What’s new in Sustainable Forest Management?
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2013 reports that the development of new refinement processes has led to the production of new and more affordable wood based products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT). The report states that cross-laminated wood panelling is being used more widely in the construction of wood buildings and multi-storey timber buildings due to its high strength-to-weight ratio. The product is designer friendly, easily assembled and is extremely strong (e.g. earthquake resilient). This is just one of many products under development and being used in the construction and housing market.
Engineered wood products CLT – Cross Laminated Timber
Wood pellets for heating and power generation
Wood pellets are manufactured from compressed wood fibres and other forest residues such at sawmill and logging residues, tree tops and branches and low grade logs. They can be used as a coal substitute for power generation and also for heating, cooling and hot water in residential and commercial buildings.