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: Friday, 1 February, 2019 - 15:13Etiketter: WoodMetsä Wood’s new birch plywood mill was inaugurated in Pärnu, Estonia in October 2018. With a tight construction schedule, the use of prefabricated elements was the best option. The advantages of using Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) beams and wooden roof elements combined with other materials were clearly visible in the speed and cost of the construction. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 31 January, 2019 - 08:48Etiketter: WoodThe Queensland Hardwood Timber Industry is coming under increasing pressure from many directions. Demand for timber products is increasing at a rapid rate and Queensland has the potential to become a significant supplier and processor of world-class, sustainable and durable wood. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 10:43Etiketter: WoodThe National Farmers Federation has a forestry expert running the government and industry drive to encourage farmers to plant more trees to alleviate Australia’s plantation shortage. Warwick Ragg, the NFF’s general manager of natural resource management, was the chief executive of Australian Forest Growers in the decade up to 2013. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 17 January, 2019 - 10:49Etiketter: WoodSawlog prices have increased in the local currency in Brazil in 2018 thanks to higher demand for lumber from the overseas markets, reports the WRQ. Prices for pulplogs have also gone up slightly this year despite regional oversupplies of logs. With alternative land-uses becoming more attractive, future available of pulplogs might be restricted in some regions of Brazil in the future. / Wood Resources InternationalLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 - 16:46Etiketter: WoodMetsä Wood’s customer Lehto Group is a Finnish company specialising in economically driven construction. It aims to replace traditional on-site construction with industrial production, which is more cost-effective and ensures higher quality. Homes will increasingly be built in factories, where it is easier to control the quality and costs of production. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 14 December, 2018 - 08:36Etiketter: WoodJan Liljegren will January 1, 2019 take the position as CEO for Bergs Timber Production AB, and will be responsible for the Swedish operations. In the autumn, Jan held the position as Production Director and now stands up as CEO. / Bergs TimberLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 27 November, 2018 - 13:35Etiketter: WoodThe Andrews Government – senior ministers and relevant departments – has strongly rejected allegations made on the ABC that VicForests has illegally harvested native forest timber on a massive scale. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 - 11:36Etiketter: WoodClipHut is a parametrically generated structural construction system that can be adapted to regional building regulations. The system was designed by an interdisciplinary team at Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences in Germany. The ClipHut team’s vision was to develop new solutions in construction to make building more accessible and affordable. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 - 08:40Etiketter: WoodThe Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has developed a new forest certification standard specifically for Australia to support the sustainable management of forests across the country. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 9 November, 2018 - 08:17Etiketter: WoodTimber harvests in Russia were close to 190 million m3 in 2017, as estimated by WRI based on forest industry production, log usage and net exports of logs. The derived timber harvest was up approximately 6.2% from 2016 primarily due to higher log consumption by the softwood sawmilling sector and the pellet industry. / Wood Resources InternationalLäs mer