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Greater use of wood to help nations decarbonise
24 November, 2021

An international Wood Manifesto setting the future roadmap for timber and wood use in construction and other products was launched in the UK  ahead of the COP26 climate talks. The document seeks to convey that wood is the key material to decarbonise the built environment.

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PONSSE STUDIO PRESENTS: Ponsse solutions for heavy-duty forwarding
23 November, 2021
Offering a superior level of comfort, the Elephant King is ideal for working economically and efficiently over long transport distances or moving large trees. At our event, you will also hear more about the Active Crane loader management system and the PONSSE K121 loader. read more
How the paper industry is the epitome of the circular economy
8 November, 2021
Even before extended producer responsibility (EPR) was mandated by the South African Government in May 2021, the pulp and paper manufacturing and recycling sector has been embarking on process and production innovation to reduce its environmental footprint read more
Sawmill’s output leaps forward with Wood-Mizer TITAN
27 October, 2021
A recently commissioned Wood-Mizer TITAN sawmill line at Panbult Denne Saagmeule in Mpumalanga flexes its muscles. The Drakensberg or Dragon Mountain range that runs 1000 kilometres from north to south across South Africa, splits Mpumalanga into high-altitude grassland. read more
Overcoming the challenge of sap stain & mould in freshly cut timber
21 October, 2021
Sap staining fungi and mould are a costly problem in the wood processing industry. Left untreated, freshly cut wood is vulnerable to mould growth within 24 to 48 hours and discolouration from sapstain is noticeable within 5 to 6 days.  read more
Time will be the true test of NRCS Clampdown in SA
21 October, 2021
Dolphin Bay

Dolphin Bay welcomes the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications' (NRCS) recent raids on illegal timber treatment operations in South Africa. However, only time will tell whether the organisation should be congratulated on really cracking down on the huge problem.

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Switch towards concrete poles in parts of Uganda
21 October, 2021
Dolphin Bay
The Ugandan authorities are favouring concrete over CCA-treated timber poles in some regions - a move that the Kenyan authorities made many years ago but reversed due to excessively high costs. The change in Uganda has raised fears about the sustainability of the timber treatment. read more
RecyclePaperZA calls on citizens to recycle paper products
22 September, 2021
According to RecyclePaperZA, the paper recycling association of South Africa, our country recovered 1.1 million tonnes of recyclable paper products in 2020, putting the paper recovery rate at 69.8%. Friday 17 September was National Recycling Day. read more
LIGNA.Forum digital with new impulses for the woodworking industries
17 September, 2021
The LIGNA.Forum digital will be held as part of the new online event LIGNA.Innovation Network, which runs from 27 to 29 September 2021. The two-day conference programme will feature recognized industry experts on the focus topics of Prefab Building Processes and Woodworking Transformation. read more
National Clean-Up and Recycle Week | Are you making these paper recycling mistakes?
14 September, 2021
Have you considered the sturdy cardboard box and its moulded protective layers that housed your new TV during transit? Or the box from your latest online shopping haul? Cereal boxes? Milk cartons? What about the loo roll core? All of these are recyclable in South Africa. 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 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
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 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
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