Glue laminated timber, also known as glulam, is a type of structural engineered wood product made up of multiple layers of solid lumber bonded together with high strength adhesives to form a single fundamental unit. It is one of the highly innovative construction materials used for both residential and commercial construction projects. Glulam is mainly used for forming large curved and arching shapes to build vaulted roofs, domes, or bridges. This type of timber provides exceptional strength and durability compared to conventional timber products, making it an excellent cost-effective choice for long, structural spans and tall columns with minimal need for additional support.
The growing popularity of wooden houses owing to their aesthetic appeal and design flexibility coupled with innovations in designs is estimated to increase the share of glulam in the residential sector of Japan. Increased ease of construction with glulam structures particularly in areas prone to earthquake, floods, and other natural calamities such as Japan is expected to further increase the consumption of glulam.
Furthermore, increasing demand for eco-friendly and recyclable products, owing to growing Japan sustainability concerns is also expected demand for glulam products in Japan market.
glued laminated timber (Glulam) market is projected to be US $ 1,074.3 Mn in 2018 to reach US $ 1,517.9 Mn by 2022 at a CAGR of 3.5%.