MOSO Bamboo X-treme cladding
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MOSO Bamboo X-treme cladding is a solid, high-density exterior bamboo board, made from compressed bamboo strips. A special, patented heat treatment process provides Bamboo X-treme with the highest durability class possible in the appropriate EU norms. It also increases the stability and density, and consequently the hardness.
Furthermore, contrary to similar wood-based products, this product reaches fire safety class B-s1 d0 (EN 13501-1) without impregnation with expensive and eco-damaging fire retardants. Bamboo X-treme will naturally turn grey over time when exposed to outdoor circumstances (like any other wood species).
Key characteristics of MOSO Bamboo X-treme Cladding:
Extremely durable. Due to the patented heat treatment Bamboo X-treme is classified by SHR in the highest durability class 1 in outdoor applications according to EN113 / EN 350-1
Hard & stable. With a hardness of 9,5 kg/mm2 Brinell, a density of 1200 kg/m3, and dimensional stability which is superior to the best tropical hardwood species, MOSO Bamboo X-treme can be effortlessly applied in heavy duty residential and commercial projects.
Sustainable, ecological and highly renewable. The giant bamboo species MOSO grows to maturity within 5 years (compared to over 50 years for most hardwood species) and can therefore act as the green alternative for scarce tropical hardwood.
CO2 neutral over full life cycle. Official LCA studies (ISO 14040/44) by Delft University of Technology have confirmed that through the fast growth and use as bio-energy in end-of-life a large amount of CO2 is fixed or substituted, which more than compensates for the low amount of CO2 released during the efficient production and transportation.
Application of MOSO Bamboo X-treme cladding may contribute to a higher BREEAM and LEED score.
- Density of +/- 1200 kg/m3
- Dimensional stability in length is + 0,1 %, and width is + 0,9% (24 hours in water 20°C)
- Resistance to indentation, its Brinell hardness is ≥ 9,5 kg/mm2 (EN 1534)
- Reaction to fire is Class B-s1 d0 (EN 13501-1)
- Biological durability is Class 1 (EN 350 / ENV 807) and Class 1 (EN 350 / EN 113)
- Effectiveness against Blue Stain is Class 0 (EN 152)
- Use Class is Class 4 (EN 335)
Cladding boards are available in several width and different profiles, allowing various installation methods. The material is intended for wall cladding in commercial projects.