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: Tuesday, 17 March, 2009 - 09:20Etiketter: WoodChina is to invest 100 million USD in construction of woodworking plants in Zabaikalye area. Chinese party is ready to start construction works this year..en.runa.info.Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 11 March, 2009 - 11:13Etiketter: WoodForestry Tasmania has struck a deal with a Malaysian timber company that sees top-grade Tasmanian sawlogs being milled into plywood /abc.net.au.Läs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 30 January, 2009 - 09:35Etiketter: WoodWest Fraser Timber Co said on Thursday it would cut back production at several Canadian and U.S. sawmills because the collapse of the U.S. housing market has hurt demand for lumber /ca.reuters.com.,Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 20 January, 2009 - 10:38Etiketter: WoodNews that China is gradually increasing its export tax rebates for plywood sent jitters throughout the Indonesian plywood industry, which is already struggling to cope with the global economic downturn /lemn.fordaq.com.Läs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 15 January, 2009 - 16:22Etiketter: WoodNorwegian wood products company Moelven Töreboda is shrugging off the current recession by building a new production plant at its Swedish base which it says will be the most modern of its kind in Europe by 2015 /ISA.se.,,Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 14 January, 2009 - 16:48Etiketter: WoodReduced consumption of lumber in North America and Europe in the 3Q/08 resulted in lower demand for sawlogs and declining prices for softwood timber, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ) /Newsdesk.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 1 December, 2008 - 15:52Etiketter: WoodThe domestic sawlog market in China has tightened as a result of reduced log imports from Russia in 2008. The increased competition for logs has pushed log prices upward to record highs in the 3Q 08, according to Wood Resources International /NewsDesk.Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 15:42Etiketter: WoodWhile the fallout from Russia's conflict with Georgia and troubled financial times are likely to dominate the agenda at an EU-Russia summit opening Friday in Nice, some are likely to be interested in a more prosaic topic -- timber /themoscowtimes.com.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 3 November, 2008 - 12:14Etiketter: WoodAustralian industry has turned up its nose at the microwave research. Most … "has gone to overseas companies, Scientists are dissapointed. Almost $1 million worth of research machinery remains idle and risks going to rust /business.theage.com.au.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 3 November, 2008 - 12:06Etiketter: WoodLumber giant Canfor Corp. sees more red ink ahead as the U.S. housing market continues to slump and credit remains tight, but the Vancouver company says it's making progress in trimming costs and maintaining market share /.canadianpress.google.com.Läs mer