Bamboo is the solution
The demand for tropical hardwoods has always outstripped the rainforests’ ability to regenerate the quantities that are harvested. Alternative products need to be found to supply the world’s demand for hardwood, before the ecosystems are completely destroyed. We believe bamboo is the solution.
There are over 1,200 species of Bamboo in the world, each with their own characteristics. They differ in their strength, workability, durability and growth.
Bamboo’s incredible advantages make Indobamboo a reliable and environmentally-friendly partner for companies that also wish to reduce their carbon footprint.
Bamboo is strong, stronger than most hardwoods and even steel. MIT researchers have found bamboo is stronger and denser than North American softwoods like pine, fir, and spruce, making the grass a promising resource for composite materials. Bamboo is stronger than steel in regards to tensile strength. Steel has a tensile strength of 23,000 pounds (104326 kg) per square inch, but bamboo surpasses steel at 28,000 pounds (12700 kg).
Culturally appropriate and in high demand: More than any other plant on earth, bamboo has a great variety of uses to people and their environment. From birth to death, humans around the globe use bamboo and bamboo products. Markets for bamboo-related products are developing year by year. Mature bamboo culms are becoming one of the most important building materials in the world, as they are long lasting and durable if properly treated. The demand for bamboo construction, furniture, and handicrafts is growing.
Restores landscapes: Bamboo supplies life-giving oxygen and help purify the air. Clumps serve as protective barriers for crops and animals against destructive winds. The roots and rhizomes of the bamboo clump hold the soil together and help minimize erosion. Bamboo leaves, including fallen leaves, piled as duff on the forest floor, increase the absorption of water into underground aquifers and reduce the runoff of precious rainwater into rivers. Bamboo forests provide better watershed services than all other major production forest types (but not as good as natural rainforests).
Absorbs Carbon: Assuming each person from a developed nation emits 5.6 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere in order to live their average lifestyle, and that one mature clump of bamboo absorbs 337.5 kg of CO2 per year, with an average of 200 clumps per hectare, one hectare of bamboo can absorb 67.5 tons of CO2 per year. That is the same as the carbon emitted by 12 people from a developed nation.