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: Thursday, 24 October, 2019 - 07:51Etiketter: WoodOneFortyOne (OFO) has made its submission to the SA Legislative Council Select Committee on Matters Relating to the Timber Industry in the Limestone Coast. Chief executive officer, Linda Sewell, stated that the company had responded to the question of whether the export of wood fibre is in compliance with the conditions of sale of the radiata pine forests. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 - 14:41Etiketter: WoodThe natural qualities of wood – lightness and strength – bring multiple positive consequences for both individual constructors and societies undergoing heavy urbanisation. According to experts, one of the areas of wood construction with most potential is extension building. Wooden materials like Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) make construction fast, light and green. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 21 October, 2019 - 11:09Etiketter: WoodArchitect Waugh Thistleton is among a consortium of 21 European companies trying to bring multi-storey timber buildings into the mainstream in preference to steel and concrete. / Construction ManagerLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 15 October, 2019 - 16:02Etiketter: WoodHolmen is now taking another step towards more resource-efficient and digital forestry. Through an advanced three-dimensional image analysis of the forest company’s wood deliveries, Holmen will be able to increase the efficiency of transport and boost the added value of the wood. / HolmenLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 8 October, 2019 - 13:30Etiketter: WoodYoung people in Gippsland came together last week for a regional symposium on the future of our forests. Organised by Shadow Assistant Minister for Public Land and The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath, the day was an opportunity for young Gippslanders to have their say on the future management of the state forests. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 8 October, 2019 - 13:09Etiketter: WoodWood raw-material costs for many lumber producers in Europe and North America have fallen over the past year both because of increased timber harvests and reduced log demand, particularly in North America and Asia. Some of the biggest price changes in the 1H/19 have been seen in the Western US, Central Europe and New Zealand. / Wood Resources InternationalLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 8 October, 2019 - 13:05Etiketter: WoodThe spruce beetle infestation in Central Europe has continued during the summer and the situation is serious in several parts of the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. The damaged forests in Sweden have also increased and a large part of the harvesting in Småland, Östergötland and Sörmland is concentrated on damaged forests. All parties in the Swedish forestry sector are working together to reduce the long-term effects and the hope is that the situation will improve in 2020. / Bergs TimberLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 3 October, 2019 - 07:58Etiketter: WoodDemand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the global economy. Global softwood lumber trade was up just over five percent year-over-year during the first half of 2019. Of the major importing countries in the world, only Japan and Germany have experienced major declines in imports so far this year. This is a brief excerpt from the newly released market report Wood Resource Quarterly). To read the full 56-page quarterly report, please visit www.WoodPrices.comto initiate a subscription. / Wood Resources InternationalLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 30 September, 2019 - 14:26Etiketter: WoodNew European LVL handbook is the first comprehensive summary of the properties and end uses of LVL products. It has been compiled and published by the woodworking industry. The handbook is an extensive source of information for designers, engineers and builders. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
news.cision.com/ Metsä Wood/ Wood’s journey – sustainably from Finnish forests to downtown Tokyo English Wood’s journey – sustainably from Finnish forests to downtown TokyoPublicerad: Thursday, 26 September, 2019 - 14:50Etiketter: WoodThe spruce trees grown in Jukka Heikkonen’s forest are soon to be used for building the Finnish Metsä Pavilion in Japan. During the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020, the stylish wooden pavilion will serve as a meeting point for the Finnish Olympic team. The use of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) elements enables fast, light and green construction. / Metsä WoodLäs mer