Wood

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.  

 

Read more:
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 

 
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    Etiketter: Wood
    The federal Conservative government is preparing an aid package including loan guarantees for beleaguered softwood lumber producers, Trade Minister David Emerson said Monday (money.canoe.ca).
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    Etiketter: Wood
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    Etiketter: Wood
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    Etiketter: Wood
    Bill Carlsen gingerly navigates his 127-acre East Texas tree farm, stepping over fallen massive pines, setting aside strewn branches and finally pausing to assess the wreckage (Ledger Enquirer.Com).,
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  • European Wood Days in Tokyo and Beijing in October

    Etiketter: Wood
    The European collaborative effort European Wood is organising conferences aimed at expanding understanding of wood building and thereby increasing the use of wood in Japan and China.
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    Etiketter: Wood
    Entrepreneur Graeme Hart's Rank Group has extended its $3.3 billion bid for Carter Holt Harvey by three weeks and is poised to take full control of the wood products company(tvnz.co.nz).
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    Etiketter: Wood
    Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific is acquiring timber and setting up wet yards for storage at two forestry plants scheduled to reopen by the end of the year, (The clarionledger.com).
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    Etiketter: Wood
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    Etiketter: Wood
    Forestry companies Domtar Inc. and Tembec Inc. have announced a joint restructuring of their sawmills in northeastern Ontario in which two mills will be shut and capacity will be added elsewhere (CJAD).
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    Etiketter: Wood
    Together with Office Depot and international,professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, NorskeCanada has,developed an independent chain of custody system to track its wood fibre,supply (Canada Newswire).
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