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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
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

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