Bamboo is a versatile product that can be cut by hand or on the laser cutter. It is one of the fastest-growing, renewable resources in the world. We have specifically sourced these Bamboo sheets to offer our customers a greener alternative. Fully mature bamboo has hardwood like qualities insomuch that it is hard and durable. This means it can be used in place of hardwoods for things like flooring and wall tiles. Because the bamboo is in strips and also because of its natural properties it will shrink and swell less than most solid woods. This means that bamboo is an incredibly stable material.
Bamboo is an endless resource. It grows faster than any other plant, up to 1 meter per day! Each year the 4-5 year stems are harvested, providing room for the younger bamboo shoots to grow to maturity. During growth, bamboo absorbs more CO2 than is released during production. They are therefore CO2 neutral over the complete life-cycle. Bamboo is easily recycled, for example as a resource to make chipboard. Alternatively, it can be burnt in a biomass energy plant to create green electricity. In this way, the use of fossil fuels is reduced. Bamboo products are also a healthy choice as they are anti-static, anti-allergic and have low emissions of volatile organic compounds.