One of the industry’s most prominent tributes to excellence in timber design and construction, the Institute of Timber Frame Building (ITFB) Annual Awards, once again showcased South Africa’s most inventive and progressive timber innovations at the end of May.
Wood decay/rot is a phenomenon that can affect timber irrespective of the type involved or the use to which it is put. Moreover, due to the heavy rains of late, the threat of wood rot has reared its ugly head to an unusually large degree – a factor which stakeholders in the timber sector from industry technophiles to consumers, need to take into account
Mozambique's Trans Frontier Marine Reserve projects demonstrate treated timber's relevance in Africa
Fascinating projects in Mozambique recently demonstrated that when there is difficult terrain, limited resources and time is of the essence
Celebrating Lonza Wood Protection and Sabie Poles 24 year working relationship from humble beginnings to the leading supplier they are today.
Wood is an age old material easily enhanced by imagination and grand designs, and architectural features such as stairways, flooring, balconies and decks. However, there can be no compromising when it comes to preserving its beauty.
Lonza Wood Protection has announced that Dunstone Timber and Game Farm has been selected as the first winner in their innovative marketing campaign called ‘Keep The Tanapole Flying High™’ Ambassador Programme. Launched in October last year with the aim of keeping Tanapole™ products ‘top of mind’ in the market as the preferred choice in treated wood, the campaign has captured the interest of the supply chain from treaters through to the end-user.
The Lonza road show took an in-depth look at Environmental Management Plans, Waste Management and Pressure Equipment Regulations in order to gain a better understanding of the impact each of these issues on timber treatment operations.
The East African wood preservation industry and its partner, Arch Wood Protection South Africa, have taken a giant leap forward in the promotion of quality treated timber in East Africa.
In yet another affirmative step towards embracing a modern, compliant product range, Lonza Wood Protection, formerly Arch Wood Protection, has announced the launch of Vacsol Azure – the first metal-free wood preservative in the light organic solvent market.
A spirit of adventure is felt at Camp Discovery, where both humans and wildlife embrace the beauty of the natural surroundings of this 270-hectare game farm. However, when the wildlife began to pose a problem by roaming onto the sports field, Camp Discovery approached Khulani Timber Industries, who provided a solution by installing Tanapole™ ranch fencing around the perimeter of the field to alleviate the problem.
Lonza Wood Protection put all their resources and experts behind converting R&B Group’s treatment plants from producing Tanalith® C products to Tanalith® E products.
With the growing trend towards choosing environmentally compliant products that reduce our carbon footprint, Arch Wood Protection has made its mark in the Western Cape with the commissioning of the first Tanalised® E treatment plant in the province...
Overcoming the challenges of wood breakdown due to fungal decay, termites and weathering can be achieved if the correct wood preservation treatment is applied from the outset.
When it comes to performance excellence, cost savings on consumption and efficiency improvements, Tan-Treat™ Quality Support System has made its mark by introducing an exemplary integration of wood treatment with information technology.
A training workshop, conducted by Lonza Wood Protection at Mintroad Sawmills, reaffirmed the importance of sales staff understanding the treatment process and hazard applications when selling Tanalith® E and Tanalith® C treated wood.
The restoration of Chapman’s Peak Drive in 2002 was one of the most innovative engineering developments to be undertaken in South Africa and has attracted the admiration of nature lovers and tourists from all over the world.
Best described as a ‘tropical paradise’, Cova de Tubarao Lodge, situated on Macaneta Island off Mozambique, has been announced by Lonza Wood Protection as the 2nd winner in their ‘Keep The Tanapole Flying High™’ Ambassador Programme. Designed and constructed three years ago by the owners, Roelie and Louise Jacobs, the lodge stands as an exemplary project in maintaining the beauty of wood in its natural form through the use of Tanapole™ wood preservation products.
Lonza Wood Protection is placing an emphasis on product awareness and education, particularly among the agricultural sector and pole treaters, as part of its launch of the umbrella Tanapole™ wood preservative treated pole brand.