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Bamboo Composites

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Source: PIB

 Context: During the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023, Know-How Technology on “Bamboo Composites” was transferred.

What are Bamboo Composites?

Bamboo composites are industrial products developed using an environmentally friendly technique that involves processing bamboo, a natural and versatile resource.

Bamboo, declared as grass, matures in 3-4 years, making it a rapid and sustainable source. The technology involves cutting bamboo poles, splitting them, removing knots, treating them chemically for protection, converting them to fibrous form, and finally, creating composite materials through compaction under heat and pressure. These composites resemble teak wood, offering durability, dimensional stability, high strength, fire resistance, and a natural appearance. They can be used in various applications, including panel boards, beams, pillars, doors, and more.

Usage: Such examples can be used in Essay/Environment Questions to show sustainable solutions, which can also help improve the income of bamboo farmers.