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Course description

 

Getting to know the World’s leading forest industry better

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Objectives of the course

International Timber Academy courses introduce the participants to various aspects of Nordic Wood industry.

The course covers the value chain from the forest to various end uses and logistic choices, highlightibg the global nature of the business.

Topics

FORESTRY

  • The role of the sawmilling in the shaping of modern Finland
  • Industry from 2000´s and its significance to the economy in Finland
  • Sawmill industry´s raw material & certification
  • Market requirements for log procurement

Sawmilling

  • Basic principles of Nordic sawmilling
  • Processes and products, Nordic timber grading
  • Main end uses and markets
  • Future trends

Panel products

  • Various panel products
  • Raw materials and production
  • Main end uses and markets
  • Future trends

Global wood business

  • Global wood supply
  • Logistics
  • Study and comparisons of various markets
  • Future trends

Lecturers

Esa mikkonen

BA, eMBA, is a Senior Lecturer at LAB University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Technology, in the Degree Programme in Wood Technology since 2019. His main expertise is international Sawn Timber industry with a 36 years working background from industry in various parts of the value chain.

Ilkka Tarvainen

M.Sc. (Tech), is a Senior Lecturer at LAB University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Technology, in the Degree Programme in Wood Technology. His main expertise is wood based panels and marketing, and he has a 19 years working background from industry and 9 years as a lecturer

Nina Kokkonen

M.Sc. (Forestry), is a Senior Lecturer at Häme University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Bioeconomy Education and Research Center, in the Degree Programme in Forestry. Her main expertise is Bioenergy and RDI projects, and she has a 7 years working background from Industry and 7 years as a lecturer.