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, 27 April, 2020 - 11:24Etiketter: WoodThe Termex company, located in Saarijärvi, Central Finland, fiberizes recycled paper into wood-based insulation material for buildings. ’Our feedstock is domestic, pre-sorted newsprint,’ says Pasi Typpö, the company’s Development and Marketing Director. / Finnish Forest AssociationLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 23 April, 2020 - 08:26Etiketter: WoodThe Covid-19 pandemic has claimed another “victim” with this year’s Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards cancelled. The awards, which began in 2018, awards recognise individuals and companies in the Green Triangle timber industry for their dedication to best practise, continuous improvement and excellence in their roles and businesses. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 17 April, 2020 - 09:22Etiketter: WoodLast year, Södra decided to invest in an additional CLT facility at Värö and aims to become a leader in the Nordic region. Project planning and procurement is ongoing and Södra has now selected Ledinek as the supplier of a new production line – from intake to pressing. / SödraLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 15 April, 2020 - 13:51Etiketter: WoodThe fourth edition of the Australia & New Zealand Forestry Products Industry Map is out. This 2020 edition is a full-colour map combining the wood processing and manufacturing operations of both New Zealand and Australia. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 14 April, 2020 - 08:35Etiketter: WoodImported forest products to China dropped by 750 million dollars in January and February, with the biggest decreases seen in lumber and pulp. / Wood Resources InternationalLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 14 April, 2020 - 08:29Etiketter: WoodSödra will be supplying CLT (cross-laminated timber) to the “Hoppet” preschool innovation project in Gothenburg. The climate impact of the construction project is 70 percent lower than similar projects of this nature, and is part of the process to achieve the City of Gothenburg’s goal of becoming a climate-neutral city. The preschool is expected to be completed in 2021. / SödraLäs mer
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