Build the Right Side of History
Providing the most sustainable building material on the global marketplace
Our mission is to provide the most sustainable (environmentally, socially, and economically) building material in the global marketplace by manufacturing Bamboo Strand Board (BSB).
Traditional lumber products and steel are costly, unsustainable, and produce high carbon emissions.
Bamboo absorbs up to 350% more carbon, up to 8x stronger, and grows 5-10x faster than traditional lumber.
By utilizing bamboo we can make the world a more sustainable place for the current generation and generations to come.
Bamboo Strand Board (BSB)
-Replacement for Plywood and Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
-Made from Moso bamboo fibers and soy-based glue
-Panda Processing holds provisional patent on this design
-Stronger than top competitors in tensile, compression, shear, and flexural strength
-Far cheaper alternative to plywood or OSB
-Over 300% more CO2 intake than traditional timber per unit of area
-BSB has 2x tensile, 2.5x bending, 7x compression, and 5x shear strength of top plywood and OSB competitors
Make & perform mechanical tests on prototypes
Spring: We aim to receive funding for R&D in Japan, including factory design and prototype durability testing
Summer: Travel to Japan to establish locations of future production & establish a network with business partners
Winter: Secure second round of funding by December
Dr. Nayak has graduated with a PhD in structural engineering from URI. His research interests include development and characterization of structural composites besides testing and simulation. His extensive research has resulted in multiple research publications and IP leading to a commercial collaboration.