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: Monday, 14 September, 2009 - 12:40Etiketter: Woodacific BioEnergy has purchased a small, shuttered sawmill in northwest B.C, which it hopes will provide a "beachhead" for the Prince George-grown company to build a wood pellet business in the region /princegeorgecitizen.com.Läs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 27 August, 2009 - 10:24Etiketter: WoodThe GSPI (in the 2Q/09, increased for the first time since late 2007, reaching $68.87/m3. The Index, which is based on conifer sawlog prices in 19 key regions worldwide from 1995 to present, was still close to its lowest level in five years /newsdeskLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 26 August, 2009 - 12:38Etiketter: WoodWood processing company Winstone Pulp International says the rising New Zealand dollar is a major concern /radionz.co.nz.Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 11:51Etiketter: WoodTwo large investment projects – included in the list of federal priority projects – were frozen in the Komi Republic with total investment volume amounting to some 70 bln RUR (EUR 1.7 bln) /en.runa.info.Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 12 August, 2009 - 15:26Etiketter: WoodPresident Dmitry Medvedev called for “intensified talks” with Finland and China on exports of raw timber, saying that Russia needs to develop its domestic wood-products industry /en.runa.info.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 12:57Etiketter: WoodRussian authorities are trying to track down a cargo ship carrying timber for the Finnish-Swedish forest products company Stora Enso that has disappeared 12 days ago en route from Finland to Algeria /YLE.fi. ,,Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 7 July, 2009 - 12:16Etiketter: WoodBusiness Support Bureau Runa monitors the Russian timber industry and the market for hot topics, news, expert opinion and relevant information and provides you with the most relevant and interesting information in the form of a free digest / en.runa.info.Läs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 2 July, 2009 - 10:12Etiketter: WoodOne of the main projects on construction of an advanced woodworking complex in the Khabarovsk area can be postponed for at least a year../en.runa.info.Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 24 June, 2009 - 11:37Etiketter: WoodOne of Sweden's leading sawmill and timber industry concerns, ,Martinsons, is readying itself for an upswing in the economy. The ,company has signed on to implement a new Distribution System - IBS /AvanzaLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 29 May, 2009 - 10:15Etiketter: WoodMetsäliitto is continuing its efforts to improve the profitability of,sawmill operations and has started the statutory labour negotiations,at all of its sawmills regarding the limitation of production /Bolagsfakta.,,Läs mer