The sustainability, safety and quality of MOSO® Bamboo products is independently proven by the most respected ecolabels and certification programs in the market.
FSC® is globally recognized as the best and most stringent sustainable forestry certification system in the wood industry. FSC® certification is also available for bamboo. As pioneer in the bamboo industry, MOSO is able to provide bamboo products with FSC® certification.
The leading green building certification programs worldwide. Application of MOSO® Bamboo products can contribute to various credits for LEED and BREEAM.
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MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® decking and siding boards have been tested and approved for use in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) zones. The first and only bamboo decking and siding boards can therefore be applied in all regions in the US. Thanks to the unique Thermo-Density® production process, the material is fire resistant without the use of ecologically unfriendly and expensive fire retardants.
According to EN13501-1, fire safety ratings for materials for wall or ceiling applications are classified from A1 (non combustible) to F (highly combustible). MOSO® High Density® materials met fire safety calssification B-s1-d0 for 18mm and thicker. Remarkably, this occurs without impregnation which is impossible with any other wood. Once again, MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® products performed even better, earning a flame spread index Class A following US standard ASTM E84 without the use of fire retardants.
According to EN 13501-1 the fire safety of flooring products can be classified ranging from A1fl (non combustible) to Ffl (highly combustible). In order to comply with CE marking all MOSO® floors were tested on fire safety providing a satisfactory result ranging from Bfl to Dfl. MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® products even reach Bfl-class following EN 13501-1 and flame spread index Class A following US standard ASTM E84 without use of fire retardants. CAN/ULC-S102 achieved indexes for Flame Spread of 25 and Smoke Developed of 45.
European Standard EN 350 guides the methods used for determining and classifying the durability of wood and bamboo regarding biological, wood-destroying fungi. The natural durability of wood and bamboo classifications range from 1 (very durable) to 5 (not durable). Using the EN 350 standard, there are two laboratory methods for determining durability: CEN/TS 15083-2 for the application of products in direct ground contact and CEN/TS 15083-1 for the application of products without ground contact.
In both tests MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® products achieved the highest durability class attainable (Class 1, very durable), concluding that the products can be applied with or without ground contact.
European standard EN 335 defines five Use Classes which represent different service situations to which wood and bamboo products can be exposed. EN 335 provides information regarding the presence of biological fungi in the different Use Classes, ranging from 5 (most heavy-duty situation, permanently in salt water) to Class 1 (lightest use situation, interior dry).
MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® products meet the highest durability class following CEN/TS 15083-2 and CEN/TS 15083-1 (Class 1, very durable). Our thermally treated and compressed bamboo products can be applied in situations up to Use Class 4 (exterior in ground contact).
To maintain a healthy indoor climate, it is essential to use products with very low emissions that comply with the official European E1 norm (EN 717-1). All MOSO® products meet E1 standard. Several MOSO® products even comply with E0, the strictest (unofficially) emission class available. All MOSO® bamboo floors are rated A and A+ in France with respect to emissions of volatile organic compounds or VOCs, reaching the best classification possible!
MOSO® has commissioned Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands to conduct an official Life Cyle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint study. The report, available upon request, concluded that all assessed MOSO® products (all solid bamboo flooring, X-treme® decking, panels, and veneer) are CO2 negative during the product lifespan.
MOSO® has taken the lead in the development of a quality standard for bamboo flooring. According to this standard, EN17009, requirements are defined related to safety, health, quality and environmental impact of a product. It goes without saying that MOSO® bamboo floors meet these requirements. With a Declaration of Performance (DoP) MOSO® indicates for each floor how the requirements are met.
We can help you find the bamboo product that has the right certification for your project, or supply you with certificates or test documentation upon request. Make sure you get in touch with one of our MOSO® Bamboo experts if you have any questions.
Arjan van der Vegte
Research & Development Manager MOSO International B.V., the Netherlands