Wood – a sustainable material
Being renewable, recyclable, resource-efficient, and carbon-neutral, wood as a material has a given place in a sustainable society. When managed sustainably, forests are able to provide society with an inexhaustible source of renewable raw material. At the same time, growing forests sequester carbon dioxide, thus reducing the content of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Once a wood-based product, this product store carbon during its life-time, and at the end of its life, it can often be re-used or recycled and made into new wood-based products or for energy purposes.
Wood is also a resource-efficient material. Very little waste is generated during the manufacturing of timber and wood-based products, as almost all by-products (such as bark, sawdust, and cut-offs) are used, whether as a raw material for the pulp and paper industry, for the production of particleboards, or as a source of energy for heating.
The Swedish woodworking industry
Today, the largest share of the Swedish production of wood products is exported. World-wide, Sweden is the third largest exporter of sawn timber. In Europe, the Swedish sawmilling industry holds a prominent position as the second-largest producer and the largest exporter of sawn softwood. As construction material, wood has a long tradition in Sweden. During the last decade, building with wood has experienced an upswing thanks to developments in modern building techniques.
Swedish Wood – facts, information, and inspiration relating to wood, wood products and wood construction
Swedish Federation of Forest Industries – facts and figures on Swedish forest industry
Swedish Statistical Yearbook of Forestry – with statistics on Swedish forest industry production
Publicerad: Monday, 16 September, 2019 - 09:52Etiketter: WoodAttend this conference for in-depth analysis on forest products market challenges, opportunities, and threats for 2020 in the North American West Coast timberland region. / WFCALäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 9 September, 2019 - 14:13Etiketter: WoodBergs Timber started sawmill production in Mörlunda 100 years ago. The sawmill has developed over the years. For one period of time, it consisted of three saw lines and several production lines for planing of different products. In 2012 and 2013, major changes were made with staff reductions. At the same time, an investment was made which made it possible to focus on small log sawing. The conversion to small log sawing and planing has been successful and the Mörlunda plant has had a good financial development. In 2018, we also invested in a new boiler, which has had a good effect. / Bergs TimberLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 5 September, 2019 - 08:26Etiketter: WoodWood fiber costs declined for many North American pulpmills during the first half of 2019, with the exception of the US South, where wood fiber prices increased to their highest levels in over three years, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. / Wood Resources International LLCLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 3 September, 2019 - 14:05Etiketter: WoodMetsä Wood’s Open Source Wood is an open platform developed to connect people and innovation in the wood construction industry. Open Source Wood gathers ideas and designs from all corners of the globe and makes them available for all, free of charge. We believe the only way to grow wood use in construction is to share knowledge. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 2 September, 2019 - 14:16Etiketter: WoodVerksbyen, a new green neighbourhood in Fredrikstad in Norway, showcases the future of sustainable living. As part of the project, construction company Arca Nova Bolig is building five five-storey apartment buildings situated in Capjon Park area in Verskbyen. The buildings are being constructed using Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) products – making the construction fast, light and green. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 13 August, 2019 - 16:04Etiketter: WoodCranleigh School in Surrey in the United Kingdom was established in 1865. As part of the historic school’s campus development project, two old buildings have been renovated and turned into the van Hasselt Centre – a new building with teaching space and a café. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 13 August, 2019 - 16:01Etiketter: WoodTight supply of hardwood fiber in the Pacific Rim have pushed prices for Latin American hardwood chips upward during the first half of 2019, reports the WRQ. However, a decline in chip consumption in China is expected to occur in the second half of the year, which would likely end the most recent price rally that started in mid-2018. / Wood Resources InternationalLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 2 July, 2019 - 13:48Etiketter: WoodThe Australian construction industry needs to focus more on industry skilling and the enabling of modern construction enterprise capability, a leading construction industry expert has warned. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 2 July, 2019 - 11:34Etiketter: WoodMore than 2000 hectares of southern pine plantations near Grafton are now in public hands, after Forestry Corporation of NSW bought the timber rights to plantations established under contract for a private company. General Manager of Forestry Corporation’s Softwood Plantations Division Mike Beardsell said the purchase delivered a long-term boost to timber production in the region. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 1 July, 2019 - 08:53Etiketter: WoodTrials of drone-assisted survival assessments of pine plantations are off to a flying start near Bunbury, Western Australia. Operations Officer Markus Streil said the current trials use small drones to take photos of re-established plantations and hundreds of images are then uploaded to a cloud service to create a range of models of the plantation. / TimberbizLäs mer