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Webinar reminder: Wood and the built environment - Using data analysis to understand future trends
10 February, 2021
FAWPA
Hosted by Howard Parry-Husbands, CEO of Pollinate, an independent market research agency, this unique and informative webinar presents the results of combining the findings of seven research projects over six years to provide a glimpse into the future trends affecting the use of wood and wood products. read more
How Small-Scale Loggers Can Help Save Africa’s Tropical Forests
2 February, 2021
E360
Small-time loggers providing timber to local villages have long been seen as a threat to African forests. But that view is changing, as evidence mounts that these communities can be better forest protectors than the governments that are sanctioning major commercial operations. read more
Lonza’s Quality Control Management Wins Over New Customer
5 January, 2021
Lonza
As the wood treatment industry in South Africa continues to face the challenges posed by twilight treaters and ensuing compromised wood treatment products, Lonza believes that wood preservative manufacturers need to ensure that they have sufficient safeguards. read more
Covid-19 Shines Light on Future Trends
15 December, 2020
Dolphin Bay Chemicals
This year has brought practical challenges for manufacturing - and shone a light on how it can become increasingly agile to adapt to challenges. read more
PG Bison announces R2 billion in capital investments
8 December, 2020
PG Bison
PG Bison, a proudly South African company, and the leading manufacturer of wood-based panel products, has announced a R2 billion capital investment to be rolled out over the next three years. The announcement was made at the 2020 South Africa Investment Conference on 17 November 2020. read more
Meet family business Fynbos Poles - environmental entrepreneurs commited to quality
3 December, 2020
Dolphin Bay
Dolphin Bay's new client Fynbos Poles is a family business of environmental entrepreneurs who took time to ensure that every aspect of their refurbished treatment plant meets the highest requirements. Leon and Elana Le Grange, with their son Rudi and daughter Leani, run a diverse group of businesses read more
Rhino Band Sawmills achieved new heights
18 November, 2020
Rhino Band Sawmills
Midst the chaos that Covid 19 caused it didn't stop us from manufacturing a spectacular sawmill. With the existing 3 models (Rhino 500, Rhino 700 and Rhino 950) we designed and manufactured a new Rhino 950 HD Platinum. read more
New General Manager for ITC-SA
11 November, 2020
ITC SA
The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited Professional Body, is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Söderlund as General Manager as of 2 November 2020. read more
Vacsol® Azure®: The Natural Beauty
7 November, 2020
Lonza
In response to the growing awareness of end consumers to make more eco-sensitive choices and the resultant shifting demand by treaters for an alternative to metal-based solvent treatment products, Lonza Wood Protection introduced Vacsol® Azure® to the South Africa market... read more
Forestry researchers have cellulosic solution to plastic face masks
27 October, 2020
Forestry researchers have cellulosic solution
A forest sector R&D organization said it's close to coming up with a completely homegrown, sustainable solution to replace disposable plastic masks. FPInnovations said its researchers have developed a filter for a biodegradable, disposable face mask made from wood fibre. read more
Rich Veins of Growth
10 December, 2019
Dolphin Bay Chemicals
Dolphin Bay was encouraged to see rich veins of growth for our industry this year, despite tremendous business uncertainty both locally and globally. read more
Illegal treaters"fearless" as authorities turn blind eye
20 November, 2019
Dolphin Bay
The 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 authorities. Charges have been laid with police in cases... read more
How African plants could increase output by 30 percent
25 September, 2019
Dolphin Bay
Wood treatment processing plants across Africa can increase their efficiency - and turnover - by 30% or more, by implementing a cost-effective modification. In much of Africa, where the industry is still relatively new, most plants run dry vacuum processes.... read more
Dolphin Bay adds copper azole to product range
25 September, 2019
Dolphin Bay
Dolphin 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. read more
Supply Agreement with Green Resources
7 August, 2019
Dolphin Bay
Dolphin Bay has signed a three-year sole-supplier agreement with the Norway-based Green Resources AS group, cementing a long-standing relationship. We have been supplying Green Resources' Sao Hill plant in Tanzania and another member of the group, Busoga Forestry Company in Uganda... read more
Mondi’s Half Year Results
6 August, 2019
Mondi
Mondi delivered a strong performance in the first half of 2019 against a backdrop of increasingly challenging trading conditions. read more
Engineering Winning Customer Experiences
1 August, 2019
Lonza
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. read more
Your check list for safe and controlled burning
12 July, 2019
Safire
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. read more
Sappi says dissolving wood pulp prospects remain strong despite near-term pressures
7 June, 2019
Sappi
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. read more
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