A dense, beautiful, long lasting, and rapidly renewable natural alternative to chemically treated softwoods and environmentally suspect sources of tropical hardwoods.
Fused Bamboo® is manufactured using dasso’s patented process creating an extremely dense, durable solid product for many different types of exterior applications with a Class A Fire Rating, No Leaching and 0 VOCs.
Two stages of high heat combine to first carbonize the bamboo, removing all of the starch and sugar, and then restructure the bamboo, reinforcing its natural strength characteristics. The modified bamboo strands are then fused together using bamboo natural lignin and phenolic resin – the same resins used to make bowling balls. The end result is an extremely dense, durable exterior-use product composed of 87% natural, fused strand bamboo fibers and 13% resin. Because nutrients are removed from the bamboo fiber, the material no longer attracts bacteria, fungus, mold or bugs. Since no preservatives are added into Fused Bamboo as opposed to treated lumbers, fused bamboo does not leach or emits any chemical. As bamboo does not include rays or knots like natural woods, dassoXTR has a much more flawless appearance than other materials made from woods. This consistent grain structure also allows dassoXTR to distribute weight very evenly, adding to its durability.