Las Vegas was the host city for the 2019 International Builder Show. Visitors from across North America and many other countries attended the three day exhibition. This show is one of the largest gatherings of building material exhibitors and attendees in North America. This years show was no exception. Attendee’s had a chance to see […]
Thermal modification, which is an emerging, chemical-free technology in the U.S., can add substantial value to wood.
The forest products industry is vital to the economic health of many regions of the U.S.; however, in many areas wood harvest volumes remain well below sustainable harvest levels, leading to some negative, cascading effects across the industry, such as lower economic returns from forest land and increased wildfire hazards. One way to incentivize increased […]
For those of us involved in the thermally modified wood industry continuing education and contribution of your time and expertise is key in advancing the awareness of thermally modified wood here in North America. Becoming an active member of AWPA allows us an opportunity to be involved in the process of standardization that will be […]
Due to it’s enhanced durability, dimensional stability, and good appearance, thermally-treated wood has been utilized for many years in Europe for indoor and outdoor applications. When thermally modified wood was first introduced to North America the main focus for its use in the construction marketplace was for the decking and siding sector. Because of the […]
Education continues to play an important role with consumers wanting information on thermally modified wood.
Having access to a new and innovative product such as thermally modified wood requires continuing education to the North American consumer. Most consumers are not aware of the benefits of thermally treated wood over other traditional non thermally treated wood products such as spruce, pine, douglas fir, western red cedar or southern yellow pine. Thermally […]