Thermally modified timber sales on the rise; volumes of product sold by members of Helsinki-based International ThermoWood Assn. up by 19.2% in 2011 after 24% upswing in 2010

LOS ANGELES , July 11, 2012 () – 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 July 11.

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.

In 2009, a small 6.4% year-over-year dip in sales was credited to the global economic crisis.

According to the ITWA website, it has 13 member companies, largely in Finland and Sweden but with one in Japan and one in Turkey. Stora Enso Wood Products Oy and Metsä Wood are among the better-known names that support the organization.

The primary source of this article is Euwid, Gernsbach, Germany, July 11, 2012

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