Laminated Veneer Bamboo to be included in ASTM standards
Lamboo, Inc. has announced the official release of a LVB (Laminated Veneer Bamboo) specification as a fiber material that can be used in the manufacture of products covered within ASTM international standards. ASTM International, is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Bamboo has always been known for its remarkable attributes to grow and replenish much more rapidly (6-8 years) than traditional forms of timber but this certification can be used to showcase bamboo’s superior strength and performance properties. This certification is a major step forward and showcases how ASTM is continually raising the bar in the transition from finite building materials such as aluminum to rapidly renewable resources in the construction and architectural industries. Known for their high technical quality and market relevance, ASTM standards are used in research and development, product testing and quality systems. From roof to foundation, wall to walkway, ASTM building construction standards are integral to the durability and quality of the structures in which we live, work and play. ASTM standards address concrete, steel, wood, piping, coatings and more. Today, over 12,500 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.