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
York Timbers goes big in plywood for the future
19 March, 2020
Proudly South African JSE-listed integrated forestry company York Timbers, which holds almost 80% of the softwood plywood market
in South Africa, has invested R400-million over the past four years in
the plywood plant. This has enabled York to compete in the local and
Pressure Vessels - Are You Compliant?
27 February, 2020
If you've ever wondered why there is so much arduous legislation
governing pressure vessel equipment, then consider the severity of a system
failure that results in an explosion, fire and flying debris causing loss of
life and damage to property.
Optimism in our Industry
14 February, 2020
customers are feeling optimistic about 2020,
in a noticeable shift from the recent
negativity about prospects for our industry. This
is because many timber treaters have become
accustomed to the challenges facing our
industry and have responded by offering new
WORKSHOP: Understanding Roof Inspections
12 February, 2020
In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa's roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa(ITC-SA),
the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector,
will be hosting a CPD-accredited workshop on Understanding Roof
World Read Aloud Day on February 5 - Grow leaders, get reading
5 February, 2020
The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa has
pledged its support of Nal'ibali's two million target for World Read
Aloud Day on February 5th, and offers five ways to make reading fun and
Paper vs. plastic: which is the most sustainable choice?
28 January, 2020
The European Union recently voted to declare a climate emergency. This
is a significant turning point, reflecting the rapid escalation of the
climate crisis despite efforts to reduce damage to the environment.
While there are many factors influencing climate change.
Paper industry invests in research for viable alternative uses for waste paper
16 January, 2020
More than 12 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging have been
recovered in South Africa for recycling during the past decade. The
overall paper collection rate in 2018 of 71.7% is comparable with the
most successful countries globally.
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.