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: Wednesday, 9 April, 2008 - 10:56Etiketter: WoodCanfor cuts production by about 15 per cent by dropping shifts and reducing work weeks at a number of its mills, citing the continued "raging storm" in lumber markets that shows no sign of calming any time soon (money.aol.ca). ,Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 31 March, 2008 - 10:58Etiketter: WoodYou might not look at trees in the same way after you read this article(www.saultstar.com).Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 17 March, 2008 - 14:29Etiketter: WoodAinsworth Lumber Co. says it has failed in its bid to refinance US$823.5 million worth of corporate debt by exchanging a series of older unsecured bonds with new secured ones (canadianpress.google.com).,Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 12 March, 2008 - 17:27Etiketter: WoodAccording to the Director General of the State Statistical Bureau, Mr. Xie Youzhan, China’s GDP reached RMB24.66 billion yuan (roughly USD3.52 billion) in 2007, up 11.4% from last year..(timber.fordaq.com).Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 4 March, 2008 - 11:41Etiketter: WoodForeign Minister Ilkka Kanerva says that the issue of Russia's export tariffs for raw timber will soon be taken up with the new Russian President.(www.yle.fi)Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 3 March, 2008 - 14:24Etiketter: WoodAlmost 10,000 British Columbia forest sector workers are out of jobs as sawmills respond to the collapse lumber demand in the U.S. by cutting production and sending people home (www.canada.com/vancouversun).,Läs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 14 February, 2008 - 17:49Etiketter: WoodLumber prices are so low - and the prospect of price increases so gloomy - that it's becoming increasingly profitable to turn trees into chips rather than into lumber, the CEO said as Tembec reported first-quarter losses (The Gazette.Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 5 February, 2008 - 09:44Etiketter: WoodScott Mitchen has described the lost logs as the "Jurassic Park of wood," and is harvesting red oak, flaming red birch, maple, cherry, elm, walnut, and more, which have slumbered for centuries in the cold silences of the Great Lake (motherearthnews).Läs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 31 January, 2008 - 16:08Etiketter: WoodStora Enso Timber has decided to increase its production of ThermoWood by building a new kiln in Bad St. Leonhard Sawmill, Austria. The investment value is EUR 5 million and the new kiln will be in operation in the 4th quarter of 2008. ,Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 28 January, 2008 - 16:22Etiketter: WoodState announces measures to promote employment affected by mill closures. The Mikkeli-based Anaika Group plans to set up a large factory to manufacture glued laminated wood beans in the building being vacated by Stora Enso (Helsingin Sanomat).,Läs mer