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Light-filled timber home is a modern zen haven in Seattle
20 July, 2017
Inhabitat
How do you combine countryside tranquility with urban style? MW|Works Architecture+Design strikes a thoughtful balance in Helen Street, a beautiful modern home with handsome craftsmanship and careful attention to detail. Filled with light and views of the landscape. read more
2 guys built a nature-themed motorcycle completely out of wood that runs on algae oil
18 July, 2017
Indian times
A major pain for any car or bike enthusiast isn't that parts are hard to come by or minor scratches can ruin the pristine look. It's that rising fuel prices make it considerably more expensive to use a modified vehicle to commute, let alone take joyrides. read more
New era for timber construction company
17 July, 2017
Cape business news
Rustic Homes, forerunner of timber home design and construction in South Africa and leader in the field since the 1980s, has recently undergone a change of ownership, that being Werner Slabbert, timber construction industry stalwart. read more
7 designers work with American hardwoods for ‘Seed to Seat’ project at 100% Design SA 2017.
12 July, 2017
100% design
Furniture design and Life Cycle Assessment project aims to throw the spotlight on versatile, yet less well-known American hardwood species and identify the true environmental impact of design. The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association... read more
Paper-based bacteria-powered battery
5 July, 2017
Forest and wood product
Researchers at Binghamton University in New York have developed paper-based, bacteria-powered fuel cells, essentially creating low-cost, portable, disposable batteries for use in remote areas. Each device mounts onto a single piece of paper that can be folded and stacked... read more
Pulp, paper, and packaging in the next decade: Transformational change
3 July, 2017
Mckinsey and Company
From what you read in the press and hear on the street, you might be excused for believing the paper and forest-products industry is disappearing fast in the wake of digitization. The year 2015 saw worldwide demand for graphic paper decline for the first time ever. read more
Global Study: Most People Highly Value Paper and Print
3 July, 2017
Two sides
The recent issue of Paper360 (May/June) features consumer survey results on global attitudes towards paper and print, as well as toward corporate environmental claims promoting digital over paper-based communications. The article concludes that there is a clear preference for print on paper... read more
Brikawood borrows from lego fun
29 June, 2017
woodnews
The construction of a house has never looked so simple and fun. French start-up Catharhome has developed an ecological and economical wooden brick named Brikawood. Situated in the Pyrenees region, Catharhome has specialised in innovative products for wood construction for 30 years. read more
Keeping the Forests as Forests
28 June, 2017
Biomass
Lawmakers are beginning to realize the public interest in biomass energy policy is about much more than renewable electricity and heat displacing demand for high carbon, nonrenewable fossil fuels. Across the Northeast U.S. and much of the country, markets for low-grade wood resources... read more
Thank you for the positve response
8 June, 2017
Dolphin bay Chemicals
In light of the recent environmental compliance letters received by the industry, Dolphin Bay has initiated an assistance process in partnership with our own environmental consultants, Holland & Associates Environmental Consultants. read more

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