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, 7 February, 2018 - 11:23Etiketter: Wood“With a wider building, it will be possible to build a timber building taller than 100 metres. 150 metres should also be possible. Possibly even taller.” / MoelvenLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 7 February, 2018 - 11:02Etiketter: WoodAs the only supplier in the market, Södra is now offering pre-painted cladding in twelve different colours and several different profiles. Up until now, Södra has offered primed and undercoated cladding in white. Demand for pre-painted cladding has markedly increased, and to meet this need a new, significantly broader concept is now being presented. / SödraLäs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 29 January, 2018 - 14:13Etiketter: WoodNew Zealand log exports hit a new record last year, underscoring the concerns of local manufacturers that the country is sending too many unprocessed logs overseas, posing a threat for local timber supply in the future and undermining the goal to add more value to exports. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 14:56Etiketter: WoodA timber company will open a training centre in Maryborough after struggling to fill vacant positions because of unqualified applicants. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 - 11:25Etiketter: WoodThe University of Queensland’s School of Civil Engineering is pleased to announce the first in a series of Timber Design Continuing Professional Development courses for architects, engineers and design professionals. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 11 January, 2018 - 10:40Etiketter: WoodFarming Together is offering foresters of Queensland and northern NSW a rare opportunity to see value-adding for cabinet timbers. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 15 December, 2017 - 11:22Etiketter: WoodNew Zealand’s Forest Owners Association has taken a strong stand on pay rate breaches by forest planting contractors. / TimberbizLäs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 15 December, 2017 - 09:14Etiketter: WoodNorth Africa imported approximately 492,000 m³ of softwood lumber from leading exporters in Europe and North America in September (-23% compared to 2016). The import from Sweden was 168,000 m³ (-24%), from Finland 126,000 m³ (-23%) and from Russia 114,000 m³ (-27%). The import of lumber in Algeria is still very low in September, but was the highest since April.Läs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 14:07Etiketter: WoodRecord high prices for softwood lumber in North America in the 3Q/17 and rising lumber export prices in Sweden, Finland and Russia as lumber demand picks up in key markets. / Wood Resource QuarterlyLäs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 11:29Etiketter: WoodTimberland owners in Australia are increasingly exploring opportunities for the exportation of logs as an alternative to selling logs in the domestic market. From 2012 to 2016, the export volume was up 300%, and 2017 is likely to set a new record high, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Rising log prices in the export market have been the key drivers of the increase in exports. Conversely, prices in the domestic market have stagnated the past few years. / Wood Resources International LLCLäs mer