Thermally modified timber sales on the rise
Members of the Helsinki-based International ThermoWood Assn. (ITWA) sold 19.2% more product by volume in 2011 than the year before, following on from a year-over-year upswing of 24% in 2010,
Euwid reported on 11 July. The total volume sold in 2011 was 109,757 m³.
Thermally modified wood sales have been on an upward trend for several years, with volumes sold by the association’s membership of primarily Nordic companies having risen
more than five-fold since 2001, Euwid noted.
Wood modification, including thermal modification treatments will be one of the key areas being addressed by European technology providers who will be presenting at the upcoming Wood Innovations 2012 series
scheduled for both Australia and New Zealand in mid-October. Full details on this new programme can be found on the event website, www.woodinnovationsevents.com