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: Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 08:30Etiketter: WoodThe various reviews, inquires and commissions into the nation’s devastating 2019-2020 bushfires seem to be having some mixed, if not conflicting results. The South Australian Government is to be applauded for biting the bullet and committing $100 million to increase hazard reduction burns by more than 50% blunting the power of summer bushfires. / Bruce MitchellLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 18 September, 2020 - 08:01Etiketter: WoodAt a time when good news can be a bit hard to find, Alliance Timber’s decision to extend its Dartmoor operations in the Green Triangle is a tiny ray of light. / Bruce MitchellLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 - 09:23Etiketter: WoodDartmoor looks set to receive a major boost with one of the area’s largest employers eyeing off a significant expansion. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 14 September, 2020 - 09:41Etiketter: WoodIt’s one thing to offer a solution to a problem. It’s another thing to deliver the solution. And the Victorian Government has been caught out failing to deliver to the state’s native timber industry, again. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 7 September, 2020 - 08:34Etiketter: WoodThe log market in Germany has been extremely volatile in the first half of 2020, with high demand from the export market and a tight supply of fresh green logs. When the Coronavirus Epidemic forced sawmills to close in March, domestic demand for sawlogs fell and the price increases seen earlier in the quarter reversed – resulting in both domestic and export prices falling. / Wood Resources InternationalLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 3 September, 2020 - 09:04Etiketter: WoodAs announced on 17 June 2020, Bergs has entered into an agreement with Vida Aktiebolag on the sale of Bergs' Swedish sawmill business. Today, September 1, 2020, Bergs has completed the sale to Vida Aktiebolag. The transaction encompasses the sawmills in Orrefors, Vimmerby, Mörlunda and the assets at the discontinued operation at Gransjö sawmill. / BergsLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 1 September, 2020 - 13:54Etiketter: WoodBuildings are static. They serve the purpose they have been designed for. But when cities grow and the needs of the community change, this becomes a problem. Modular construction with engineered wood products like Kerto LVL are the solution, because they enable adaptable, sustainable and cost competitive designs. It is time to provide solutions to the changing needs of our cities. Time to create an urban adaptation. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 28 August, 2020 - 14:57Etiketter: WoodWooden multi-storey apartment buildings in Linnanfältti, close to the centre of Turku, Finland are being built with Kerto® LVL-based elements. A residential building constructed from wooden elements can rise in less than half the time compared to a similar kind of concrete building. With Metsä Wood’s Kerto LVL-based elements (laminated veneer lumber) buildings are fast, light and green to construct. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Finnish construction sector is actively decreasing carbon footprint – 2020 Housing Fair showcases wood constructionPublicerad: Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 - 14:24Etiketter: WoodThe Finnish Housing Fair, currently taking place in Tuusula, near Helsinki, is the first in the event’s history to display the carbon footprint and handprint of each house presented. Next to the exhibition ground, a carbon-neutral housing estate of log homes will be constructed. / Finnish Forestry AssociationLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 10 July, 2020 - 10:55Etiketter: WoodIt probably seems a little incongruous that fire brigades are getting ready in July for the bushfire “season” some five or so months away. It’s a regular exercise. Organisations such as the Forestry Corporation of NSW each year put their firefighters through fitness tests to ensure they are up to scratch before things get hot. / TimberbizLäs mer