Bamboo constitutes a very strong building material. It is resistant, flexible, and adaptable. Additionally, it possesses various aesthetic qualities while remaining environmentally sustainable. It proves practical in case of earthquakes, due to its high flexibility properties.
OnlyMoso giant bamboo is a plant that grows rapidly – it can grow more than 3 feet per day – and can produce almost 20 times more wood, compared to the same number of traditional trees. It can be used both as structural scaffold and can also be used as a finishing material. Although it is a precious wood, it remains low in cost, due to the rapidity of its growth.
Let’s be more specific: Bamboo is used for both modern and traditional décor for parquet flooring, outdoor furniture, particle board, textile fibers, and at the end of their life cycle for vegetable carbon. Concerning the waste resulting from processing, every single fiber or sawdust of OnlyMoso giant bamboo is converted into pellets for heating or cooking as when burned it does not produce smoke.
In recent years there has been a shortage of timber in America and Europe particularly of fine ones, causing the market price to increase. This increase results from protectionist policies established to reduce exploitation of tropical forests, and to prevent extinction of species that inhabit such areas. Hence, the idea to exploit OnlyMoso giant bamboo was born, in view of its vast supply chain. Additionally, it brings about a broader and more ambitious objective i.e. to contribute to a more sustainable economy, both on the social and environmental level.
Bamboo is a rapidly growing market, newly being featured in the catalogues of various furniture companies. It is a precious timber compare for the use of biomass in both industry and private households, in form of pellet. Furthermore, the plant yields the highest amount of timber per acre, and requires no ongoing fertilization.