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Global Particle Board Market - Key Findings by IndexBox
13 June, 2018
Index Box
Which Country Imports the Most Particle Board and Similar Wood Board in the World? According to the report "World: Particle Board And Similar Board Of Wood - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025", recently published by IndexBox. read more
SA’s paper recycling 2020 target of 70% reached three years early
6 June, 2018
Paper manufacturers
The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) has announced the 2017 paper recycling rates. Last year the paper recycling industry along with conscientious consumers and thousands of collectors kept 1,3 million tonnes of paper and paper. read more
New way of producing useful compounds from birch for the cosmetics industry
6 June, 2018
New way of producing useful compounds from birch for the cosmetics industry
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has used plant cell culture technology to develop new types of ingredients for the cosmetics industry. Cell cultures, which originated from birch leaves and seeds, produce pigments, as well as compounds that help to preserve products. read more
Sappi scoops accolades at the inaugural supplier development awards
4 June, 2018
SAPPI
Sappi Southern Africa (Sappi) is pleased to announce that it has scooped multiple awards at the inaugural Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards held in Johannesburg recently. Sappi won the Women's Empowerment Award and Rural Economies Award. read more
WOULDWOOD develops systems for environmentally friendly construction and vehicle manufacturing
4 June, 2018
WOULDWOOD develops systems for environmentally friendly construction and vehicle manufacturing
The construction industry is one of the largest waste producers and 50 percent of the environmental impact comes from manufacturing. At the same time there is a need to find new resource and energy efficient materials and process systems based on renewable raw materials. read more
Stora Enso enters into strategic partnership with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
29 May, 2018
Stora enso
Stora Enso has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Through the agreement Stora Enso and SLU intend to establish a long-term collaboration in research and development, education, competence building, and innovation. read more
Responsible Wood wins Gold award
22 May, 2018
Responsible Wood wins Gold award
A Gold medal award in an international branding competition has added to the Australia-wide success of the Responsible Wood campaign. The Responsible Wood logo won best brand and best design agency in the Oceania region in the 5th International Best Brands contest. read more
Innovative end-uses for wood fibre
14 May, 2018
Stora Enso
Lumir is a Finnish company that develops new bio-based acoustic solutions suitable for any space such as schools, nursery schools, hospitals, offices, hotels, restaurants and cultural institutions that need better acoustics, reduced reverberation and improved comfort. read more
Printed books have a positive future, a new survey indicates
14 May, 2018
Storaenso
There is a bright future for printed books, a recent survey finds. According to the results, printed books will continue to be important, relevant, interesting and still very much appreciated compared to e-books and audiobooks. read more
Wood you like a drink?
9 May, 2018
wood you like a drink
Discerning drinkers may soon be able to branch out after Japanese researchers said that they have invented a way of producing an alcoholic drink made from wood. The researchers at Japan's Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute say the bark-based beverages have woody qualities. read more

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