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Mondi Half Year Results Announcement
13 August, 2018
Mondi
Half-yearly results for the six months ended 30 June 2018 Highlights read more
South African industry has new Infrastructure opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa if they take long-term view
10 August, 2018
Infrastructure Africa
In the face of growing international competition in Sub-Saharan Africa, South African-based companies need to take a long-term strategic view of the region and how best to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the industrial and energy evolution that is taking place. read more
New tool for forecasting availability of agricultural biomass
10 August, 2018
New tool for forecasting availability of agricultural biomass
Biomass is quickly becoming a sought-after resource as an alternative to fossil fuels, chemicals and energy in the bioeconomy. Having recognised the potential agricultural and forestry waste for commercial use the Rehap project has recently developed a unique tool. read more
Stora Enso and Orthex combine wood fibre and bioplastic into durable consumer products
10 August, 2018
 Stora Enso and Orthex combine wood fibre and bioplastic into durable consumer products
Stora Enso and Orthex together bring to the market a new range of kitchen utensils made from a new biocomposite which combines the best qualities of wood and plastic. The bio-based material used to replace fossil-based plastic is made from spruce and sugarcane. read more
GP to test new recycling process
17 July, 2018
GP to test new recycling process
Sixty years ago, Georgia-Pacific opened its first containerboard plant on the site of a former sawmill in Toledo, a few miles inland from Newport on the Oregon coast. The operation was based on a radical idea for its time: Rather than chuck the waste wood from sawmilling into a wigwam burner. read more
Timber frame construction: An evidence-led choice that is growing rapidly in popularity
20 June, 2018
Timber frame construction: An evidence-led choice that is growing rapidly in popularity
Gareth Barber, Managing Director of the Stable Company presents the case for timber frame construction, exploring this truly exciting and high-tech material - and why further research is crucial Recent research has unearthed new building techniques that could even make timber suitable... read more
Company develops 'green' graphite from forestry waste
20 June, 2018
Company develops 'green' graphite from forestry waste
A Marlborough company may have struck gold with its own modern-day philosopher's stone, turning waste sawdust into valuable graphite. Graphite is considered a 'strategic mineral' by the United States for its use in many applications, such as the significant component of lithium ion batteries. read more
Lonza Applauds IRG49 As A Valuable Global Networking Platform
20 June, 2018
Lonza
The 49th IRG Conference, hosted for the first time on the African continent from the 29th of April to the 3rd of May in South Africa, proved to be a valuable global networking platform for the wood preservation industry. This is according to the feedback received from Lonza Wood Protection's. read more
Store your timber treatment reagents carefully, to ensure their shelf life
20 June, 2018
Dolphin Bay
The various reagents used in our industry are critical for the correct treatment of timber, yet they are spoken about very little. Reagents should be stored carefully, according to the instructions on the label, to ensure their shelf life. read more
Sappi bags Gold at International Communications Awards
19 June, 2018
Sappi
Sappi Southern Africa has received a Gold Quill Award at the International Association of Business Communications Awards, hosted in Montreal. The Gold Quill Awards programme aims to recognise business communication excellence globally. read more

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