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 

 
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    Etiketter: Wood
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  • Södra launches pre-painted exterior cladding

    Etiketter: Wood
    Demand is increasing for processed wood products, such as painted exterior cladding, and this autumn marks the release of Södra’s new product – pre-painted exterior cladding with a system that allows you to skip the painting step. The panels save work and time, and can be fitted all year round. The product has been developed in partnership with the coatings supplier Sherwin Williams, who also provide a warranty for the painting. / Södra
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  • Pulpwood prices in North America were 5-10% higher in the 1Q/19 than the 1Q/18

    Etiketter: Wood
    Pulpwood prices in North America were 5-10% higher in the 1Q/19 than the 1Q/18, with prices in the US South having increased the most due to challenging weather conditions, as reported by the North American Wood Fiber Review. / Wood Resources International
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  • Roofing with extremely long wooden elements for an indoor swimming pool in Luxembourg

    Etiketter: Wood
    German architectural office Auer Weber designed the roof structure for the new indoor swimming pool at the Sports Centre Cents in Luxembourg. The ceiling was built using extremely long wooden elements, extending up to 23.75 metres. This enabled the long-spans and the attractive design of the roof. The key for making this possible was using fast, light and green Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) products produced by Metsä Wood. / Metsä Wood
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  • Rottneros Mill invests in a fossil-free production process

    Etiketter: Wood
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  • Pulpwood prices in North America were 5-10% higher in the 1Q/19 than the 1Q/18

    Etiketter: Wood
    he winter weather impacted availability and costs for pulplogs and wood chips in both Canada and the US in late 2018 and early 2019, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. Slowing lumber production throughout North America led to reduced supplies of residual chips and slightly higher prices in early 2019. / Wood Resources International
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  • Bergs Timber has signed a letter of intent to acquire Fågelfors Hyvleri

    Etiketter: Wood
    Bergs Timber AB (publ) (”Bergs Timber”) has today signed a letter of intent (the ”Letter of Intent”) with AB Fogelfors Bruk (“Fogelfors Bruk”) regarding a potential acquisition of all shares in Fågelfors Hyvleri AB (“Fågelfors Hyvleri”). / Bergs Timber AB
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  • Open Source Wood hackathon in Nancy provided wooden solutions for student housing

    Etiketter: Wood
    Metsä 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 Wood
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  • Sawmill profit margins fell substantially

    Etiketter: Wood
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  • Sonae Arauco launches Three-Dimensional Fiberboard 3DF

    Etiketter: Wood
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