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Manufacturing process of sawn timber – from logs to sawn goods

Manufacturing process of sawn timber – from logs to sawn goods The sawing process starts at the log sorting line, where logs are received and sorted. After debarking, logs are fed onto a sawing line. Bark is forwarded to a thermal power plant, and any residues are sold.   The sawing line consists of several

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Further-processed timber

Further-processed timber The further processing of sawmill industry products usually takes place at a sawmill or, according to the current trend, in companies specialising in further processing. Primary further-processed products include: Planed and painted timber Finger-jointed timber and components Glulam beams and panels CLT Logs Structures with nail plates Thermally modified timber Impregnated timber. These

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Basic properties of sawn timber

Basic properties of sawn timber Sawn timber comprises timber, whose surfaces have been sawn from four sides. Timber is also available without edging where only two sides have been sawn. Different profiles can also be made using special sawing methods. This presentation focuses on the Nordic sawing method, which is generally used in the sawmill

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Sawn timber

Sawn timber Sawing roundwood to make boards and planks is one of the oldest sectors in the woodworking industry. Sawn timber is primarily cut on all four sides. It is a product that has multiple uses and is easily available. Raw materials In the Nordic countries, softwood – spruce and pine – is used as

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Use of sawn timber in construction and interiors

Use of sawn timber in construction and interiors Sawn timber is a very traditional building material with multiple uses. Its lightness, strength, ease of processing and visual appearance offer various opportunities. The availability of sawn timber is high in all parts of Finland. Growing environmental awareness is also opening up new markets for the use

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Domestic and export markets for sawn timber

Domestic and export markets for sawn timber Sawn timber is an important export product for Finland, while it also has a strong domestic market. In the 2010s, Finland’s industrial sawmill production ranged from 10 to 12 million cubic metres annually. An average of three quarters of this volume are exported. 1 Domestic markets Domestic markets

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Sawn timber grades

Sawn timber grades Sawn timber is divided into four grades on the basis of its visual quality. The main quality grades have been agreed upon between the Nordic countries. However, sawmills also produce various customer-specific grades, with separate criteria agreed upon with each customer. Because the properties of wood vary from one stem to the

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Rauma investment significant for entire sawmill industry

Rauma investment significant for entire sawmill industry Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is building a new pine sawmill in Rauma. When finished, it will be the world’s most modern and extensively automated sawmill, and this means a technological leap of a kind the industry has never seen before. This is Finland’s biggest ever sawmill

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Engineered wood products

Engineered Wood Products, EWP EWP include wood-based panels and other highly processed wood products that are intended for construction and other uses with specialised requirements in accordance with the purpose of use. The term EWP was adopted in North America, from where it has spread around the world. In Finland, companies and organisations like the

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Parallel Strand Lumber, PSL and Laminated Strand Lumber, LSL

Parallel Strand Lumber, PSL and Laminated Strand Lumber, LSL PSL and LSL are engineered for construction. Both are structural composite lumber (SCL) products developed in North America, and their requirements are defined in the standards of ASTM International. Narrow parallel-oriented and glued veneer strips are used in the manufacturing of PSL. LSL is made from

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