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Sustainable & Strong: Lamboo

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2012 | SBO Editor

Lamboo is an engineered, high performance bamboo product that is used within architectural, structural and design applications, and is structurally superior to its wood counterparts. Lamboo products can be manufactured in both interior and exterior grade and have multiple grain patterns for a variety of aesthetically pleasing options. “We at Lamboo Inc. are dedicated to consistently bring the highest performance bamboo products to the market through our research, development, and proprietary manufacturing processes. There are five product lines that we offer to the market currently as sustainable alternatives to standard building materials and composites currently used in today’s building industry. These product lines consist of the following:

Lamboo® Structure™Structural beams & members for exposed aesthetic structural or curtain wall systems.

Lamboo® Renewall™Curtain Wall & Storefront members and complete systems aesthetic structural or curtain wall systems.

Lamboo® Vue™Window & Door panels or component material for high performance sustainable window & door system.

Lamboo® Design™Interior panels, veneer, and dimensional components for architectural or design applications.

Lamboo® Elements™Exterior panels or components for outdoor furnishings or weather-bearing applications.

Lamboo® Elite™Aviation & Nautical panels, veneer and components for new builds or re-fits with superior quality.

“Our manufacturing processes uses 15% less embodied energy than that of engineered wood and 300% less embodied energy than aluminum and steel. Lamboo on average is 20% more stable than wood in moisture and temperature changes, 10 times stronger than wood in tension and 3 times stronger mechanically.  We have isolated 4 out of the 1600 species of bamboo to be used for all of its architectural and structural applications.”

Lamboo is produced from only mature plants, anywhere from their 6th to 8th year of life to allow for optimal hardness and strength. The growth rate and potential offered by bamboo make it a great resource for the construction industry. Bamboo sequesters 35% more carbon than its tree counter parts.

Bamboo is a plant that’s origin dates back to prehistoric times. Many years and many uses later, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. It is technically a grass found on nearly every continent; it can grow in the mountains, the tropics and even in the Southern United States. There are nearly 1600 different species of bamboo. Although at times bamboo resembles trees, it differs from them in growth patterns and plant structure. Bamboo has two growth patterns; clumping and running root systems. These root systems create a natural bio filter for storm water runoff; while staying in natural clumped balls prevents soil erosion.

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