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, 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
Publicerad: Wednesday, 27 May, 2020 - 09:17Etiketter: WoodLog exports from New Zealand fell sharply in April 2020 after logging operations were suspended during alert level 4, but average prices per cubic metre picked up according to Stats NZ. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 20 May, 2020 - 08:18Etiketter: WoodForestLearning, an initiative of Forest and Wood Products Australia has announced a soft launch of the ForestVRTM Apps for IOS App Store, Android Play Store, and Oculus Store. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 14 May, 2020 - 09:25Etiketter: WoodMetsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, signed a preliminary agreement with ABB to supply electricity systems to the bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland. The degree of Finnish origin for the delivery is high, more than 60%. It is estimated that for the entire Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill project the domestic content will be approximately 70%. / MetsäLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 13 May, 2020 - 16:22Etiketter: WoodThe Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the inclusion of $15 million in freight support for burnt timber, as part of the National Bushfire Industry Recovery Package announced today but urges more is needed to help the industry recover. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 11 May, 2020 - 14:20Etiketter: WoodSödra has now ended the furlough scheme introduced at the sawmill and port at Mönsterås in April in light of reduced demand related to the ongoing pandemic. / SödraLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 11 May, 2020 - 14:17Etiketter: WoodShadow Assistant Minister for Forestry, Gary Blackwood, is calling on Victoria’s Police Minister Lisa Neville to confirm if forestry protesters will be fined under strict COVID-19 Stay-at-Home directions. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 8 May, 2020 - 13:50Etiketter: WoodThe load-bearing wooden structures for Metsä Pavilion were assembled in only 11 days. The Pavilion, built on the grounds of the Finnish Embassy in Tokyo, is Business Finland’s project and Metsä Group is the main partner. The Pavilion will be used as a venue for different Embassy meetings and Business Finland events. It will also host the Finnish national team during the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games. / Metsä WoodLäs mer