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, 1 July, 2020 - 08:41Etiketter: WoodMetsä Wood’s Hybrid City Challenge called for ways to make construction more sustainable, while maintaining efficiency using current building methods. The answer lies in hybrid construction: modular construction practically combining wood and other construction materials. The Hybrid City Challenge gathered some 40 ideas from 22 countries. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 26 June, 2020 - 10:42Etiketter: WoodDuring my life I have seen many industries and businesses built up by people who have had vision, a passion for the future. I think back to our Hobart waterfront and Henry Jones IXL and the massive orchard and fruit growing industries throughout Tasmania that supported that industry. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 24 June, 2020 - 10:40Etiketter: WoodAll Victoria’s processors of hardwood timber have formed a new association to fight the Victorian State Government’s decision to shut the native forest industry. The Victorian Hardwood Sawmillers Association maintains the decision will lead to huge job losses and damage or decimate the regional communities that depend on the industry. / TimberbizLäs mer
Friday Analysis: Buy Australian Timber could be difficult in Victoria, not as difficult as being a ministerPublicerad: Monday, 22 June, 2020 - 09:22Etiketter: WoodSome great news for the timber industry in general this week has been tempered by the bad news still coming out of East Gippsland. The Buy Australian Timber First campaign sees a much-welcomed united push from all the big operators – AKD, Boral, Hyne, OneFortyOne, Timberlink and Wespine – towards increasing the use of timber in the building industry. In a joint letter to industry partners, the group says the collective industry could face some of the toughest business conditions ever seen. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 18 June, 2020 - 09:17Etiketter: WoodOn 17 June 2020, Bergs Timber signed an agreement with Vida Aktiebolag on the sale of Bergs’s Swedish sawmill business. The transaction encompasses the sawmills in Orrefors, Vimmerby and Mörlunda, and is scheduled to be concluded on 1 September 2020. All personnel employed at each of these sawmills and in the purchasing organisation for raw materials will be offered employment at Vida, which is also acquiring the assets at the already discontinued operation at Gransjö. / BergsLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 - 08:46Etiketter: WoodThe House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources has launched an inquiry into timber supply chain constraints in the Australian plantation sector. Australia’s forest productions manufacturing sector is worth more than $23 billion each year and currently, Australian plantations are unable to fully meet the sector’s demand for timber, resulting in more than 900m³ being imported each year. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 - 08:44Etiketter: WoodWood products company Setra is supplying the timber frames for Folkhem’s housing development Cederhusen in Stockholm. With Setra’s crosslam factory now up and running, Stockholm and Mälardalen have access to locally produced building solutions in wood. / SetraLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 12 June, 2020 - 10:16Etiketter: WoodThere is no escaping some issues, they resurface over and over but despite very learned reports, researched and written by very learned men and women knee jerk reactions remain – of course I am talking about our Leadbeater’s possum. Clearly cute but clearly not as endangered as we are led to think. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 29 May, 2020 - 11:52Etiketter: WoodDemand for toilet paper, face masks, disinfecting wipes, corrugated paper for cardboard boxes, and wood products for home renovations are just a few forest products that have been in unusually high demand in many countries during this spring. / Wood Resources International LLCLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 29 May, 2020 - 07:02Etiketter: WoodThe latest snapshot of the world’s forests shows that we are still struggling to meet a fundamental challenge – to make use of our forests while keeping them healthy for the benefit of us all. The 2020 edition of the Global Forest Resources Assessment, compiled with information from countries and territories worldwide, shows that regardless of strengthened efforts to halt deforestation, the world still continues to lose forest cover. / TimberbizLäs mer