Opportunities of Bamboo for Industrial Processes

J.J.A. Janssen

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Abstract

Bamboo as resource for industrial raw material has many opportunities: It contains a 40 percent cellulose, with a fibre length of 3 to 4 mm, more than wood. This can be used as pulp in the paper industry or as cellulose. The fibres also can be used for fibreboard or for furniture parts. Bamboo splints (parts of say 50 mm long and 5 mm thickness) can be mixed with glue and pressed into any mould, to compete with plastic parts for furniture etc. It can act for carbon sequestration, provided it is being used for long term purposes. It can be used as a resource for energy, as charcoal, as firewood or on industrial scale. It provides job creation in developing countries, combined with industrial processing in developed countries. If bamboo could play a role in temperate climates like in Europe, remains a difficult question; presumably local species like willow or miscanthus are more competitive. Conclusion: bamboo can play a more important role a resource for raw material than nowadays.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the symposium 'Beyond Sustainability 2000', Eindhoven, September 2000
EditorsP.A. Erkelens, S. de Jonge, A.A.M. van Vliet
Place of PublicationEindhoven, the Netherlands
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Pages3-
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Eventconference; Beyond sustainable building : balancing between best practice and utopian concepts; 2000-09-28; 2000-09-29 -
Duration: 28 Sep 200029 Sep 2000

Conference

Conferenceconference; Beyond sustainable building : balancing between best practice and utopian concepts; 2000-09-28; 2000-09-29
Period28/09/0029/09/00
OtherBeyond sustainable building : balancing between best practice and utopian concepts

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