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, 23 June, 2004 - 10:19Etiketter: WoodNexfor Inc. shareholders voted Tuesday to split the forestry products company into two separate publicly traded businesses, one concentrating on panel products and the other focused on paper, says Canada.com. ,Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 22 June, 2004 - 11:10Etiketter: WoodCarter Holt Harvey (CHH, Australia and New Zealand's biggest lumber maker today announced it has signed an agreement to purchase Chinese premium panels manufacturer Plantation Timber Products (PTP) for US$134 million.Läs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 11 June, 2004 - 11:10Etiketter: WoodVANCOUVER (CP) - The strong Canadian dollar took a chainsaw to forest industry profits in the first quarter of the year despite higher commodity prices, according to canada.com.Läs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 3 June, 2004 - 10:23Etiketter: WoodFor 30 years, Britt Lumber Co. Inc, has been making fencing, posts and rails from coast redwood. The company also produces a few specialty items, such as decking lumber and playground equipment components (timberline.com).Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 5 August, 2002 - 14:27Etiketter: WoodThe Swedish Sawmill Federation together with Swedish PEFC cordially invites you to attend this important international seminar to be held on the 21st August 2002 in conjunction with the Trä & Teknik/Elmia Timber tradeshow.Läs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 5 July, 2002 - 14:26Etiketter: WoodA new joint research program to foster multidisciplinary research targeted to wood material science.Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 3 April, 2002 - 15:47Etiketter: Wood, WoodDuring April there are going to be a massive activity throughout all of UK.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 4 March, 2002 - 10:39Etiketter: WoodElmia Timber is co-operating with Wood & Technology (Svenska Mässan, Gothenburg). Next issue will be arranged jointly in Gothenburg, August 21- 24 2002Läs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 14 February, 2002 - 12:22Etiketter: WoodSome 150 woodworking companies from different countries will in Sätra Brun meet between 2 and 4 June 2002.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 23 April, 2001 - 13:16Etiketter: WoodThrough the Swedish Wood Association, the Swedish timber industry invites professional builders and architects to the first European conference on architecture, structural design and construction in timber for this target group.Läs mer