July 17, 2020. – Researchers at the University of Washington forecast that the global population will peak at 9.7 billion by 2064. At the moment the world’s population is 7.7 billion. That means 2 billion people more in 44 years, or an average additional 45 million fellow inhabitants each year, which equals the population of Spain. Imagine an additional Spain for the next 44 consecutive years. Looking at it this way, the market for sustainable materials seems limitless. Do we have enough plywood for all? Will we have enough roundwood for plywood?