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Recovered balsa used to create environmentally-friendly materials
20 May, 2020
Researchers in Germany have developed a novel way of recovering and processing the large amounts of balsa wood found in the rotor blades of wind turbines, to create a myriad of environmentally-friendly materials for a variety of uses. read more
Why you’re unlikely to contract Covid-19 from packaging
1 May, 2020
When an invisible enemy is highly contagious - and potentially on any surface you touch - it's easy to see why people are worried about contracting Covid-19 from packaged goods. read more
Paper industry opens applications for Masters of Engineering bursary programme
30 April, 2020
PAMSA has opened applications for its Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.) bursary programme which offers eligible BSc engineering students the opportunity to pursue a career in the forest products industry and contribute to the circular economy. read more
Tanalith® C Wood Preservative: Why Correct Application Is So Important
8 April, 2020
The effectiveness of any type of preservative treatment depends on the penetration achieved and the retention of preservative in the penetrated zones. Correct methods in the application of preservatives must be used to ensure proper timber treatment practice. read more
Paper and tissue value chains to operate during lockdown
30 March, 2020
The pulp, paper, packaging, recycling and tissue value chains will continue to operate as a "critical business continuity service" supporting the manufacturing, processing and distribution of essential goods and services during the lockdown, says the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA). read more
York Timbers goes big in plywood for the future
19 March, 2020
York Timbers
Proudly South African JSE-listed integrated forestry company York Timbers, which holds almost 80% of the softwood plywood market in South Africa, has invested R400-million over the past four years in the plywood plant. This has enabled York to compete in the local and international market. read more
Pressure Vessels - Are You Compliant?
27 February, 2020
If you've ever wondered why there is so much arduous legislation governing pressure vessel equipment, then consider the severity of a system failure that results in an explosion, fire and flying debris causing loss of life and damage to property. read more
Optimism in our Industry
14 February, 2020
Dolphin Bay
Our customers are feeling optimistic about 2020, in a noticeable shift from the recent negativity about prospects for our industry. This is because many timber treaters have become accustomed to the challenges facing our industry and have responded by offering new products. read more
WORKSHOP: Understanding Roof Inspections
12 February, 2020
In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa's roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa(ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited workshop on Understanding Roof Inspections. read more
World Read Aloud Day on February 5 - Grow leaders, get reading
5 February, 2020

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa has pledged its support of Nal'ibali's two million target for World Read Aloud Day on February 5th, and offers five ways to make reading fun and engaging.

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Rich Veins of Growth
10 December, 2019
Dolphin Bay Chemicals
Dolphin Bay was encouraged to see rich veins of growth for our industry this year, despite tremendous business uncertainty both locally and globally. read more
Illegal treaters"fearless" as authorities turn blind eye
20 November, 2019
Dolphin Bay
The 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 authorities. Charges have been laid with police in cases... read more
How African plants could increase output by 30 percent
25 September, 2019
Dolphin Bay
Wood treatment processing plants across Africa can increase their efficiency - and turnover - by 30% or more, by implementing a cost-effective modification. In much of Africa, where the industry is still relatively new, most plants run dry vacuum processes.... read more
Dolphin Bay adds copper azole to product range
25 September, 2019
Dolphin Bay
Dolphin 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. read more
Supply Agreement with Green Resources
7 August, 2019
Dolphin Bay
Dolphin Bay has signed a three-year sole-supplier agreement with the Norway-based Green Resources AS group, cementing a long-standing relationship. We have been supplying Green Resources' Sao Hill plant in Tanzania and another member of the group, Busoga Forestry Company in Uganda... read more
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. read more
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. read more
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. read more
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. read more
Cellulose Nanofibre – The New Alternative to Plastic
15 May, 2019
Two Sides
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. read more