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Local News

Laser power first: First Cut delivers first fibre laser ever imported to Zimbabwe for customer Sawpower
14, Dec 2018

The delivery of a Bystronic Bysprint 3015 by First Cut to its customer Sawpower in Zimbabwe, was a milestone moment for both the customer and the country. In a major technological advance...

Letter to the CEO Ms. Felleng Yende
14, Dec 2018

Letter of Congratulations to the CEO on her Appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the FP&M SETA. Below is a letter received from the FP&M related to the above.

Unauthorised use of ITC-SA logo strongly discouraged
13, Dec 2018

It has come to the attention of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa's professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, that its trademark and logo have been used...

International News

Declining lumber trade, plummeting lumber prices in the US and slowing wood demand in China
16, Jan 2019

Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5% as compared to the same period last year. China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the MENA region reduced their imports.

Chinese imports of hardwood chips reached a record high
16, Jan 2019

In the 3Q/18, Chinese importation of hardwood chips reached a record high, and Vietnam substantially increased its shipment as compared to 2017, reports the WRQ. While the average import price has only increased slightly.

Canada will continue to be a major supplier of lumber to the US
08, Jan 2019

The softwood sawmilling sector in Eastern Canada will play an increasingly important role as a key supplier to the growing US lumber market in the future, according to a new study. The increasing lumber consumption...

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