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01, Dec 2020 -

Local News

Restarting the Largest Wood Pellet Export Plant in Africa
30, Nov 2020

Biomass processing and wood pelletisation plant for cleaner energy to be refurbished and recommissioned in Port Elizabeth, South Africa


How to Optimise your Timber Treatment Plant
27, Nov 2020

Dolphin Bay has completed scores of plant refurbishments and engineered many new plants. This story summarises our top tips.


Southern hemisphere's largest charcoal factory under construction
25, Nov 2020

Construction of the largest charcoal production facility in the southern hemisphere will begin in mid-September near the Swartland town of Wellington in the Western Cape. The Toronto Group's first-of-a-kind...

International News

Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years
11, Nov 2020

In a recent statement, the Russian President Mr. Putin ordered the government to strictly control the exportation of roundwood and low-value forest products, and to clamp down on the illegal trade of logs...


European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years
05, Nov 2020

Sawmills in several European countries have long been exporting large volumes of softwood lumber outside their domestic markets. Historically, most of the shipments were to neighboring countries on the continent...


WRI’s Hardwood Fiber Price Index fell to a 16-year low in the 2Q/20
05, Nov 2020

Wood raw-material costs fell for most pulp manufacturers throughout the world in them 2Q/20, reducing WRI's two fiber price indices for the fifth consecutive quarter. The q-o-q declines for the Hardwood Fiber Price Index...

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