By georgitte. bamboo. At Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 16:07:10 PM.
flooring the uses of bamboo are endless investment in bamboo also represents a great opportunity for portfolio diversification the global market for bamboo is expanding at an extraordinary rate estimated to have been worth well over 50 billion u.s. dollars in 2015 and new technologies constantly coming online that are increasing bam-boom uses and production outputs the demand for high-quality bamboo seems limitless there is every possibility that we could be looking at a 100 billion US dollars a year industry in the not-too-distant future the remarkable growth in many ways reflects bamboos remarkable growth and it s high time to invest in something that not only has a negative correlation to the downside of traditional investments but also works to the benefit of the environment bamboo and the APC group a green footprint for a renewable source
Factory in mangaka City Kochi Prefecture hello I m Michelle hello I m my Aida today s Takumi is Adi here omaeda he is an engineer who specializes in wood processing I heard that you make something out of bamboo here yes this is it this is made out of bamboo that s a steering wheel Maya originally made steering wheels out of maple and other types of wood he thought that the same technique could be used to help solve the bamboo problem that local regions were facing however wood and bamboo had very different characteristics and it wasn t an easy task bamboo has high moisture content immediately after it s been cut because mold grows easily controlling
the moisture level was one of the issues we faced if the moisture is removed then the mold problem will be solved however the loss of moisture would cause the self to collapse and the bamboo processed as a steering wheel the material could take in moisture and expand so my des came up with the method of filling a special pressure furnace with vapor to restore the bamboo cells to their original shape a characteristic of bamboo cells is that the cell walls have the best moisture absorbency when placed in a special pressure furnace and exposed to vapor the cell walls regain their original shape when the moisture reached 20% the bamboo regained its original thickness once it s taken out the pressure furnace it can be dried again without fear of the cells collapsing because there s no moisture within the cells this is how the takuna succeeded in making a stable material