
Paper Province
In March, the world's tallest wooden building, Mjøstårnet, was inaugurated in Norway."It shows that you can make almost anything of wood," says Björn Johansson, CEO at Moelven Forest, who recently became members of the Swedish forest cluster Paper Province. read more
Sappi and Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investment
11 April, 2019
Sappi
LignoTech South Africa (LignoTech) is an equal partnership joint venture between Sappi Southern Africa Limited ("Sappi") and Borregaard AS of Norway ("Borregaard"). The lignin extraction plant in Umkomaas, KwaZulu Natal was first commissioned in December 1998 and officially opened in 1999. read more
ITC-SA's SAQA Accreditation Renewed
3 April, 2019
ITC - SA
Institute for Timber Construction South Africa(ITC-SA), South Africa's watchdog for the engineered timber construction sector, recently received renewed recognition from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a Professional Body read more
Sappi joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition – strengthening its commitment to improving supply chain sustainability
20 March, 2019
SAPPI
Sappi Limited is pleased to announce that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group's sustainability measurement suite of tools, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain. read more
Lonza Celebrates A Proud 24 Year Journey with Sabie Poles
18 March, 2019
Lonza
This year commemorates the 24th anniversary for Sabie Poles and concurrently celebrates a long-standing 24-year relationship with Lonza Wood Protection. Sabie Poles has a strong heritage as a Tanalith® C treated pole supplier and by understanding the dynamic nature of their business... read more
Giving Consumers a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Sustainable Forestry
19 February, 2019
Giving Consumers a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Sustainable Forestry
From housing and furniture to tissues and office paper, we all use forest products every day. And we all share a personal responsibility to protect our forests for the generations to come. Because trees provide the air we breathe, clean water to drink and resources we need to live. read more
ITC-SA brings timber construction expertise to KZN Construction Expo
15 February, 2019
ITC-SA
The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa's professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, has partnered with the KZN Construction Expo, which takes place from 20-21 February 2019 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. read more

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