International Timber Conference '98, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5-7 March 1998

Products based on wood have many diverse and high volume uses, such as
building & construction products, pulp, paper and packaging products, textile
fibres, as additives to food, specially chemicals, just to name a few. The industry
accounts for about 2% of world GDP. The industry, on global regional and
national levels, is experiencing some major changes, e.g. in raw material supply,
in environmental considerations, in competition from other materials like Plastic,
Polymers, Metal ...