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BARC in Beijing: Reflections on 25 Years: Bamboo and Rattan Update – Volume 3 Issue 4

2022 was a banner year for bamboo and rattan. On 7 November 2022, the 25th anniversary of INBAR and the Second Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2022) convened in Beijing, elevating bamboo and rattan to the global stage. This special issue of BRU commemorates the event, highlighting major moments from the Congress while summarizing […]

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INBAR 25th Anniversary Album

The INBAR 25th Anniversary Album was written to commemorate INBAR turning 25. Inside, you will find an introduction and history of the organization, along with how INBAR’s work contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Album also covers highlights from 10 major areas over the years. Colorful pictures can be found accompanying the […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative

The Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative, initially proposed by China and INBAR at the High-level Dialogue on Global Development in June 2022, is now building serious momentum. In November 2022, at the Opening Ceremony of the Second Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2022) as well as INBAR’s 25th anniversary celebration, INBAR and the Government […]

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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.

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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

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Potential Distribution of Woody Bamboos in South, South-East and East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia

This study was designed to produce a regional distribution map of all species of woody bamboos occurring in the Asia-Pacific region (South, Southeast and East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia). Qualitative data on distribution of woody bamboos were combined with data on existing forest cover. In the course of the study, 998 individual bamboo […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Potential Distribution of Rattans in Asia-Pacific and Africa

This study was designed to produce global overview and regional distribution maps of all rattan species occurring in the Asia-Pacific region (South, Southeast and East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia) and Africa. Qualitative data on distribution of rattans were combined with data on existing forest cover. In the course of the study, 610 individual […]