Hoag Cancer Center

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Healthcare facilities are enbrancing an new archetectural philosphy, promoting a natural elements to the buldt environment, element that will foster wellness and healing. To achieve this goal, Plyboo edge grain amber was selected, creating a warm, soothing contemporary desgin.

Plyboo material was used as wall dividers, partitions and accents in the patient reception and seating areas. FSC and formaldehyde-free certification materials were selected to promote air quality and sustainable forestry. The panels were pre-stained and finished with Class-B coatings to achieve both the look and the fire rating required for this health facility.



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Irvine, California
Taylor Architects, Irvine, CA
Amber Edge Grain Bamboo Plywood Class B, Stain And Finish
LEED Credits: 
Possible LEED Credits: IEQc4.4: Low Emitting Materials MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials MRc7: Certified Wood CA Section 01350: Passed Other: No added urea formaldehyde

Physical / Mechanical Properties - Edge Grain Bamboo Plywood


3/4” x 48” x 96” - 19mm x 1219mm x 2438mm (*mm tolerance ± .5mm thickness)


Three-ply, cross core construction.

Working with Plyboo:

A work sheet is provided with each panel containing useful tips and information and is also available on our website at www.plyboo.com/downloads

ASTM E84: Surface Burning

Class C

ASTM D1037 Dimensional Stability:

  • Linear Expansion: Parallel -0.07% / Perpendicular -0.09%)
  • Thickness Swell: -0.39%
  • Screw Hold (face /back /edge 1/edge 2):
  • 1,009 lbs. / 681 lbs. / 361 lbs. / 670 lbs. average

ASTM D4442: Moisture Content:

6-9% average

ASTM D5116-06: Organic Emissions
[CA Section 01350]:

Classroom scenario / Office scenario: Pass / Pass