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, 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
Publicerad: Tuesday, 27 May, 2008 - 14:54Etiketter: WoodPine-saw timber prices have fallen about 3 %a year for the past three years, while chip-n-saw prices have fallen more than 66 % since the start of 2005. This trend largely has been attributed to the ailing housing market (southeasttexaslive.com). ,,Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 5 May, 2008 - 15:51Etiketter: WoodThe CEO of Canfor Corp.says his industry was unprepared for such a severe downturn in lumber markets, but after deep production cuts and mill closures he believes it will come out stronger when business finally turns around (The Canadianpress).Läs mer
Publicerad: Sunday, 27 April, 2008 - 00:10Etiketter: WoodThe news doesn't get any better for B.C.'s beleaguered coastal forest industry.,Friday marked another grim day, as the Western Forest Products sawmill in Ladysmith ran its last shift (Nanaimodailynews).,Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 9 April, 2008 - 10:56Etiketter: WoodCanfor cuts production by about 15 per cent by dropping shifts and reducing work weeks at a number of its mills, citing the continued "raging storm" in lumber markets that shows no sign of calming any time soon (money.aol.ca). ,Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 31 March, 2008 - 10:58Etiketter: WoodYou might not look at trees in the same way after you read this article(www.saultstar.com).Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 17 March, 2008 - 14:29Etiketter: WoodAinsworth Lumber Co. says it has failed in its bid to refinance US$823.5 million worth of corporate debt by exchanging a series of older unsecured bonds with new secured ones (canadianpress.google.com).,Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 12 March, 2008 - 17:27Etiketter: WoodAccording to the Director General of the State Statistical Bureau, Mr. Xie Youzhan, China’s GDP reached RMB24.66 billion yuan (roughly USD3.52 billion) in 2007, up 11.4% from last year..(timber.fordaq.com).Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 4 March, 2008 - 11:41Etiketter: WoodForeign Minister Ilkka Kanerva says that the issue of Russia's export tariffs for raw timber will soon be taken up with the new Russian President.(www.yle.fi)Läs mer