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 

 
  • Victorian opposition opens community consultation in Gippsland

    Etiketter: Wood
    Young people in Gippsland came together last week for a regional symposium on the future of our forests. Organised by Shadow Assistant Minister for Public Land and The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath, the day was an opportunity for young Gippslanders to have their say on the future management of the state forests. / Timberbiz
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  • Sawlog prices have moved downward in most countries worldwide

    Etiketter: Wood
    Wood raw-material costs for many lumber producers in Europe and North America have fallen over the past year both because of increased timber harvests and reduced log demand, particularly in North America and Asia. Some of the biggest price changes in the 1H/19 have been seen in the Western US, Central Europe and New Zealand. / Wood Resources International
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  • Bergs Timber reduces production and moves their head office to Vimmerby

    Etiketter: Wood
    The spruce beetle infestation in Central Europe has continued during the summer and the situation is serious in several parts of the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. The damaged forests in Sweden have also increased and a large part of the harvesting in Småland, Östergötland and Sörmland is concentrated on damaged forests. All parties in the Swedish forestry sector are working together to reduce the long-term effects and the hope is that the situation will improve in 2020. / Bergs Timber
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  • Softwood lumber trade was up 5% in the first half of 2019

    Etiketter: Wood
    Demand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the global economy. Global softwood lumber trade was up just over five percent year-over-year during the first half of 2019. Of the major importing countries in the world, only Japan and Germany have experienced major declines in imports so far this year. This is a brief excerpt from the newly released market report Wood Resource Quarterly). To read the full 56-page quarterly report, please visit www.WoodPrices.comto initiate a subscription. / Wood Resources International
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  • New European LVL Handbook published

    Etiketter: Wood
    New European LVL handbook is the first comprehensive summary of the properties and end uses of LVL products. It has been compiled and published by the woodworking industry. The handbook is an extensive source of information for designers, engineers and builders. / Metsä Wood
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  • news.cision.com/ Metsä Wood/ Wood’s journey – sustainably from Finnish forests to downtown Tokyo English Wood’s journey – sustainably from Finnish forests to downtown Tokyo

    Etiketter: Wood
    The spruce trees grown in Jukka Heikkonen’s forest are soon to be used for building the Finnish Metsä Pavilion in Japan. During the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020, the stylish wooden pavilion will serve as a meeting point for the Finnish Olympic team. The use of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) elements enables fast, light and green construction. / Metsä Wood
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  • Mapping The Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, And Fiber Issues For 2020

    Etiketter: Wood
    Attend this conference for in-depth analysis on forest products market challenges, opportunities, and threats for 2020 in the North American West Coast timberland region. / WFCA
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  • Bergs Timber applies for an increased production permit for the sawmill in Mörlunda

    Etiketter: Wood
    Bergs 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 Timber
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  • Wood fiber costs declined for many North American pulpmills during the first half of 2019

    Etiketter: Wood
    Wood 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 LLC
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  • Open Source Wood challenge: large wall panel connections

    Etiketter: Wood
    Metsä 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 Wood
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