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A year of extreme stress, great rewards
12 December, 2018
A year of extreme stress, great rewards
This year has been one of the most stressful yet rewarding ones that Dolphin Bay has ever experienced, observed Bertus. The hallmarks of 2018 for our industry have been a strong sense of uncertainty and a growing awareness of our vulnerability, as has been the case for business... read more
New paper provides forecast of agricultural harvesting residues in Europe
29 November, 2018
Rehap
A new and spatially accurate forecast of the available waste biomass from agricultural activity in Europe has been made, with the results soon to be published. This data, gathered as part of the Rehap project,can be used by the second-generation bioconversion industry to drive... read more
Adding value for MTO
22 November, 2018
Dolphin Bay
Dolphin Bay has partnered with forestry giant the MTO Group to optimise and substantially expand its timber treatment operations. MTO, a long-standing and loyal client, wanted to ensure that its Pullscar treatment plant near White River, Mpumalanga. read more
LevasFlor looking to expand beyond Mozambique
6 October, 2018
Claudia Esteves, LevasFlor Sales and Compliance Manager says the company produces 100% natural, solid hardwood boards and their products range include toys and treated timber, timber for construction, doors, windows, flooring and outdoor furniture. read more
Infographic: The value of paper as a renewable and recyclable resource
27 September, 2018
PAPER
The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) has released its new infographic, which aims to highlight the value of paper products, their countless uses and their value as a renewable and recyclable resource. read more
Canadian forests are under-harvested, says MEI
27 September, 2018
Canadian forests are under-harvested, says MEI
The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an independent public policy think tank, has released a report stating that forest harvesting is not synonymous with deforestation and doesn't threaten the sustainability of our forests - and, in fact, Canadian forests are under-harvested. read more
AkzoNobel leading in decorative paints and woodcare in Spain with the acquisition of Xylazel S.A.
27 September, 2018
 AkzoNobel leading in decorative paints
Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZA; AKZOY) has acquired Xylazel S.A. (Xylazel), a 100% subsidiary of Pharma Mar S.A. (PHM). With this acquisition AkzoNobel strengthens its business and becomes a leader in the decorative paints market in Spain. read more
SA consortium to create value chains from biomass
26 September, 2018
SA consortium to create value chains from biomass
The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) has established a biorefinery research consortium (BRC) to create new value chains from waste biomass. The consortium is a partnership between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) read more
Recycled Forestry Waste Could Make Cosmetics, Plastics and Biofuel
28 August, 2018
Recycled Forestry Waste Could Make Cosmetics, Plastics and Biofuel
An EU project is using forestry waste to make 2,3-butanediol, a chemical with a wide range of industrial applications, from perfumes to synthetic rubber and food additives. Rehap, an EU project, has found a way to produce 2,3-butanediol. read more
Timber Treatment and the Law
22 August, 2018
SAWPA
In South Africa there are two regulations applicable to preservative treated timber. read more

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