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Local News

NRCS promises action on illegal treatment by end of March
14, Feb 2020

The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) has promised to address the serious problems regarding the growing illegal timber treatment industry by the end of the first quarter of 2020.

Welcome to Silverwood, our first Kenyan customer
14, Feb 2020

Dolphin Bay has signed an agreement with our first customer in Kenya: Silverwood, a large operation that produces utility poles for the country’s electrification programmes. Based in Eldoret, the capital of the wood-treatment...

First Cut’s Bremsaw acquisition a springboard to the Mpumalanga sawmilling and timber industry
14, Feb 2020

Mpumalanga, and its capital Mbombela, is the centre of South Africa’s sawmilling and timber industry. When the cutting equipment supplier and blade sharpener Bremsaw was up for sale, First Cut saw this as an ideal opportunity

International News

Sawlog prices fell throughout the world in 2019 with European prices declining the most
13, Feb 2020

The European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI), which has been in steady decline for two years, fell 5.0% in the 2Q/19, reaching its lowest level since 2005 (in US dollars) in the 3Q/19. As the result of sharply reduced sawlog prices...

Study: Buildings can become carbon sink if wood replaces cement, steel
04, Feb 2020

Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood could avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production and turn buildings into a carbon sink, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact...

Wood raw-material costs for the world’s pulp manufacturers have fallen the past year
31, Jan 2020

Softwood pulplog prices fell in the key markets of Europe in the fall of 2019. This price decline contributed to a two-year low of the Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) in the 3Q/19, according to the WRQ.

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