What’s the Big Deal with Bamboo?

Let’s face it: using sustainable products can do some really great things for your bottom line. Many clients respect a company that shows concern for the environment, and the use of unique materials can often help you stand out from competitors. In fact, a 2014 Nielsen’s Study said that 42% of US consumers (and 55% worldwide) are willing to pay more for products and services from an environmentally responsible company.

And one sustainable building material that is getting a lot of attention is bamboo.

That’s right, bamboo. This staple of the Giant Panda’s diet is also so strong and flexible that in many parts of Asia it is the main building material used in scaffolding — even for high rises!

Bamboo Construction Scaffolding

Bamboo Scaffolding

Here are some of the boons of bamboo:

  • Mature bamboo has greater tensile strength than some types of steel.
  • While most trees can take up to 30 years to grow to maturity, bamboo renews within 3-5 years.
  • Bamboo is water resistant and rarely expands and contracts the way hardwood trees do.
  • Bamboo plants soak up more carbon dioxide and produce more oxygen than other varieties of tree.

Everyone from textile-makers, to kitchen utensil manufacturers, to building contractors is discovering the many uses of bamboo. We at eGenoa have also stocked several items made from bamboo to include as integral parts of your next trade show display, including several low-cost and light weight banner stands.

We’ve already touted how retractable banner stands are one of the most convenient and cutting-edge ways to tell your story at a trade show. Fortunately for eco-concerned companies, you can get that convenience all wrapped up in a lightweight bamboo package. The bamboo retractable banner stand runs at $573 and is just as easy to set up and transport as our other retractable banner stands.

If you are looking for a way for your booth to stand out at the next trade show, consider using bamboo flooring. Your customers will be impressed by how you have set yourself apart. Bamboo is the perfect material for flooring due to its strength and and waterproof surface, and you can choose from eight different colors to use for the flooring in your booth.

Be good to your planet and impress potential customers by making the eco-friendly choice to use bamboo products. The friendly eGenoa staff will help make sure you get the product right for what you need, and will fill you in with more details on bamboo’s benefits.

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