FWPA responds to increase demand for timber

On 1 February 2019, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released the preview version of the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC) that increases the range of buildings, up to an effective height of 25m, in which fire-protected timber construction systems can be used. The new classes add schools, retail premises, hospitals and aged care facilities to the previously approved multi-residential, [...]

By | 2019-02-07T11:46:04+00:00 February 8th, 2019|News|

Industry shifts towards sustainable packaging

Sustainable rPET strapping is another boost for plastic recycling in SA. In a growing industry shift towards sustainable packaging and product design, one of South Africa’s largest manufacturers of wood-based products, PG Bison, has decided to use only locally sourced and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) strapping. […]

By | 2019-02-04T12:02:21+00:00 February 4th, 2019|News|

WoodEX for Africa, Deck & Flooring Expo: above and beyond

Long established as the gateway to Africa’s timber trade, WoodEX for Africa’s milestone fifth edition, which took place from 11 to 13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, alongside the inaugural Deck & Flooring Expo, was a resounding success for all stakeholders and bodes well for the show’s next instalment coming up in 2020. […]

By | 2019-02-01T12:41:58+00:00 February 1st, 2019|News|