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 

 
  • US Northwest sawmills and pulpmills struggling to build log inventories for winter season

    Etiketter: Wood
    Increased competition for small-diameter logs in the four states of the US Pacific Northwest has resulted in a higher share of logs being consumed by sawmills, thus leaving many pulpmills with low log inventory levels going into the 4Q/17, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. / Wood Prices
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  • Hardwood chips traded in the Pacific Rim destined for Chinese ports

    Etiketter: Wood
    Pulpmills in China and Japan continue to rely on large volumes of imported hardwood wood chips from a number of countries around the Pacific Rim. The biggest changes in trade over the past five years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly, have been the increase in chip exports from Vietnam, record import volumes to China and a shift in Australian export shipments from Japan to China. / Wood Prices
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  • Metsä Wood: Building a modular wooden home

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Fondation des Amis de Médecins du Monde organized a competition to provide homes for people who are currently in precarious living conditions in Toulouse, France. A participating team from L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Toulouse (ENSA) won the second prize in the competition with a proposal for a housing prototype using Kerto® LVL. / Metsä Wood
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  • Investment in Långasjö sawmill completed

    Etiketter: Wood
    Södra’s investment of SEK 100 million in Långasjö has now been completed. The investment means that a totally new saw line will be in operation as of November. Next year, production at the facility will increase by almost 30 percent. / Södra
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  • Metsä Wood expands the Kerto® LVL product range

    Etiketter: Wood
    New L-panels offer faster, lighter, greener construction. Metsä Wood is launching the innovative L-panel as part of the LVL product range. L-panel is suitable for a wide variety of applications, from wall and ceiling panels, to door blanks and window frames. It is easily customized and further expands the possibilities of Metsä Wood’s element partners to build competitive wooden structures. / Metsä Wood
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  • Setra reports increased earnings and invests in the future

    Etiketter: Wood
    Wood products company Setra is reporting an operating profit of SEK 107 million (86) for the period January – September 2017. Net sales totalled SEK 3,027 million (3,043). Operating profit for the third quarter amounted to SEK 17 million (10) with net sales of SEK 945 million (855). / Setra
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  • Lightning quick Martinsons built stand got Östersund ready for Europa League

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Martinsons timber group has assembled and delivered a stand with seating for 1744 spectators to Östersund and the Jämtkraft Arena over the course of just five weeks. Football club Östersunds FK needed the stand so it could meet the arena standard required to be able to host home matches in the Europa League group stage. / Martinsons
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  • NSW draft Native Forestry Bill under fire

    Etiketter: Wood
    Scientists say the NSW Forestry Bill will not achieve a positive outcome for farmers or the environment. / Timberbiz
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  • AFPA supports Government’s tough attitude to illegal logging

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s announcement that while it is staying tough on illegal logging. / Timberbiz
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  • Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products

    Etiketter: Wood
    Today, BVRio published a practical guide to facilitate conducting Due Diligence of tropical timber products. The objective of the guide is to summarise the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them. / Amazonia
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