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, 28 July, 2008 - 15:25Etiketter: WoodThe world’s 100 largest forest, paper and fibre-based packaging products companies posted mixed financial results in 2007, reflecting the significantly different business and economic situations across regions /wood.lesprom.com. ,,Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 23 June, 2008 - 13:23Etiketter: WoodWestern Forest Products announced sweeping cutbacks yesterday, laying off 2,000 loggers and sawmill workers in the face of softening demand for cedar products (canada.com/victoriatimescolonist).,,Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 23 June, 2008 - 13:21Etiketter: WoodGrowing demand for European softwood in Asia could boost the Finnish sawmilling industry at the end of this year (ttjonline.com).,,Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 11 June, 2008 - 15:46Etiketter: WoodCanfor Corporation announced today the indefinite closure of its Mackenzie sawmill in an effort to minimize operating losses during this period of prolonged poor lumber markets and ongoing production curtailments (www.tradingmarkets.com).Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 9 June, 2008 - 12:46Etiketter: WoodGUNNS LTD is planning to open a rotary veneer timber mill at Western Junction in what is expected to be a multi-million coup for the area (northerntasmania.yourguide.com.au).Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 9 June, 2008 - 11:02Etiketter: WoodAs the mountain pine beetle munches a devastating path through B.C. forests, governments and corporations are working on better ways to use the dead wood in everything from furniture to energy production (canadianpress.google.com).,Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 9 June, 2008 - 11:00Etiketter: WoodWith the U.S. economy in the doldrums, Maritime lumber producers are looking beyond the traditional American and European markets -for example Mexico (nbbusinessjournal.canadaeast.com).Läs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 5 June, 2008 - 14:51Etiketter: WoodFollowing a year-long construction project, Stora Enso Timber officially inaugurated its CLT mill next to the Bad St. Leonhard sawmill in Austria. The total costs of the investment equalled EUR 18.7 million and the mill employs some 60 people.Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 4 June, 2008 - 15:58Etiketter: WoodExports of plywood, sawed wood, doors, frames, and chipboard and MDF sheets from the southern Brazilian state to the Middle East and North Africa generated revenues of US$ 38.1 million in 2007 (www.anba.com.br). ,Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 3 June, 2008 - 15:29Etiketter: WoodA Billings, Mont., firm is proposing to build the largest wood-processing plant in the Southwest at the site of the old Carbon Coal processing site in northwest Gallup, with Navajo, Zuni and the Jicarilla Apache tribes being the major providers of timber.Läs mer