dassoXTR is a fused exterior bamboo product made using our patented process, which combines two stages of high heat to first carbonize the bamboo, removing all of the starch and sugar, and then restructure the bamboo, reinforcing its natural strength characteristics. The modified bamboo strands are then fused together using phenolic resin – the same resins used to make bowling balls. The result is an extremely dense, durable exterior-use product composed of 87% natural, fused strand bamboo fibers and 13% resin (or as we like to say, 13% bowling ball).
While technically a composite material, dasso.XTR looks and reacts much like other natural wood products, specifically Ipe hardwood. But, because bamboo does not include rays or knots like natural woods, dasso.XTR has a much more flawless appearance than other decking materials made from woods. This consistent grain structure also allows dasso.XTR to distribute weight very evenly, adding to its durability.