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  • Context (PIB): The India International Science Festival (IISF 2023) is being organised from 17-20 January 2024 in Faridabad, Haryana.
  • As part of the festival, the Know-How Technology on “Bamboo Composites” was transferred to a renowned materials manufacturing company.
  • The technology of manufacturing bamboo composites was developed by CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI).
  • Panelboards, beams, pillars, partitions, doors, window frames, roofs, floorings, etc., can be developed using the bamboo composite.

    Bamboo Composites

Demonstration structure created from bamboo composite.

Making of Bamboo Composite

Manufacturing and Processing of Short Bamboo Fiber-Based Polymer Composite

Significance of using Bamboo Composite

  • Rapid Growth of Bamboo: Bamboo, declared as grass, proliferates with minimal regulations.
  • Environmental Benefits: It absorbs CO2 and releases significant oxygen, contributing to global warming mitigation.
  • Excellent replacement for Teak wood: Bamboo composite exhibits properties like teak wood, but Bamboo matures in 3-4 years, unlike Teak (30-40 Years), offering better durability, strength, and fire resistance.
  • Versatility in Applications: The developed bamboo composite can find applications beyond wood, especially in sectors like Aerospace.
  • Economic and Employment Impact: Bamboo’s fast harvest cycle and cultivation can boost rural employment and attract enterprises and startups.
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