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: Monday, 6 May, 2019 - 13:50Etiketter: WoodMetsä Wood’s 5th Open Source Wood hackathon was organised on 21 March 2019 in Nancy, France. This was already the second hackathon to take place in France. The event was organised in collaboration with the Nancy School of Architecture (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nancy) and the Hors-Site magazine. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 2 May, 2019 - 10:52Etiketter: WoodLumber prices in North America continued their decline from the 3Q/18 with another quarter of substantial reductions. Average lumber prices for southern yellow pine were down 12% quarter-over-quarter in the 3Q/18, which was then followed by a reduction of 17% in the 4Q/18. / WRQLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 30 April, 2019 - 07:55Etiketter: Wood3DF - Three-Dimensional Fiberboard - is a moldable formaldehyde free wood-based composite that can be shaped into endless formats, allowing a wide range of possibilities, in a very fast and productive way. / LifeprLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 29 April, 2019 - 16:25Etiketter: WoodThe wooden Metsä Pavilion is to be used by Finnish athletes and companies during the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020. The building will be made entirely from Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) elements. This pavilion is an example of innovative architecture based on industrially manufactured wooden elements. The pavilion has been designed by world-renowned Finnish architect Pekka Helin from Helin & Co Architects. The pavilion will be built by Metsä Group in collaboration with Business Finland. / MetsäWoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 26 April, 2019 - 08:46Etiketter: WoodSödra has decided to invest in an additional CLT facility at Värö and aims to become a leader in the Nordic region. / SödraLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 26 April, 2019 - 08:43Etiketter: WoodTrivselhus is strengthening its long-term competitiveness by investing in a high-volume house production facility at Landsbro. At the same time, the units at Landsbro and Korsberga will be co-located at Landsbro. Industrial house production will enable a high level of automation and robotics in the manufacturing process, which will improve workplace health and safety and reduce production costs. / SödraLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 - 16:31Etiketter: WoodIn a boost to Australian paper manufacturing, the Federal Government has imposed duties on copy paper imports from four countries after finding the countries have been dumping A4 copy paper onto the Australian market. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 - 16:16Etiketter: WoodMartinsons has secured its single largest order ever. It concerns the delivery and assembly of the CLT- and glulam framework for the Skellefteå Culture Centre. The order is worth around 10 million Euro. "Martinsons has contributed to this project with incredibly competent and knowledgeable key personnel. They are good at planning installations and possess valuable experience of major timber projects. This gives both security and confidence”, says Vegard Bra, Project Manager at turnkey contractor Hent. / MartinsonsLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 10:58Etiketter: WoodLog imports to China reached another record high in 2018, with New Zealand supplying 44% of the volume, reports the WRQ. / Wood Resources InternationalLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 12 April, 2019 - 11:51Etiketter: Wood“Despite reports in ‘The Guardian’, the beekeeping industry wishes to work collaboratively with the forestry industry and state governments to ensure access to resources in state forests,” he said in a statement. “ALL values and uses of the forests need to be recognised throughout Australia.” / TimberbizLäs mer