Products care & use
Find out how to care and use our materials : bamboo, glass, porcelain, sugar cane fiber, bamboo fiber, hessian

Products care & use

Since the beginning, Oxstal has been willing to extend its range of new materials. However, our goal has always been to use eco-friendly materials, therefore our entire collection is 100% recyclable. Our products are made on the location where the raw materials are. Then, they are transported by boat, which is the most ecological way of transportation.
Find below our tips on products care & use.

A large part of our range is made of bamboo. The bamboo is a very ecological and resistant material since it is one of the fastest growing vegetal of the planet. Unlike wood, which is very porous, the bamboo is not and therefore it is perfect to display your canapés.

There are various ways of using this plant :

The piece is carved directly into the bamboo trunk

Given the bamboo size, this method is only used for small pieces. This is the case of our bamboo miniatures, our skewers and our bamboo cutlery.

Temperature tolerance Microwave Oven - baking Oven - reheating Dishwasher Freezing Biodegradable Renewable
<220°C yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

The piece is an assemblage of several pieces of bamboo

This technique is used for large objects. Our pick displayer, our cocktail plate, our glass shot displayer are made up many pieces putting up together.

Temperature tolerance Microwave Oven - baking Oven - reheating Dishwasher Freezing Biodegradable Renewable
<80°C no no yes yes yes yes yes

It is from this very same technique that our bamboo slats trays are made of. However, the process is less advanced and the resistance to washing is lower. Also, it is recommended for these two elements (BSR002/BSR005) to just rinse them with water and not to put them in dishwasher.

The bamboo-bark

The bark is obtained by "peeling" the bamboo trunk. The peel is then thermoformed to get the appropriate shape. It is that way that are conceived our plates. This material is intended for single use only.

Temperature tolerance Microwave Oven - baking Oven - reheating Dishwasher Freezing Biodegradable Renewable
<40°C no no yes Single use yes yes yes

The bamboo fiber

This innovative fiber is made of 90% of powdered bamboo and 10% of natural resin. The powder is obtained from the recycling of bamboo falls; it is then finely grounded and mixed with natural resin. The whole mixture is heated at high temperature and then is injected into molds. Dishes made from bamboo fiber are very special for their high- resistant to shocks and their lightness. They are ideal for outdoor use.

Temperature tolerance Microwave Oven - baking Oven - reheating Dishwasher Freezing Biodegradable Renewable
<60°C no no yes yes yes yes yes

Few definitions…

What does recyclable mean ?

A recyclable product can, with minimal loss, be used again for a new production. The process of waste treatment will give new life to the product by reintegrating it into the manufacturing process.

What does biodegradable mean ?

A material is biodegradable if it can be decomposed into various components without harmful effects on the natural environment. Therefore, to assess the degree of biodegradability of a product, we take into account both the degree of decomposition of a substance and the time required for this decomposition.

What does renewable mean ?

The materials called "renewable" come from natural resources on which the stock can be replenished over a short period on a human scale. It is necessary that the stock can be renewed at least as fast as it is consumed.