Wood

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.  

 

Read more:
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 

 
  • Hardwood pulp manufacturers in Europe have the highest wood fiber costs in the world

    Etiketter: Wood
    The wood fiber costs for European hardwood pulp producers started to move upward in late 2017 after having trended downward for over six years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Despite the long-term price decline for hardwood pulpwood, the continent’s pulpmills still have some of the highest wood costs in the world. / Wood Resources International
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  • Metsä Wood: Clever wooden roof structure with versatile Kerto LVL

    Etiketter: Wood
    Designed to blend into the surrounding scenery, a unique roof construction of the new dining hall is the centrepiece of the regional college in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Visitors see a suspended roof, which is perfectly integrated into the landscape. The unusual roof construction was designed by German Liebel/Architekten and it was constructed using Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL products. / Metsä Wood
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  • The Global Sawlog Price Index has increased by 9.8% during 2017

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Global Sawlog Price Index has increased by 9.8% during 2017, with the biggest increases in sawlog prices occurring in the Nordic countries, Eastern Europe and Western North America. / Wood Resource Quarterly
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  • Softwood chip prices up 21% in February

    Etiketter: Wood
    Australia’s woodchip exports totalled 580,785 bone dry metric tonnes (bdmt) in February 2018, with hardwood chips at 494,345 (bdmt). Softwood chips continued their recent strength, totalling 86,440 bdmt. / Timberbiz
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  • Russian sawmills gain market share in Egypt

    Etiketter: Wood
    A recent report from the analysis company Woodstat shows that Russian sawmills exported approximately 84,000 m³ of softwood lumber to Egypt in January (according to statistics from the Russian Customs).
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  • FSC Australia announces public forum

    Etiketter: Wood
    Australia’s Forest Stewardship Council (FSC Australia) has announced a public forum to be held on 22 March, from 2-6pm, at the Library at the Dock, Docklands. / Timberbiz
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  • Farmers core plank in forestry’s strategic growth

    Etiketter: Wood
    Farmers and farmland use incentives are a central plank in a new strategic plan to bolster the viability of Australia forestry sector. / Timberbiz
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  • Can build timber skyscraper taller than150 metres

    Etiketter: 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.” / Moelven
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  • Södra launches pre-painted cladding in twelve colours

    Etiketter: Wood
    As 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. / Södra
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  • NZ log exports hit new record

    Etiketter: Wood
    New 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. / Timberbiz
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