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Confederation of European Paper Industries Director General Jori Ringman elected ICFPA President
6 July, 2022
ICFPA
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has announced Jori Ringman as its new President. He is the Director General of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi). read more
ComplianceWire®️ promotes a strong compliance culture for Arxada South Africa
5 July, 2022
Arxada
The need to foster and maintain a culture of compliance in these fast-moving and uncertain times has never been so important. Rather than an exercise in enforcement, Arxada, a global leader in wood treatment technologies, views regulatory compliance as an opportunity to create an environment in which staff can shine and contribute towards the long-term success of the company. read more
Young, green innovators invited to enter Blue Sky Awards
22 June, 2022
PAMSA
Young researchers and innovators who are focused on greener, sustainable innovations using forest-based science are invited to enter the South African round of the global Blue Sky Awards by Friday 15 July. read more
Arxada Announces New Appointment - Customer Accounts Manager
1 June, 2022
Arch Wood Protection

Arxada, a global leader in wood treatment technologies, has appointed Johan Nortje as the Customer Account Manager for the KwaZulu-Natal, Southern Mpumalanga and Swaziland (Eswatini) regions. 

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Client Agro-Serve Launches Our New DIY Timber Treatment
1 June, 2022
Dolphin Bay Chemicals

Dolphin Bay has reached an agreement with our client Agro-Serve for our latest DIY product to be sold at retail stores across South Africa. Agro-Serve will make the product available within the garden and home market.

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Optimising cross-cut saws increase volume and value recovery
27 May, 2022
Pinnacle SA
CGR Agencies is a proudly South African manufacturer of band saw blades for the wood, metal and meat cutting industries. It is one of the few saw blade manufacturers in the Southern hemisphere and a major automotive equipment, precision measuring tools, and power and hand tools supplier. read more
Which circular saw and saw blades should I buy?
23 May, 2022
WoodBiz Africa
When you're buying a circular saw, you might get overwhelmed by how many different saws there are. There's no correct answer for which circular saw is suitable for you, but there are a few things to know that will help you decide. read more
Increasing demand for CGR’s locally manufactured band saw blades
20 May, 2022
CGR Agencies
CGR Agencies is a proudly South African manufacturer of band saw blades for the wood, metal and meat cutting industries. It is one of the few saw blade manufacturers in the Southern hemisphere and a major automotive equipment, precision measuring tools, and power and hand tools supplier. read more
Ponsse manufactures its 18,000th forest machine
17 May, 2022
Ponsse
The 18,000th PONSSE forest machine was completed at Ponsse's factory in Vieremä. After its handover, the PONSSE Elk will be operated by VMC Bois in France. read more
Tanesco Plans Place Local Industry, Jobs at Risk
13 May, 2022
Dolphin Bay Chemicals
The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) plans to open its tenders to international bidders, citing inadequate quality and quantity of local utility poles. Both claims are invalid, the local industry says.The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) plans to open its tenders to international bidders, citing inadequate quality and quantity of local utility poles. Both claims are invalid, the local industry says. 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