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Innovative end-uses for wood fibre
14 May, 2018
Stora Enso
Lumir is a Finnish company that develops new bio-based acoustic solutions suitable for any space such as schools, nursery schools, hospitals, offices, hotels, restaurants and cultural institutions that need better acoustics, reduced reverberation and improved comfort. read more
Printed books have a positive future, a new survey indicates
14 May, 2018
Storaenso
There is a bright future for printed books, a recent survey finds. According to the results, printed books will continue to be important, relevant, interesting and still very much appreciated compared to e-books and audiobooks. read more
Wood you like a drink?
9 May, 2018
wood you like a drink
Discerning drinkers may soon be able to branch out after Japanese researchers said that they have invented a way of producing an alcoholic drink made from wood. The researchers at Japan's Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute say the bark-based beverages have woody qualities. read more
For adequate retention, test pole density
25 April, 2018
Dolphin bay chemicals
To ensure adequate retention, it is important for you to know the sapwood and heartwood content of your poles, especially if you treat eucalyptus. This can be done by using a heartwood indicator. Over-treatment is an unnecessary expense. read more
Papers to help improve labour safety in agriculture, forestry sectors
24 April, 2018
Papers to help improve labour safety in agriculture, forestry sectors
"On-the-job risk factors are well known and many for forestry and agricultural workers, yet more has to be done to reduce and control them," said FAO Forestry Officer Jonas Cedergren, who presented the work at the 6th International Forest Engineering Conference in New Zealand. read more
Announcement: Sappi strikes gold winning coveted IABC Best of the Best and Gold Quill Award
24 April, 2018
Sappi
Sappi Forests' safety communication efforts recognised by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Wins a Gold Excellence Quill and a Best of the Best award. Sappi Forests' Stop and Think Before you Act(STBA) initiative. read more
ELB’s share jumps after getting green light to build power plant for Sappi
18 April, 2018
ELB’s share jumps after getting green light to build power plant for Sappi
JSE-listed engineering group ELB's share price rose 3.4% to R23 on Monday after announcing it had received the go-ahead to build a wood chip-driven power plant at Sappi's Ngodwana paper mill in Mpumalanga.ELB said the proposed 25MW biomass power plant... read more
Renewability driving forest and paper industry
10 April, 2018
Renewability driving forest and paper industry
Renewable commercial forests that supply the paper, pulp and board industry with wood fibre provide key environmental services and conserve our indigenous forests, says Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa(Pamsa) executive director Jane Molony. read more
'World's most comfortable shoe' now made from South African invasive trees
28 March, 2018
'World's most comfortable shoe' now made from South African invasive trees
Allbirds, the footwear-maker of choice among tech workers in Silicon Valley and self-proclaimed makers of the world's most comfortable shoe, turned to South Africa for its latest product. The $95 (roughly R1,100) Tree Runnersbwere released by Allbirds on Thursday. read more
All hands on deck for inaugural Deck & Flooring Expo
23 March, 2018
Wood ex
From the organisers of the highly-acclaimed timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, a new, specialised trade expo targeted at the residential, commercial and industrial flooring and decking markets will soon make its debut. The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018. read more

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