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 

 
  • Too many possums & walkers for Victorian logging to continue

    Etiketter: Wood
    Uncertainty over the future of Victoria’s native forest industry has deepened as more sites of the official “critically endangered” Leadbeater’s Possum have been found, and negotiations continue over the East Gippsland forest set aside for industry where the Andrews Government designated a walking trail without telling VicForests. / Timberbiz
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  • The world’s tallest wooden building Mjösa Tower completed in Norway

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Mjösa Tower was officially opened on 15 March 2019, taking over the title of the world’s tallest wooden building. The 18-floor building, located in Brumunddal Norway, reaches up to a height of 85.4 metres. The building includes a hotel, private homes and office space. Metsä Wood’s fast, light and green Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) products were used in the intermediate floor elements of the building. / Metsä Wood
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  • Code of practice too complex says Timber NSW

    Etiketter: Wood
    The New South Wales Codes of Practice and controls governing private native forest ignore long-term ecological sustainability, and are too complex and should be simplified, with the over-regulation sending a message of lack of trust, according to the state’s peak forestry body. The chief executive of Timber NSW, Maree McCaskill, said the existing private native forestry (PNF) Codes of Practice were not fit for purpose. / Timberbiz
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  • Forestry experts condemn ‘weak rant’ against industry

    Etiketter: Wood
    Forestry experts have described as “a weak rant” and “gross misrepresentation” arguments by Fairfax economics editor Ross Gittins that the native forest industry in Central Gippsland is uneconomic and deprives Melbourne of huge amounts of water through logging of water catchments. Mr Gittins, in a column last week in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, used a study by the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University to justify his stance. / Timberbiz
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  • Colbeck reassures forestry at ABARES conference

    Etiketter: Wood
    According to Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Richard Colbeck the outlook for the forest, seafood and horticulture sectors is bright despite clear risks, with continued growth in Australia and overseas providing new markets and opportunities. That was the key message delivered to delegates at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resources Economics and Sciences (ABARES) annual Outlook conference in Canberra. / Timberbiz
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  • SCA applies for new environmental permit for Tunadal Sawmill

    Etiketter: Wood
    SCA is applying for a new environmental permit for the Tunadal Sawmill. Instead of the currently permitted maximum of 600,000 cubic meters of solid-wood products per year, SCA wants to continue expanding the sawmill’s capacity to a maximum of 900,000 cubic meters per year. The application also includes new driers, more storage space and the possibility to generate energy. / SCA
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  • Bergs Timber consolidates the sawmill production and increase efforts in further processing

    Etiketter: Wood
    The sawmilling in Broakulla will provisionally cease before the summer and the plant will then be developed into further processing and logistics. The unit will be a part of Bitus, the Group's Swedish part of our new business area Further Processing, focusing on processing and wood protection. / Bergs Timber
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  • Huon Valley fires update – extent of damage still to be assessed

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Ta Ann Mill at Southwood and its surrounding plantations were a high priority for firefighters following widespread fire in the Huon Valley last week. There was some superficial damage to buildings as an ember attack in the wake of the fire front damaged a skylight and entered the building, which was fortunately extinguished by fire crews. / Timberbiz
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  • A wooden Metsä pavilion in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympic Games

    Etiketter: Wood
    Metsä Group and Business Finland are joining forces in building a wooden Metsä pavilion to be used in Tokyo during the Olympic games. The pavilion will be built on the grounds of the Finnish Embassy in the centre of Tokyo, Japan./ MetsäWood
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  • Vietnam logs record year of timber and wood exports

    Etiketter: Wood
    Vietnam’s exports of wood and timber products reached a record high of about US$8.85 billion in 2018, with the United States its biggest market, emboldening the forestry sector to target exports of US$10.5 billion in 2019. / VEN.vn
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