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
    Lumber 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. / WRQ
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    Etiketter: Wood
    3DF - 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. / Lifepr
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  • Elegant Metsä Pavilion – Finnish wooden architecture in Tokyo

    Etiketter: Wood
    The 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. / MetsäWood
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  • Södra investing for next-generation construction

    Etiketter: Wood
    Södra has decided to invest in an additional CLT facility at Värö and aims to become a leader in the Nordic region. / Södra
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  • Trivselhus investing in highly automated house production at Landsbro

    Etiketter: Wood
    Trivselhus 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. / Södra
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  • Australia no longer a dumping ground for copy paper

    Etiketter: Wood
    In 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. / Timberbiz
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  • Martinsons gets record order – to build Skellefteå Culture Centre

    Etiketter: Wood
    Martinsons 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. / Martinsons
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  • Log imports to China reached another record high in 2018

    Etiketter: Wood
    Log imports to China reached another record high in 2018, with New Zealand supplying 44% of the volume, reports the WRQ. / Wood Resources International
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    Etiketter: Wood
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    Etiketter: Wood
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