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How strong is bamboo for construction?

One of the foremost concerns that anyone building anything will want to address very quickly is the longevity of their construction. How long [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|FAQS|0 Comments

M.A.E. teams up with Local Costa Rican Tribes to make woven bamboo composite roof panels

One of the most recognizable and ubiquitous features of Latin American construction is the simple corrugated roof, typically made out of sheet metal [...]

By | March 15th, 2018|FAQS|0 Comments

Why does bamboo mold?

Is Mold Common? Mold is one of the most common problems people who build with bamboo face, but thankfully it is one [...]

By | October 21st, 2017|FAQS|0 Comments

MEDIA: “M.A.E. is gaining ground and market share”

M.A.E.  was recently featured in an article by Culture Trip about "10 Start Ups to watch in Costa Rica"  Check out the article [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Costa Rica|0 Comments

Assembling the Bamboo Treatment System

After having several successful treatments of Gaudua, it was time for us to build out the system to our base production level. We [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Bamboo Treatment, Technical Information|0 Comments

A bit about Biopolymers for Composite Bamboo

Many people have been asking about how we plan on developing our composite bamboo products.  Conventional polymers are petroleum based and are harmful [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|composites, Technical Information|0 Comments

Treated Bamboo & the Benefits

Bamboo has come a long way over the years.  Before we learned of proper natural Borate solution treatment methods, much of the stigma [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Bamboo Treatment, Costa Rica, Technical Information|0 Comments

7 More Reasons Why Bamboo is the Future of Building

Bamboo is going to save the world!  You heard it from me folks, Bamboo and it's counterpart Hemp, will revolutionize the way the future [...]