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, 27 May, 2009 - 13:17Etiketter: WoodMinister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen will make an export promotion visit to St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region on 20-22 May. He will be accompanied by a business delegation with almost 60 delegates.Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 16:08Etiketter: WoodNew Steinemann plywood polishing line with 6 heads (Austria) is to be installed at Syktyvkar plywood mill. New programme on machinery reconstruction aimed at improving quality of plywood and chipboard was approved at the mill /en.runa.infoLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 14:50Etiketter: WoodThe turnover of the National Timber Company of Gabon registered an increase of 12 per cent in 2008, against the seven per cent it made in 2007, said a communique issued Friday at the meeting of the board of directors in Libreville /afriquejet.,,Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 - 11:05Etiketter: WoodIn Q1 2009 production indices as regards woodworking and manufacturing wooden products made up 70.8% as compared to January-March 2008, as regards pulp and paper sector (including publishing and printing) – 82%, and as for harvesting – 88.2% /runa.info.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 4 May, 2009 - 15:12Etiketter: WoodDomtar Corp. said Friday more accounting provisions reflecting the diminished value of its forestry and paper businesses as well as descending pulp prices swung the wood products giant to a loss in the first quarter /canada.com/business.Läs mer
Finnish wood processing industry will suffer historically unprecedented production decreases in 2009Publicerad: Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 - 12:32Etiketter: WoodThe Pellervo Economic Research Institute PTT estimates that 2009 production reductions of historical magnitude will take place in the Finnish wood processing industry. This means that also forestry will be faced with difficult times /wood.lesprom.com.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 20 April, 2009 - 15:25Etiketter: WoodAccording to Russian State Statistics Service (Rosstat), sawn timber production decreased by 24.4% (up to 4.3 million cubic meters) compared to QI 2008 /en.runa.info.Läs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 3 April, 2009 - 13:27Etiketter: Woodinland’s leading wood products corporations – Ekovilla, Metsäliitto Group, Ruukki Group, Stora Enso Timber, Tikkurila and UPM – have established a broad-based research organisation, Finnish Wood Research Ltd../Pulp & Paper news.Läs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 19 March, 2009 - 11:01Etiketter: WoodImagine taking wood that’s soft and weak and using a combination of heat, steam and pressure to transform it into a product more than twice as strong as Douglas fir media-newswire.com.Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 17 March, 2009 - 15:33Etiketter: WoodChina’s wood industry was strongly impacted by the international financial crisis. Based on statistics from China Customs, imports of logs dropped for the first time, while sawnwood imports continued to rise/wood.lesprom.comLäs mer