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, 29 October, 2018 - 16:34Etiketter: WoodThirty people met at Linnaeus University for a hackathon initiated by Metsä Wood. The challenge was: how could you construct a property at a specific building site using modular wood? The winning project, “Box”, was an innovative but simple solution based on wooden modules and clever connections. / MetsäWoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 19 October, 2018 - 08:35Etiketter: WoodIncreased exports of softwood lumber from Russia to China the past decade have resulted in higher timber harvests in Eastern Russia, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. In 2017, Russia’s total harvest reached an estimated 190 million m3, six percent higher than the previous year. Practically all of the increase was in Russia’s eastern provinces. / Wood Resource QuarterlyLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 - 11:38Etiketter: WoodThe Federal Government’s $20 million forestry plan to plant one billion trees is a big policy step, but is inadequate as it amounts to only two cents per tree. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 - 08:52Etiketter: WoodAlong with the inauguration of the new birch plywood mill in Pärnu, Estonia, Metsä Wood has published a new image series called “Industrial Durability”. The images visualise the value of birch plywood in the urban end-use context. / MetsäWoodLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 - 08:48Etiketter: WoodVicForests released the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) audit report (May 2018) and reaffirmed its commitment to pursuing certification of FSC Controlled Wood standard. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 18 September, 2018 - 08:50Etiketter: WoodRobots are likely to have a bigger role in timber processing as they take over work that is dirty, dangerous or difficult. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 4 September, 2018 - 11:08Etiketter: WoodThe Chinese Custom has not published the import figures by country for June. Instead in this Press release we show the exporting countries figures to China. / WoodstatLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 22 August, 2018 - 09:46Etiketter: WoodA surge in lumber prices and modest increases in sawlog costs have resulted in record profits for many lumber companies in North America and Europe in 2018. / Wood Resource QuarterlyLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 16 August, 2018 - 09:25Etiketter: WoodThe world’s tallest wooden building is groundbreaking for more than just its height. When Mjøstårnet was to be built, Moelven employed a completely new and untested assembly technique. / MoelvenLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 20 June, 2018 - 11:18Etiketter: WoodGlobal softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. / Wood PricesLäs mer