Webinar: Bamboo Machine and Equipment Development
Theme: Bamboo Industry Development
Bamboos are different to woods and herbs, with distinct biological, morphological, physical and chemical properties. Even within bamboo there is a lot of variation: there are more than 1600 species of bamboo which are distributed widely across various climates, soil types, topographies and habitats. As such, for bamboo to be utilised for industrial purposes, a key issue is how to create and produce special machines and equipment that take into account bamboo’s specific features, while also producing products efficiently and of a high quality. This session will provide an overview on bamboo machine and equipment development, as well as common bamboo processing machines and equipment.
Dr. Fu Wansi. With a PhD in Engineering, and as a researcher and tutor of PhD students, Dr. Fu is a well-recognised expert who enjoys special allowances of the China State Council. He is former Director of the Beijing Forestry Machinery Institute of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Secretary General of the National Innovation Alliance of Forestry Equipment Industry, and Vice President of China Forestry Machinery Association. Dr. Fu has been engaged in forestry machinery research, design and production for nearly 40 years, and had spearheaded the research and development for a great amount of forestry equipment, including bamboo processing technologies and related equipment. His extensive work and experiences has won him many national prizes including the First Prize of Wood Research Award of Mao Yisheng Science and Technology Award, First Prize of China Forestry Innovation Award, and Major Scientific and Technological Achievement Award of the Chinese Academy of Forestry.
Mr. Mu Guojun. Mr. Mu is President and General Manager of Qingdao Guosen Machinery Co., Ltd., China, Member of the China National Committee of Top Experts in Wood & Bamboo Engineering Technology Innovation, Member of the Biomass Sciences Branch and Council Member of Wood Engineering Branch of Chinese Society of Forestry, and Member of the Bamboo Engineering Committee of the China Forestry Machinery Society. He has been engaged in the development of machineries for wood and bamboo composite boards for nearly 40 years. Guosen is a national high-tech enterprise and a member of the National Bamboo and Rattan Innovation Alliances and the National Technology Innovation Alliances for Wood & Bamboo Industries.
Mr. Anand Banthia. Mr. Banthia is CEO and Head of New Product Development of Garnet India, a manufacturer of bamboo and wood processing machines in India. Mr. Banthia received training on engineering in a number multi-national companies in India after his graduation as a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial & Production and has been working on international projects sponsored by UNIDO and other research institutes. As an experienced bamboo engineering professional, he has been invited to be speak at the World Bamboo Congresses in 2009 and 2012, and many national and international conferences and exhibitions.
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