Webinar reminder: Wood and the built environment - Using data analysis to understand future trends
10 February, 2021
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.
How Small-Scale Loggers Can Help Save Africa’s Tropical Forests
2 February, 2021
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.
Lonza’s Quality Control Management Wins Over New Customer
5 January, 2021
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.
Covid-19 Shines Light on Future Trends
15 December, 2020
This year has brought practical challenges
for manufacturing - and shone a light on how it can become increasingly
agile to adapt to challenges.
PG Bison announces R2 billion in capital investments
8 December, 2020
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.
Meet family business Fynbos Poles - environmental entrepreneurs commited to quality
3 December, 2020
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
and Elana Le Grange, with their son Rudi and
daughter Leani, run a diverse group of
Rhino Band Sawmills achieved new heights
18 November, 2020
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.
New General Manager for ITC-SA
11 November, 2020
for Timber Construction South
Africa (ITC-SA), a South
accredited Professional Body, is
pleased to announce the
appointment of Erik Söderlund as
General Manager as of 2 November
Vacsol® Azure®: The Natural Beauty
7 November, 2020
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...
Forestry researchers have cellulosic solution to plastic face masks
27 October, 2020
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.
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.