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Bamboo ushers in renaissance in wood industry

Published on :Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Bamboo is witnessing a renaissance in the woodworking and manufacturing industry. Identified as a perfect alternative to wood for manufacturing sturdy and durable boards, bamboo is the new kid on the block. Recently at IndiaWood the industry witnessed a shift in the regular trend, that is the companies like Siempelkamp, Pallmann, growing concentration on bamboo and are keen on making boards from bamboo since its abundance and end products are inexpensive in comparison to wood.

Revival of a long-forgotten traditional material once again gained importance after the pandemic pause, as buyers are focusing on reducing their budget while not compromising on quality of wood. Hence, the alternative sustainable solution to the quest is bamboo and companies are reworking on developing bamboo boards for an array of application at both domestic and commercial level.

Bamboo’s use has been expanded in order to capitalise on its potential as a sustainable wood fibre. Year after year, progress in theoretical and applied research on bamboo-based goods has improved, allowing them to be used in almost all areas, including construction, furniture, products, transportation, packaging, and others. Bamboo composite was well-received in the international market as a viable alternative to traditional wood interior and outdoor furnishings. Bamboo materials are 10 times stronger than wood materials. Dimensional stability, longevity, weather resistance, high impact resistance, low maintenance, non-toxic, low flame spread, and other benefits can be found in bamboo composite goods.

A variety of new furniture designs have been produced using smart materials. They are based on the proven quality of furniture compared to solid wood material. High innovation in bamboo fibre can improve the durability of even bent and shaped materials such as solid wood and other.

Bamboo culms are widely used in construction as structural materials for bridges, water-transportation facilities, and skyscraper scaffolding, as well as flooring, ceilings, walls, windows, doors, fences, housing roofs, trusses, and rafters.

Bamboo is a great raw material for the creation of sustainable household/building products due to its high durability, fire safety, environmental impact, user safety, energy efficiency, and so on.

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