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, 3 April, 2019 - 10:45Etiketter: WoodSoftwood lumber import in China during January-February 2019 totaled 3.82 million m³ (+16% compared to 2018). "This is a new record and the seasonally adjusted trend line for the Chinese import of softwood lumber is increasing at a record high level", says Jenny Wessung, CEO at the analysis company Woodstat AB who is specialized in the softwood lumber market.Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 2 April, 2019 - 13:56Etiketter: WoodDeputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Nationals, Michael McCormack, has backed a Regional Forestry Hub in the South West Slopes (Tumut-Tumbarumba region) of southern NSW. In a letter released by the South West Slopes’ Softwoods Working Group (SWG), the Deputy Prime Minister expresses his ‘strong support’ for establishing a Regional Forestry Hub. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 1 April, 2019 - 15:36Etiketter: WoodA $30 million federal government farm biodiversity program that includes potential carbon benefits for tree planting has been backed by the forest industry and Labor Party. Under the $30 million pilot Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Program, farmers could receive incentives for projects that boost biodiversity and can absorb carbon. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 1 April, 2019 - 15:04Etiketter: WoodThe peak forestry body in New South Wales says the election of the Coalition Government has removed the threat from the proposed new koala national park but much work remains to be done. Timber NSW General Manager Maree McCaskill said the proposed Great Koala National Park in northern NSW was now “not in prospect” for the next four years. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 19 March, 2019 - 16:13Etiketter: WoodUncertainty over the future of Victoria’s native forest industry has deepened as more sites of the official “critically endangered” Leadbeater’s Possum have been found, and negotiations continue over the East Gippsland forest set aside for industry where the Andrews Government designated a walking trail without telling VicForests. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 19 March, 2019 - 10:12Etiketter: WoodThe Mjösa Tower was officially opened on 15 March 2019, taking over the title of the world’s tallest wooden building. The 18-floor building, located in Brumunddal Norway, reaches up to a height of 85.4 metres. The building includes a hotel, private homes and office space. Metsä Wood’s fast, light and green Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) products were used in the intermediate floor elements of the building. / Metsä WoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 14 March, 2019 - 11:45Etiketter: WoodThe New South Wales Codes of Practice and controls governing private native forest ignore long-term ecological sustainability, and are too complex and should be simplified, with the over-regulation sending a message of lack of trust, according to the state’s peak forestry body. The chief executive of Timber NSW, Maree McCaskill, said the existing private native forestry (PNF) Codes of Practice were not fit for purpose. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 - 11:17Etiketter: WoodForestry experts have described as “a weak rant” and “gross misrepresentation” arguments by Fairfax economics editor Ross Gittins that the native forest industry in Central Gippsland is uneconomic and deprives Melbourne of huge amounts of water through logging of water catchments. Mr Gittins, in a column last week in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, used a study by the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University to justify his stance. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 7 March, 2019 - 10:56Etiketter: WoodAccording to Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Richard Colbeck the outlook for the forest, seafood and horticulture sectors is bright despite clear risks, with continued growth in Australia and overseas providing new markets and opportunities. That was the key message delivered to delegates at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resources Economics and Sciences (ABARES) annual Outlook conference in Canberra. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 1 March, 2019 - 15:15Etiketter: WoodSCA is applying for a new environmental permit for the Tunadal Sawmill. Instead of the currently permitted maximum of 600,000 cubic meters of solid-wood products per year, SCA wants to continue expanding the sawmill’s capacity to a maximum of 900,000 cubic meters per year. The application also includes new driers, more storage space and the possibility to generate energy. / SCALäs mer