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INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

‘Asia and the Pacific’: Reflections on 25 Years – Volume 3 Issue 2

From the rattan furniture markets of Indonesia to the soaring bamboo scaffolding of southern China, bamboo and rattan are embedded in countries and cultures across Asia and the Pacific. These non-timber forest plants play a critical role in economies and ecosystems alike. This special issue of INBAR’s magazine, Bamboo and Rattan Update, examines bamboo and […]

Trade Overview 2019: Bamboo and Rattan Commodities in the International Market

The report of international trade in bamboo and rattan products for 2019, based on an analysis of UN Comtrade data. This report was produced by INBAR in its role as the International Commodity Body for bamboo and rattan.

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INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Impact Assessment of Bamboo Shoots on Poverty Reduction in Lin’an, China

This paper gives an overview of the development of the bamboo shoot sector in Lin’an district, Hangzhou province, China, over the past eighteen years (1985-2002) and the results of a case study on its effect on poverty alleviation. The large quantity of data presented convincingly illustrates the positive impact of the bamboo shoot sector on […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

El sector productivo y el mercado regional de la guadua en el eje cafetero colombiano

El presente informe describe el sector productivo de la Guadua en el Eje Cafetero de Colombia. Se puede observar que la Guadua juega un papel muy importante en la vida del Eje Cafetero, aunque su valoración no es muy alta y la aceptación social de la materia, especialmente como material para la construcción, no es […]

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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.

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 […]

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Laminated Panel Manufacture of Two Kinds of Bamboo for Architecture Material and Property Comparison

The manufacture technologies of two kinds of bamboo laminated panel and their physicalmechanical properties have been studied in this paper. The results have shown that laminated bamboo panels can be produced by the splitting and regluing, and the mechanical properties reached or even exceeded some pine used in architecture.

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 […]

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Bamboo for Pulp and Paper: A State of the Art Review With Annotated Bibliography

Bamboo is regarded as a major resource that meets the need of common people and also as a poverty alleviator due to its multi purpose uses. As a result of this, bamboo resources are of great importance in the rural socio-economy of several tropical countries. As pulp and paper being the major commercial bamboo consuming […]

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

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

Potential Distribution of Woody Bamboos in Africa and America

        This study was designed to produce regional distribution maps of all species of woody bamboos occurring in Africa; North, Central and South America. Qualitative data on distribution of woody bamboos were combined with data on existing forest cover. In the course of the study, 378 individual bamboo species and subspecies, and 32 genera of Bambuseae […]