Value chain and sustainability

Raute's solutions enable high yield of raw materials and energy efficient processes.

Raute's role in the wood processing value chain

The foundation for the sustainable and affordable manufacture of wood products is the most resource-efficient use of wood, chemicals and energy.

We create value for forest assets by supplying the wood products industry with processes, machines, equipment and services that enable the profitable and resource-efficient manufacture of wood products.


Wood is a renewable natural raw material, which is growing strongly in popularity worldwide.

In sustainable forestry, the management and use of forests is ecologically, financially, socially and culturally sustainable.

Thanks to our innovations and state-of-the-art technology, our customers in the wood products industry can boost their production and improve the end-product quality. Our customers manufacture long-lasting wood-based panel products: veneer, plywood and LVL.

Veneer, plywood and LVL products are used mainly in construction and furniture-making as well as in transport vehicle and packaging industries. The use of different wooden structures and components is growing dramatically especially in construction. Renewability, recyclability and eco-friendliness are sustainable trends that increase the demand for and use of wood products worldwide.

Circular economy tries to keep products in use for as long as possible and to reuse their materials efficiently while maintaining the raw materials' value. Wood-based panel products are long-lasting wood products. After their original life is over, they can be reused, recycled or used as raw material in energy production. In the future, an increasing proportion of wood products will be recycled.

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