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Global Thermally Modified Wood Market Insight February 7, 2022 Comments

The Thermally Modified Wood market is expected to continue to grow in the next few years. According to the WK-chem Research “Global Thermally Modified Wood Professional Survey Report 2022, Forecast to 2027”, Global population expansion has increased demand for living spaces, which has fuelled the construction of residential and commercial structures. This expansion in the construction industry has increased global demand for wood modification. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the 2022-2027 period is projected to be 2.9% base on WK-chem Research regression analysis model.
Analysts’ Viewpoint:
“The consumption rate of wood and timber products for various applications such as decking and interior & exterior designing is being boosted by strong expansion in the construction sector around the world. Demand for residential buildings has increased as a result of population expansion, which is driving sales of thermally modified wood that has a chemical-free nature and long lifespan. This is a good development opportunity for thermally modified wood suppliers. Enterprises should seize the opportunity, increase investment and research, expand the application and development of thermally modified wood in residential construction, and occupy a favorable market leading position.” said Vincent, Senior analyst, WK-chem Research.
Market insight:
Thermally modified wood market can be defined as a wood which is modified by a controlled pyrolysis process. In this process, the wood is heated up to 180°Celcius, in the absence of oxygen. This process helps the chemical to change its cell structure of cell wall components in the wood in order to increase its durability. During this process, the low oxygen content prevents the wood from burning even at the high temperature. The wood can be thermally modified by using five thermal modification processes. Thermowood, retification process, les bois perdure, Plato process, and oil heat treatment. The thermally modified wood market, refers to heat-treated wood, has expanded considerably growth over the last decade. Thermal modification is a highly successful process as compared to other wood modification methods. Chemicals used to treat wood, such as chromated copper arsenate, a potentially harmful compound, have been phased out of residential use in the U.S. This has resulted in a huge increase in demand for wood products that have been treated without the use of chemicals, such as thermally modified wood. As a result, demand for thermally modified wood is likely to increase over the forecast period, providing substantial growth possibilities for modified wood suppliers. Thermally modified wood market has altered biological and physical properties. Thermally modified wood market possess higher resistant against basidiomycetes and soft rot fungi, and has a lower equilibrium moisture content and fiber saturation point. Consequently, its dimensional stability is improved. However, some strength properties are greatly decreased due to the increased brittleness of the wood. Thermally-treated wood is currently utilized in several indoor and outdoor applications in Europe, due to its enhanced durability, dimensional stability, and good appearance. Furthermore, one of the most significant challenges facing modified wood providers is the high cost perception of the product in comparison to other available alternatives. Moreover, use of old technologies and methods in the construction industry is also hampering market growth of modified wood as many local manufacturers are not even aware of new and better technologies.
Competition Landscape:
Major players operating in the global thermally modified market are Westwood, Arbor Woods, Cambia, Kebony, Brenstol and others. These companies hold a significant share of the thermally modified wood market. Through acquisitions, mergers, and collaborations, key modified wood suppliers are focusing on strategic expansions to extend their geographic reach. Furthermore, several modified wood manufacturers are replying on research & development to develop new and innovative technologies in order to reduce their carbon emissions and contribute to sustainable development. In March 2021, Lunawood invested in a new thermo treatment kiln at the Lunawood Kaskinen factory. This fourth kiln will increase the production capacity of the Kaskinen mill by around 35%.
Segmentation of Thermally Modified Wood Market:
Based on the type, the Thermally Modified Wood market segment includes Thermo-S, Thermo-D, Others. In terms of product, Thermo-S is the largest segment. Segmented by Application, the Thermally Modified Wood market is divided into Residential and Commercial. These materials are used for cladding, decking, and in doors and windows. And the largest application is Residential, followed by Commercial. The residential segment is estimated to remain a key end-use segment in the global industry of modified wood. Due to the high rate of residential building construction around the world, including apartments, hostels, lodging and boarding houses, flats and private garages, demand for modified wood for various interior and exterior applications will remain high in this end-use segment. Thermally modified wood market is majorly utilized in building and construction. Appearance, durability, and dimensional stability are important properties that prompt architects, builders, and homeowners to use thermally modified wood in the construction of houses and buildings. Thermally modified wood market is also employed in decking and siding. It provides royal texture, color, consistency, grade, stability, and durability to the siding.
Thermally Modified Wood Market: Regional Analysis
Based on geography, the global thermally modified wood market can be segmented into Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Europe is the major market for thermally modified wood, due to the expansion of construction and siding and decking industries in the region. Rising demand for eco-friendly building materials for residential applications, such as interior, decking, cladding, and fencing, is driving the demand for modified wood in North America and Europe. Manufacturers of thermally modified wood market in Asia Pacific and Latin America are investing more in research and development activities, which have led to the rise in demand for thermally modified wood market in Asia-Pacific market and Latin America market.
Cagr: 2.9%
Largest share area:Europe

Largest share country:Germany
Product Type:Thermo-S, Thermo-D, Others
Application:Residential and Commercial
Leading Company:Westwood, Arbor Woods, Cambia, Kebony, Brenstol