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INBAR Publications - Proceedings

Proceedings of the Rattan Seminar 1984

Proceedings of the Rattan Seminar. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2-4 October, 1984. A seminar covering developments in rattan science, technology and utilisation, organised by the Rattan Information Centre, Forest Research Institute, Kepong, Malaysia, and jointly sponsored by the International Development Research Centre, the Forest Research Institute at Kepong and the FAO/UNDP Asia-Pacific Forest Industries Development Group.

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Bamboo School Building

Bamboo has been used for the building construction for a long time. Throughout the world it is estimated that more than a billion people live in bamboo houses. Bamboo buildings are cheap, easy to construct and durable provided they are treated and used properly. Bamboo has proved to be a sustainable resource, which can be […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

FORTIP Improvement Programme

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ‘and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have jointly developed a project on “Improved Productivity of Man-made Forests Through Application of Technological Advances in Tree Breeding and Propagation (RAS/91/004)” for the Asia-Pacific region. Countries participate in the project, known as FORTIP, as constituents of a regional network. Bamboo has […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

A Study on the Physical Properties of a Bamboo Moulding Compared with Wood and MDF Mouldings

Recently, glue-laminated bamboo normally used for flooring and panelling has been made into mouldings. The physical properties of such a bamboo moulding were studied, and the properties of it have been compared with other four kinds of mouldings, one MDF moulding and three solid wood mouldings. The bamboo moulding has excellent surface hardness and antinicking […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

A Study Comparing the Performance of Bamboo Mat Corrugated Board with Other Corrugated Boards

The physical mechanical performance of four kinds of corrugated roofing boards (bamboo, plastic, asbestos and steel) have been determined in the paper. The performance of the bamboo mat corrugated board has been compared with other three kinds of corrugated boards. The results have shown that the bamboo mat board has bery good properties in the […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Current Status and Prospects of New Architectural Materials from Bamboo

This paper discusses the feasibility of technologies for using bamboo in middling and top-grade building construction, architecture decorating, and other major applications. The scope covers the current application of bamboo materials in the construction field; the bamboo bearing material technological process such as the laminated bamboo board, bamboo mat plywood processes; bamboo ceiling and wall […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Sympodial Bamboo – Chemical Composition and Fiber Characteristics

The chemical composition and fiber characteristics of two sympodial bamboos have been studied in this paper. Based on analysis results, it has shown that the whangee bamboo is better than that of yunnanicus bamboo in utilization, because of its higher specific gravity, better fiber length and its distribution, higher wall/lumen ratio than those of yunnanicus […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Experiment on Developing New Bamboo Shoots Crisps

This research developed a new crisp using fresh bamboo shoots, cornstarch and seasonings. The newly developed crisps have special flavor and taste. Compared with conventional snacks, they contain less fat and higher fibre.