Forestry and paper sector supports youth in an effort to BuildBackBetter
15 June, 2020
The effect of COVID-19 and lockdown on children and youngsters
has been case for debate and study, from lack of access to data or
devices for online learning to the mental health issues. It has also
stirred many sectors not to "go back to normal" but to "build back
Wood-Mizer strengthens its tooling footprint in Africa
9 June, 2020
Grant Smith's appointment as Wood-Mizer's Tooling Sales Manager
for Africa, set to win further ground for the corporation's fast-growing
tooling sales in Africa.
Will the forest products industry evolve post Covid-19?
2 June, 2020
2020 will be marked as the year of change. Change sometimes occur innately to alter the strategic direction of a business. Other times, change is executed as a means to survive. As Covid-19 radically transforms the global landscape, how will the forest products industry change direction?
Quality Still Matters Most
1 June, 2020
Quality is not only offering a product that
exceeds the standard, it is also about the reputation gained for consistently
delivering customer satisfaction that goes above and beyond. Managing quality
is therefore crucial.
Fuelling The Future
21 May, 2020
Africa Biomass Company CEO Willem van der Merwe on tapping the continent's potential to produce cleaner power from woodchip
Recovered balsa used to create environmentally-friendly materials
20 May, 2020
Researchers in Germany have developed a novel way of recovering and
processing the large amounts of balsa wood found in the rotor blades of
wind turbines, to create a myriad of environmentally-friendly materials
for a variety of uses.
Why you’re unlikely to contract Covid-19 from packaging
1 May, 2020
When an invisible enemy is highly contagious - and
potentially on any surface you touch - it's easy to see why people are
worried about contracting Covid-19 from packaged
Paper industry opens applications for Masters of Engineering bursary programme
30 April, 2020
PAMSA has opened applications for its Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.) bursary programme
which offers eligible BSc engineering students the opportunity to
pursue a career in the forest products industry and contribute to the
Tanalith® C Wood Preservative: Why Correct Application Is So Important
8 April, 2020
The effectiveness of any type of preservative
treatment depends on the penetration achieved and the retention of preservative
in the penetrated zones. Correct methods in the application of preservatives
must be used to ensure proper timber treatment practice.
Paper and tissue value chains to operate during lockdown
30 March, 2020
The pulp, paper,
packaging, recycling and tissue value chains will continue to operate as
a "critical business continuity service" supporting the manufacturing,
processing and distribution of essential goods and services during the
lockdown, says the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa
Rich Veins of Growth
10 December, 2019
Dolphin Bay was encouraged to see rich veins
of growth for our industry this year, despite tremendous business
uncertainty both locally and globally.
Illegal treaters"fearless" as authorities turn blind eye
20 November, 2019
illegal treatment industry in South Africa
is becoming increasingly bold, stealing
drums of CCA in broad daylight and even
starting to conduct armed robberies, in the
face of years of inaction by the
have been laid with police in cases...
How African plants could increase output by 30 percent
25 September, 2019
Wood treatment processing plants across Africa
can increase their efficiency - and turnover
- by 30% or more, by implementing a
In much of Africa, where the industry is still
relatively new, most plants run dry vacuum
Dolphin Bay adds copper azole to product range
25 September, 2019
Bay has added copper azole to its range of
wood preservative products, offering
customers an even broader choice and
increasing their opportunities to export. "While
chromated copper arsenate (CCA) remains the
most effective solution.
Supply Agreement with Green Resources
7 August, 2019
Bay has signed a three-year sole-supplier
agreement with the Norway-based Green
Resources AS group, cementing a
have been supplying Green Resources' Sao
Hill plant in Tanzania and another member of
the group, Busoga Forestry Company in
Mondi’s Half Year Results
6 August, 2019
Mondi delivered a strong performance in the first half of 2019 against a backdrop of increasingly challenging trading conditions.
Engineering Winning Customer Experiences
1 August, 2019
Delivering on customer's expectations is always a hot topic and it is
no different when it comes to the wood treatment industry. Lonza Wood
Protection believes that customer relationships and depth of expertise are the
key brand differentiators in today's competitive market.
Your check list for safe and controlled burning
12 July, 2019
Safire Insurance Company Limited was started in 1987, offering niche
insurance to local timber famers. Today the company has a diverse range
of short-term insurance products but retains its close relationship with
timber-growers through its specialist timber insurance options.
Sappi says dissolving wood pulp prospects remain strong despite near-term pressures
7 June, 2019
The area of Ireland under forest now stands at around 770,000ha - the
highest level of forestry cover in the country in over 350 years. That's according to the new Forest Statistics Ireland 2019 report, which
was released today by Minister of State for forestry Andrew Doyle.
Cellulose Nanofibre – The New Alternative to Plastic
15 May, 2019
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.