Supplying quality rooms - that is our daily mission in Moelven. But it all starts with quality raw materials.
Wood is a natural, easy to work with and durable material. It has no harmful side effects for the environment or humans during production, use or disposal.
Logs used in production of sawn timber come from sustainable forests. That means that future generations can use as a minimum as much timber as we are using today.
Wood is one of few renewable construction material! Wood products bind CO2. Carbon is stored until it is released through decomposition or combustion. Use of wood greenhouse gas emissions and is a real benefit to the climate.
Green production process
Efficient use of our resources is very important to us in Moelven.
In the production of sawn timber we use very little fossil energy. Instead we use bio-energy coming from by-products.
Our production units are located close to the forest areas and so avoiding unnecessary transport.
Woods’ very good thermal properties e.g. temperature & moisture, contribute to creating a good and stable indoor environment. By using wood we create environments where people simply feel better.
Scandinavian Pine and Spruce
Moelven only produces sawn timber from Scandinavian pine and spruce. What is unique about them?
An important factor influencing quality of timber is rate of growth.
The log sourcing for Moelven mills is mainly from the middle of Sweden and the south-east of Norway where the fibre is slow grown and strong.
Also known as Redwood
- Naturally high durability of heartwood – the cell structure of pine’s heartwood is closed and naturally impregnated with resin, giving unique protection from moisture
- Easy impregnation of sapwood – because sapwood of pine, in contrast to heartwood, has an open pore structure between cells, it is a perfect and easy material for further impregnation
- Fine wood texture - slow growing pines coming from Moelven’s sourcing areas are characterized by a fine texture. Faster growing trees from southern areas have medium texture
- Knots – pine has larger and more visible knots than in spruce, lower parts of the pine’s trunk can be knots-free
- Distinctive colours – pine wood has yellow to white sapwood and red or reddish heartwood, which are easy to differentiate
- Good for further processing - slow grown pine from the North is very easy to machine to a smooth surfac
Also known as Whitewood
- Durable - relatively low moisture intake due to spruce’s special cell structure resulting in good durability (especially sapwood)
- Strong - Good strength properties
- Knots - placed regularly. Knots also smaller in size than pine’s knots
- Soft colours - ranging from creamy white to light yellow and to red-brown. No color difference between heartwood and sapwood
- Good for further processing - Easy machining and assembling
- Good raw material for glulam lamellas