BAMBOO W O R L D Leading the Way to INNOVATION In conjunction with 3rd Creativity & Innovation Week, 15th~21st April 2010 by Dato’ Ghazi Sheikh Ramli Founder / President Malaysian Association of Creativity & Innovation (MACRI) Board Member Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM)
1 Malaysia! People First, Performance Now! YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia
Towards a High Income Economy through Innovation & Creativity Target: 8% annual growth to achieve Vision 2020 An economy founded on INNOVATION!
Bamboo <ul><li>Bamboo is one of the fastest growing woody plants in the world and one of most sustainable resources and does not require the use of pesticides and chemicals. Bamboo has a significantly smaller environmental and biological footprint than other fabrics. </li></ul><ul><li>b) Bamboo is stronger than wood or timber in tension and compression. The tensile strength of the fibers of a vascular bundle could be up to 12,000 kilograms per square centimeter, almost twice that of the steel. </li></ul><ul><li>c) With bamboo we can replace wood or timber in all their applications, but we cannot use wood or timber to make all the things and structures that can only be made with bamboo. </li></ul>
Bamboo – con’t d) Only supernatural beign or a superplant can support the radiation of an atomic bomb. In Hiroshima, Japan, the only plant which survived the radiation of the atomic bomb in 1945 was a bamboo plant. The incinerating heat developed by the radiation destroyed all the trees and wooden houses and the whole city was razed except this bamboo plant. e) Bamboo is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, hypoallergenic and more hygienic than conventional fabrics. Bamboo releases more oxygen than trees yet requires less water and maintenance.