WHY BAMBUSA BAMBOS
(One of the Highest Density Bamboos of the World)
Why Bambusa Bambos ?
Renewable Resource: Bambusa Bambos Grows fast, takes only four (4) years for harvest, thereafter provides yield every year
Creation of permanent GREEN: Possible through only bamboo plantation due to cyclic harvest process.
No Trade Barrier: Bambusa Bambos is planted on-field as “cash crop”, no permission from forest department required for bamboo harvest and transportation.
Commercial Implication: Bambusa Bambos – a better replacement for timber – offers better quality and cheaper alternative.
Environment Impact: Absorbs 32% more CO2 than any other plant – an answer to environmental challenge of Green-House Gas Emission.
Socio Political Impact: Bamboo Plantation addresses 6 of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to transform our world.
Increase in Farmers Income Per Capita: Addresses a very important national agenda.
Comparison as Raw Material for Engineered Board Product: Physical properties of bamboo can be increased through various processes therefore the strength properties of board is far superior to bamboo itself. In comparison increasing the physical properties of wood is not easy.
Workability: Uniformity in working process due to single bamboo species.
Moisture Resistance: As it is a grass, bamboo is slightly more resistant to moisture damage than hardwoods. In addition, bamboo naturally tends to repel mould, and mildew, acting as a hostile environment that can limit their ability to grow.
Hardness Comparison: Quality bamboo is harder than hardwoods. The hardness of natural bamboo can range between 1300 and 1380 (Janka Test), better than Silver Maple (700), Red Maple (950), Hard Maple/Sugar Maple (1450). Manufacturing methods can double or triple the hardness of bamboo.
Effect of Water Salinity: Due to its salt tolerance, Bambusa Bambos, can be a good crop for soil where the salinity level is high. Where traditional crops could not survive in saline water, Bambusa Bambos can easily survive in water with salinity upto 100 mM. For comparison typical sea water salinity is 600 mM (3.5% or 35gm/ltr). Therefore it could be planted in coastal area or brackish water area such as Rann of Kuccha.