The next level of eco
At first glance, Bambulogy® has the look and feel of an exotic hardwood, but it is actually a unique material that is made out of sustainable bamboo, through a method called Strand Woven Bamboo (SWB). Bambulogy® is an engineered bamboo product.
The hardwood alternative
Bambulogy® is stronger than nearly all hardwoods, with a density of 1.1 ton/m3. It even rivals the density of some ironwood species, the most desirable hardwood in Indonesia, which has been banned for export due to threatened habitat loss.
The higher dimensional stability of Bambulogy® means much less swelling, shrinking or warping than solid wood products, and the extreme density of Bambulogy® means it will also sink in water.
Bambulogy® is waterproof and termite-proof. It is made with a high quality, Japanese, and environmentally friendly Phenol Formaldehyde (PF) resin, that will only begin to degrade if it is exposed to extreme temperatures of 220 degrees Celsius.
How is Bambulogy® made?
Bambulogy® is made from bamboo that is 3 years old or older. The bark is removed and then the bamboo is split into narrow, long strips that are crushed.
Then the glucose content in the bamboo is removed, leaving only the strands. Resin and anti-termite solutions are applied and then the strands are compressed at a high pressure (3600 tons) into a 140 x 140 x 2440mm mold.
The resulting beams are cut into elements that make up Bambulogy® products.
How strong is Bambulogy®?
The following table shows the structural properties of Bambulogy®
as issued by the National Standardisation Agency of Indonesia (SNI).
To view the complete Standardisation Agency of Indonesia (SNI) materials testing report for Bambulogy® click here.
Bambulogy® Impacts • Climate
Even after the bamboo is processed it continues to act as a carbon sink, and engineered bamboo substitutes concrete and steel.
This results in a saving of 3 tons of Co2 / m3 used!
Bambulogy® Impacts • Water
One hectare of Guadua Bamboo Forest can store over 30,000 liters of water in its culms during the rainy season, which it gradually deposits back in the soil during dry season.
Impacts • Land
Each 1 Hectare of planted bamboo sequesters 1,000 tons of Co2 and can produce 10m3 of building materials per year.
Bamboo is a perennial plant & continually harvested for decades.