Wood

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.  

 

Read more:
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 

 
  • Södra ends short-time working at Orrefors sawmill

    Etiketter: Wood
    At the beginning of April, Södra announced that it would be introducing short-time working at the Orrefors sawmill in light of the fall in demand related to the ongoing pandemic. “We have identified a number of new business opportunities that will safeguard production and have therefore decided to return to a normal rate of production as of the week beginning 11 May,” says Jörgen Lindquist, Business Area President of Södra Wood. / Södra
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  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre collaborating on responsible sourcing

    Etiketter: Wood
    Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre continue the collaboration by focusing on responsible wood sourcing. As part of a resource-intensive industry Ahlstrom-Munksjö, as a significant wood pulp consumer, and Metsä Fibre, as the world’s leading producer of bleached softwood pulp, have a particular responsibility to advance environmental performance and sustainability throughout their operations and supply chains. / Ahlstrom-Munksjö
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  • Lightweight wood saves on transportation costs and hassle at the construction site

    Etiketter: Wood
    The world’s urban infrastructure will go through major transformation during the next decades. Lighter building materials, such as wood elements, are less costly and more energy efficient to transport and handle on construction site. With engineered wood products like Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber), the construction industry can build faster, lighter and greener. / Metsä Wood
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  • No AUSTimber 2020 now AUSTimber 2021

    Etiketter: Wood
    The organisers of AUSTimber 2020 have rescheduled this year’s event over CoVid-19 concerns and will now work on delivering the event in November 2021. / Timberbiz
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  • ABARES report on impact of COVID-19 on forestry

    Etiketter: Wood
    The global spread of COVID-19 is making the short-term outlook for Australia’s agricultural sectors increasingly uncertain according to the ABARES Impacts of COVID-19 on Australian agriculture, forestry and fisheries trade report. / Timberbiz
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  • Bergs Timber returns to normal sawmill production

    Etiketter: Wood
    Bergs Timber has previously announced the closure of Gransjö sawmill. Similarly, production as a result of the ongoing corona crisis has been reduced at other Swedish sawmills and at our Estonian sawmill. The closure of Gransjö sawmill has proceeded according to plan and the sawmill production will cease during April. / Bergs Timber
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  • Wood-based insulation material is made of recycled fibre and lingonberry

    Etiketter: Wood
    The 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 Association
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  • Green Triangle Awards cancelled for 2020

    Etiketter: Wood
    The 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. / Timberbiz
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  • Södra selects Ledinek’s production line for new CLT facility

    Etiketter: Wood
    Last 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. / Södra
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  • Australian and NZ Forest Products Map 2020

    Etiketter: Wood
    The 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. / Timberbiz
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