Open Source Wood initiative

Open Source Wood

An open ideas platform to foster modular wood construction.

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Metsä Wood invests in partnerships in industrial wood element construction

Metsä Wood invests in partnerships in industrial wood element construction

Wood construction is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Wood products have become more competitive in residential construction in particular, due to the advanced degree of modularity and prefabricated elements.  Through its partner network in Europe, Metsä Wood is increasing the amount of Kerto® LVL-based element construction.

The construction industry is undergoing a major transition, with construction moving from building sites to off-site manufacturing. Industrially standardised products increase the quality and efficiency of construction. The turnaround time on building sites is shortened and the amount of errors reduced, and there is hardly any wastage of materials.

Metsä Wood has been making long-term efforts to find permanent partners for industrial wood construction. The aim is to develop an ecosystem based on Metsä Wood’s Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) products.

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Metsä Wood establishes birch plywood mill in Pärnu, Estonia

Metsä Wood establishes birch plywood mill in Pärnu, Estonia

​Metsä Group’s Wood Products Industry Metsä Wood has bought a 10 hectare industrial site in the city of Pärnu, Estonia and commences the construction work of the new birch plywood mill immediately.

The construction of the birch plywood mill in Pärnu is part of the 100 million euro investment program Metsä Wood published in June 2016. The program is carried out during 2017-2018.

The new mill will create approximately 200 jobs to Pärnu. The mill will start production by the second half of 2018.

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Dome-shaped pavilion made from sustainable Kerto® LVL beams

​Aarhus in Denmark is the European Capital of Culture in 2017, and for this occasion, a huge transparent dome of glue-laminated timber will serve as the Aarhus municipal pavilion for building culture. The dome-shaped wooden building, Dome of Visions, is made from Metsä Wood's sustainable Kerto® LVL beams.  It will throughout 2017 give inspiration for new ways of building and living.

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Reference cases show what has been done with wood

Reference cases with our construction, industrial and distribution customers

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At Metsä Wood, we demand more – both of ourselves and our customers. Because excellence is never achieved by settling for the mediocre. Our success is based on our commitment, reliability and quality.

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Finnwood structural calculation software

Finnwood structural design software

​Simple and easy to use, Finnwood structural calculation software performs calculations for individual beams and columns made of Kerto® LVL and other Metsä Wood products. A user-friendly interface makes designing structural members fast, efficient and effective.

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Did you know that the cold Northern climate actually improves wood quality?

Sustainable Nordic Wood from sustainably managed forests

​As the climate is cold, trees grow slowly and this is why the wood fibres become dense, making the wood particularly strong but light, and visually consistent.

The wood we use at Metsä Wood comes from sustainably managed Nordic forests.

Benefits of sustainable Nordic wood

  • Strong - Tight grains
  • Light weight
  • Homogenous appearance
  • Natural aesthetics
  • Excellent acoustics
  • Minimal thermal expansion

Nordic wood is sustainable

  • 100% traceable origin
  • 100% from sustainably managed forests
  • 100% renewable: 4 new saplings planted for every tree harvested to ensure a continuous forest growth.
  • CO2 absorbed during entire lifecycle
  • Reliable supply: Our owners have 5 million hectares of forests covering half of the privately owned forests in Finland.

Engineered wood products

  • Kerto® LVL

    Kerto® LVL laminated veneer lumber
  • Birch plywood

    Birch plywood
  • Spruce plywood

    Spruce plywood
  • Nordic premium timber

    Nordic premium timber
  • Finnjoist i-beam

    Finnjoist i-beam

Plan B – the City Above the City competition

All Plan B competition entries online

Metsä Wood's Plan B, the City Above the City competition challenged architects and students around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment. Entrants from 40 countries created their Plan B to solve the problems of the urbanisation using wood (Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber) as the main material. The task was to design a wooden extension to an existing urban building.

Explore the entries based on the country or a theme the design represents at planb.metsawood.com

The winners were announced on November 1st 2016. See the awarded designs.

Laminated veneer lumber Kerto® LVL

​​​ Values guide Metsä Group's operations 

Incredibly strong and dimensionally stable timber beam

Metsä Wood's Kerto® LVL is a laminated veneer lumber product used in all types of construction projects, from new buildings to renovation and repair. Kerto is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable. Kerto delivers its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure.

Timber Academy

Timber Academy - e-learning for timber professionals and students

Industrial efficiency

The two word strategy

In an increasingly responsible world, wood gains in importance every day. Metsä Wood wants to play a crucial part in the development and growth of this global market.

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