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, 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
Publicerad: Wednesday, 6 May, 2020 - 09:29Etiketter: WoodThe State Government in Victoria has been slammed following a report that indicates East Gippsland – because of the bushfires and Covid-19 – will be the hardest hit region economically in the coronavirus fallout. The State Opposition says the report highlights the need to retain the native timber industry in East Gippsland. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 16:19Etiketter: WoodAt 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. / SödraLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 30 April, 2020 - 10:20Etiketter: WoodAhlstrom-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-MunksjöLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 11:23Etiketter: WoodThe 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 WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 11:15Etiketter: WoodThe 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. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 27 April, 2020 - 11:36Etiketter: WoodThe 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. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 27 April, 2020 - 11:34Etiketter: WoodBergs 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 TimberLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 27 April, 2020 - 11:24Etiketter: WoodThe 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 AssociationLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 23 April, 2020 - 08:26Etiketter: WoodThe 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. / TimberbizLäs mer