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: Wednesday, 8 April, 2020 - 07:39Etiketter: WoodPeople illegally cutting down protected redgum and stringybark trees from Green Triangle plantations are being warned the ‘forest is watching’. Police and forest landowners have joined forces to target reckless wood thieves who are fearlessly entering privately owned forestry estates and taking hundreds of tonnes of native vegetation critical for the long-term survival of endangered local species. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 6 April, 2020 - 15:17Etiketter: WoodRenee Puusepp, a senior researcher at the Faculty of Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts is convinced mass customisation leads to the more efficient yet flexible construction of wooden buildings. Standardised modules can be combined in various ways, considering the customer’s needs, neighbourhood and surrounding environment. Engineered wood products like Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) are perfect materials for modular construction, as they make construction fast, light and green. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 6 April, 2020 - 15:09Etiketter: WoodThe effects of the corona crisis are beginning to be seen in lower demand for wood products. Bergs Timber has a large share of its sales to the UK market where demand now has fallen rapidly. In order to achieve a balance between production and demand, a number of changes will be made. / Bergs TimberLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 6 April, 2020 - 15:03Etiketter: WoodThe forest industry in Tasmania has written to the Tasmanian Minister for Resources Guy Barnett urging the Government to include Tasmania’s forest products industries as an essential service, should further restrictions on what businesses can operate be required to contain the spread of COVID-19. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 6 April, 2020 - 14:38Etiketter: WoodSödra Wood is implementing temporary partial furloughs at its production facilities in Mönsterås and Orrefors due to a reduction in demand in the UK and the Republic of Ireland during the ongoing pandemic. Södra Wood Ltd in the UK and the production facility in Hamina, Finland, may also be affected by the decision. / Södra WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 - 09:58Etiketter: WoodThe architectural office cepezed from the Netherlands wanted to build a four-storey office building that could be moved to another location, if needed. The end-result, Building D(emountable), is a hybrid structure that combines a steel structure with wooden elements and a glass façade. Using Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) elements made the project more sustainable, and the lightweight elements were extremely fast to install. / MetsäWoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 19 March, 2020 - 07:58Etiketter: WoodThe Timber Offsite Construction 2020 Conference has been postponed until later in the year because of COVID-19 as has DesignBUILD and the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association’s (AWISA) exhibition planned for 1-4 July in Sydney. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 13 March, 2020 - 13:56Etiketter: WoodUniversity of Tasmania PhD student Sean Krisanski has been named as one of the winners of the 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Mr Krisanski was recognised for his research into the development of an ‘arborist’ drone that can take samples from the forest canopy, giving scientists access to samples that until now haven’t been easily reachable. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 11 March, 2020 - 07:48Etiketter: WoodThe Victorian Government must urgently intervene to save the Victoria’s native timber industry and the thousands of jobs it supports, industry peak bodies urged. The recent court decision to extend an injunction preventing timber harvesting in 13 coupes, is the latest setback for the industry, which was already reeling from the bushfires. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 - 16:32Etiketter: WoodThe wood industry business Martinsons has initiated a process to find a new majority owner of the Group. “We have the advantage of being able to make this decision in a strong position as we are considered a driving force in many of our markets,” says CEO Lars Martinson. “We are convinced that this is best for our operations in the long term.” / MartinsonsLäs mer