Academia 2020-11-17T14:05:23+00:00
  • Wow, can wood make that? Photo by SnappyCoat

Wow, can wood make that?

By | June 8th, 2021|Academia|

For millennia, trees have provided mankind with fuel, food, fibre and medicine from their fruit, flowers, roots, wood, leaves and branches. In fact, many things we use daily are connected to wood. Printer paper, chewing [...]

  • Professor Bernard Slippers, director at the Forestry and Biotechnology (FABI) Institute at the University of Pretoria. Photo by Leon Louw

Prof Slippers builds bridges

By | May 12th, 2021|Academia|

Professor Bernard Slippers, director at the Forestry and Biotechnology (FABI) Institute at the University of Pretoria spoke to Timber iQ about the key challenges and opportunities in the forestry sector of South Africa and how [...]

  • Figure 3: CCA treated delamination sample, after three impregnating cycles (left) top, leaching out of boron (DOT) in delamination test sample (right) bottom.

Treated SA Pine wood forms excellent bonds when using PUR adhesive

By | April 12th, 2021|Academia|

By Qiniso Mbhamali, Zahra Naghizadeh, Brand Wessels Department of Forest and Wood Science, Stellenbosch University With the increasing movement towards environmentally-friendly and sustainable building materials in the construction industry, engineered wood products have become a [...]

  • The new Engineering 4.0 facility at the University of Pretoria. Photo by UP

York Timber and UP sign agreement for sustainable wood-based bio economy

By | March 10th, 2021|Academia|

By the University of Pretoria Forestry company York Timbers, the largest solid wood processor in South Africa, has signed a funding agreement with the University of Pretoria (UP) to establish a Chair in data-driven wood [...]

  • Timber is a sustainable building material. Image credit: FSC

FSC – a valuable tool for implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

By | February 5th, 2021|Academia|

By the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, also referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals are a universal commitment to ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring human well-being. [...]

  • Adhesive bondline test samples for chemically treated wood. Image credit: Stellenbosch University

Research on CLT supports local manufacturing

By | December 11th, 2020|Academia|

By MJ Jacobs and Brand Wessels at Stellenbosch University Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a relatively new laminar wood-based product, developed in central Europe, that is rapidly gaining market share worldwide as an environmentally sustainable [...]