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Sappi delivered excellent results during the second financial quarter 2022
13 May, 2022
Commenting on the group's results, Sappi Chief Executive Officer Steve Binnie said: "I am very proud of the excellent performance during the quarter particularly in light of the impact of Covid-19 in the last two years and the global economic turmoil" read more
Paper industry association ups its Master of Chemical Engineering bursary to R320 000
12 May, 2022
Every year, the PAMSA Master in Chemical Engineering bursary programme accepts applications from Bachelor of Science chemical engineering final-year students or graduates. read more
Edith Leeuta appointed as Fibre Circle CEO
4 May, 2022
Fibre Circle
Fibre Circle, the producer responsibility organisation (PRO) for the South African paper and paper packaging sector, has appointed Edith Leeuta as chief executive officer effective 1 May 2022. read more
Tanalith® E treated timber featured in the iconic BOSJES farm project
25 April, 2022
Arch Wood Protection
The natural beauty and timeless appeal of wood is the architectural highlight of the innovative design of the Winkel & Spens at BOSJES farm, situated in the Western Cape. A key focus of the project was creating landscaped gardens spread across three sloping terraces.  read more
UK bandsaw blade manufacturer unveils plans for £10m expansion project
28 March, 2022
Dakin Flathers
Dakin-Flathers, the manufacturer of Ripper37 sawmill blades, has unveiled plans to expand their existing state-of-the-art facility by over 7,500m2 covering 3 floors at its current premises in West Yorkshire, England. read more
Think before you throw this Global Recycling Day
17 March, 2022
Fibre Circle
It's Global Recycling Day on 18 March. Please help us spread the word that paper is recyclable and more people should be doing it. Please find attached a press release with some top tips on how get into the habit of recycling. read more
Wood-Mizer – for Sawmillers
25 February, 2022
Our experience started when Wood-Mizer built the first portable sawmill in 1982, the innovation thén making it possible for sawmillers today to cut timber affordably, and with greater precision than even larger sawmills.Wood-Mizer also introduced thin-kerf narrow bandsaw technology to the world read more
Sappi delivers excellent performance for first financial quarter 2022
24 February, 2022
Commenting on the group's results, Sappi Chief Executive Officer Steve Binnie said: "I am very pleased with an excellent performance from the group. We outperformed the guidance provided at the end of the last quarter with EBITDA at US$240 million. read more
Typek boasts a new recyclable wrapper
9 February, 2022

Typek is all about living a life of note. And today is noteworthy because we're pleased to announce that our Typek ream wrapper is now manufactured from Sappi's breakthrough packaging solution called Sappi Seal.

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Automation boosts our confidence - and yours
27 January, 2022
Dolphin Bay
We wanted to automate our factory operations. At first, we shrugged off the idea of robots. They are usually seen in car factories, after all. Nevertheless, we hate to shut out an inspiring idea, so we continued to explore the option of robots. 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