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: Friday, 10 October, 2008 - 14:47Etiketter: WoodNorth American lumber producers face yet another tough year as lumber prices hover near 17-1/2 year lows and a credit crunch prolongs th,e worst housing market slump since the Great Depression/indiatimes.com.Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 1 October, 2008 - 10:41Etiketter: WoodWood fibre prices worldwide have been rising steadily for the past six years, reaching record levels in the second quarter 2008 Australian Forest & Timber.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 15 September, 2008 - 23:22Etiketter: WoodReportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Wood and Paper industry industry is available in its catalogue /marketwatch.com. ,Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 15 September, 2008 - 17:55Etiketter: WoodAlthough the consortium of several German and Austrian banks consider the financially stricken sawmill giant Klausner as able to restructure, the voices of Klausner competitors and sawmill associations are getting louder /drveta.fordaq.com.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 15 September, 2008 - 16:05Etiketter: WoodThe Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score) is poised to create 110,000 new jobs in the wood-based sector, one of the 10 priority industries identified to be developed by 2030 /nst.com.my. ,,Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 1 September, 2008 - 17:31Etiketter: WoodTHE port of Barrow is to export wood to forest- covered Finland /nwemail.co.uk.,,Läs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 21 August, 2008 - 12:07Etiketter: WoodWood Resource Quarterly reports that softwood sawlog prices increased in Russia during the 2Q, in contrast to the sharp decline during the 1Q. This time it was the domestic market rather than the export market that was the main price driver / Newsdesk.Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 19 August, 2008 - 10:41Etiketter: WoodA bamboo processing plant, set up in Benishangul Gumuz Regional State of Ethiopia, is to start production in the coming two months. The plant would start with chopsticks, doors and flooring tiles /nazret.com/blog.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 23:57Etiketter: WoodIn years past, thinning was a bad investment for timber companies. A smaller tree means less wood, means less money. But Collins Companies' Lakeview Sawmill has now invested in new equipment to make it possible to saw small diameter trees /opb.org. ,,Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 10:57Etiketter: Wood, WoodThe long-term well-being of forestry in New Zealand hangs in the balance as product demand and climate change challenge the industry. Agricultural analysts say external factors such as international market demand.../stockanalyst.com.Läs mer