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Bamboo Uses & Products

  1. 1. Innovations in Bamboo Sector Jinhe FU (jfu@inbar.int) International Network for Bamboo and Rattan
  2. 2. CD’s menu
  3. 3. Find suitable species for growers
  4. 4. Bamboo fiber & fabric
  5. 5. Bamboo fiber & fabric The fiber is bright and beautiful. Meanwhile there are unique antibacterial and deodorant performance, fine coloration , elasticity, drapability, wearability etc., especially the best ability of moisture absorption and ventilating of all fibers. Bamboo fiber horizontal cross-section is abounded with gap that can absorbe and evaporate the moisture of human skin instantly. When you wear bamboo fiber fabric in hot summer, it makes you feel especially cool. As bamboo fiber has special structures and natural “hollow” in the horizontal cross sections, experts named bamboo fiber as "breathing" fabric. It is used for underwear, T–shirt , the bed clothes.
  6. 6. Bamboo chemical utilization The latest research showed that there are many different flavone glycosides in bamboo leaves, which have excellent physiological activities as anti-free radical, anti-oxidation and anti-aging agents. Green-dry leaves bamboo were picked in autumn and extracted. After boiling the bamboo leaves in water, the extract was concentrated in vacuum, and the impurities removed using the ethanol precipitation method, to give a fine bamboo leaf juice. The bamboo beer was prepared by adding the juice to the original beer, then mixed, filtered and bottled. The amount of the juice added, taking its total flavonoids (TF) amount as index, was between 10 to 50 mg per liter, depending on requirements. In addition to the general characteristics of beer, bamboo beer showed multiple health benefits, such as lowering blood lipids and preventing heart diseases. Furthermore, bamboo beer presents a typical delicate fragrance of bamboo to match the beer flavor. This health beer is available in Chinese markets. Flavonoids made from bamboo leaves are also used to make medicine such as capsules.
  7. 7. Bamboo beer, medicine
  8. 8. Bamboo juice/essence
  9. 9. Innovative baboo-based panels
  10. 10. Bamboo veneer
  11. 11. Bamboo fire-proof ceiling (M1) Over 230,000 m2 bamboo fire-proof ceiling is been using in Madrid International airport, Spain. The bamboo ceiling fits the highest European fire protection standard-M1 and consists of 5 layers of bamboo veneer. The invention on bamboo fire-proof products will promote bamboo utilization in many areas.
  12. 12. Bamboo curtain
  13. 13. Bamboo charcoal
  14. 14. Agriculture: As a carrier of organic manure and micro-organism in the soil, bamboo charcoal can improve the vigour of the soil, so people use it as a good soil improver. Chemicals: Bamboo charcoal can be used as the raw materials of bamboo active carbon. Bamboo charcoal shows strong absorption because of the special structure of micro holes of the bamboo stem, and the function would be more outstanding after it is activated. Tests show that the absorption properties of bamboo active carbon are extremely good. Medicine and health care: Pillows and mats made of bamboo charcoal can soothe the nerves, relax backaches, and control snoring. Bamboo charcoal also has the functions of deodorization, dehumidifier and fungicide, which are essential to family needs. Environment protection: Bamboo charcoal can be used as a water clarifier, shield off electromagnetic waves and absorber of poisonous gases. Pollution indoors caused by poisonous materials would be absorbed if the panels were made of bamboo charcoal instead of the asbestos flakeboard and plastic boards. 95% of the nicotine and other poisonous materials would be absorbed if cigarette filters were made of bamboo charcoal. Other fields: Bamboo charcoal can be made into many kinds of compound materials in the material industry. It also can be made into handicrafts, feed additives and high capacity rechargeable storage batteries, etc.
  15. 15. Deodorant in refrigerator Water purification Charcoal mat in a car Dehumidifier under floor
  16. 16. Bamboo vinegar has 80% water. When it is dehydrated the vinegar consists of about 80-200 components, or 32% organic acid, 40% phenolic compound, 3% aldehyde, 5% alkone compound, 5% alcohol compound, 4% ester compound, and 5% others. Bamboo vinegar is a by-product of bamboo carbonization. Bamboo vinegar can be used as soil fungicide, plant root growth promoter and deodorizer, in cosmetics, healthy drinks, medicines, etc.
  17. 17. Vinegar for bathtub Bamboo vinegar soap
  18. 18. Bamboo vinegar cosmetics
  19. 19. Bamboo weaved elephant
  20. 20. Weaved bamboo handicrafts
  21. 21. Bamboo sofa
  22. 22. Bamboo table and chairs
  23. 23. Bamboo lamp
  24. 24. Bamboo bonsai
  25. 25. Bamboo garden
  26. 26. Thank you Vielen Dank 谢谢

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