Sharp Leto Bamboo
Bamboo is known as a giant grass and therefore doesn't require re-planting after harvesting because the root system stays in place and produces new growth with each season. Because bamboo is known as a grass and not a tree, which takes longer to grow and mature, it doesn't come under the scrutiny of the FSC organisation.
Did you know that bamboo harbours up to three times more carbon than a tree due to its re-growth ability!
Bamboo is bio-degradable, therefore the finish should be non-toxic. The bamboo boards are like hardwood in sheet form which means your panel saw blade needs to be extreme sharp! A CNC machine will need to be run at half rate and a beam saw will cut bamboo like butter.
Bamboo machines cleanly, sands beautifully and glues easily because it's so dense.
Leto Bamboo has a weight of 690kg per m3
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
CETEC Emission Testing using ASTM D5116 rated LETO bamboo products at <0.05 mg/m2/hr, and < 0.5 mg/m3 (VOC).
According to GBCA Office Design V2 & V3 IEQ -13 a rating passes at <0.5 mg/m2/hr (VOC) – LETO bamboo rates at 1/10th of this amount!
According to GBCA Office Interiors V1.1 IEQ-11 a rating passes at <0.5 mg/m3/hr (VOC). Please see the test results from Cetec Laboratory.
CETEC Emission Testing at February 2009 used Test Method EN717-2 to determine Formaldehyde release by the Gas Analysis Method rated LETO Bamboo at 0.11 mg/m2 /hr.
This falls into the category of E1. Please contact us for a copy of these test results.
Glue: non-toxic for formaldehyde release: formaldehyde emission attained E1 standard requirement.
Spread of Flame
Please see the test results from Exova Warringtonfire Aus Pty Ltd.
When specifying Sharp LETO Bamboo please include the following information:
|Colour||Natural or Carbonised|
|Sheet Size||2500 x 1220mm|
|Texture / Style||Narrow Grain or Wide Grain|
Narrow Grain - Natural Colour
Narrow Grain - Carbonised Colour
Wide Grain - Natural Colour
Wide Grain - Carbonised Colour