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ELB’s share jumps after getting green light to build power plant for Sappi
18 April, 2018
ELB’s share jumps after getting green light to build power plant for Sappi
JSE-listed engineering group ELB's share price rose 3.4% to R23 on Monday after announcing it had received the go-ahead to build a wood chip-driven power plant at Sappi's Ngodwana paper mill in Mpumalanga.ELB said the proposed 25MW biomass power plant... read more
Renewability driving forest and paper industry
10 April, 2018
Renewability driving forest and paper industry
Renewable commercial forests that supply the paper, pulp and board industry with wood fibre provide key environmental services and conserve our indigenous forests, says Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa(Pamsa) executive director Jane Molony. read more
'World's most comfortable shoe' now made from South African invasive trees
28 March, 2018
'World's most comfortable shoe' now made from South African invasive trees
Allbirds, the footwear-maker of choice among tech workers in Silicon Valley and self-proclaimed makers of the world's most comfortable shoe, turned to South Africa for its latest product. The $95 (roughly R1,100) Tree Runnersbwere released by Allbirds on Thursday. read more
All hands on deck for inaugural Deck & Flooring Expo
23 March, 2018
Wood ex
From the organisers of the highly-acclaimed timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, a new, specialised trade expo targeted at the residential, commercial and industrial flooring and decking markets will soon make its debut. The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018. read more
Ibá launches webseries "Fruit of the Forest" - Paper in one minute
20 March, 2018
IBA
Ibá launches webseries "Fruit of the Forest" - Paper in one minute. Find out more about how paper money, packaging, disposable coffee cups, boxes and cartons are made in Brazil from raw materials produced in planted forests. read more
Wood-Mizer expands and introduces new equipment
19 March, 2018
Woodmizer
Wood-Mizer has acquired the Swedish company, MOReTENs AB, placing a full range of popular 4-sided planer/moulders, table saws, spindle moulders, and CNC routers into Wood-Mizer's globally available product range. Founded in 1980... read more
PULaCell: inspiring wood construction with biobased polyurethane
9 March, 2018
PULaCell: inspiring wood construction with biobased polyurethane
The aim of the joint three-year "PULaCell" project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is to develop biobased reinforcing profiles for solid wood construction materials. As part of the project, several research institutes and industrial companies... read more
Wood-based 'supermaterial' is stronger and tougher than steel
26 February, 2018
Stronger than steel
It is stronger than steel, capable of deflecting bullets and lighter than metal alloys - yet this new "supermaterial" is made mostly from wood. The material was created by Liangbing Hu at the University of Maryland Energy Research Center and colleagues. read more
Stora Enso to supply wooden constructions for Finland’s tallest wooden high-rise building
26 February, 2018
Stora Enso
Stora Enso has been chosen as the provider of wood material for a 14-storey wooden building in Joensuu, Finland. Once completed, the building, Light House Joensuu, will be the country's tallest wooden high-rise building."New innovative solutions in massive wood... read more
The first draft of the Namibia National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) out for public consultation
6 February, 2018
FSC
The process to develop a National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) in Namibia is underway! The proposal to develop the locally relevant forest management standard was submitted by the Namibian Standard Development Group (SDG ) to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in August 2017. read more

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