By georgitte. bamboo. At Sunday, March 17th 2019, 13:37:10 PM.
bamboo an integral part of cultures as diverse and far apart as Asia Africa and South America seemingly everywhere and yet this humble plant could turn out to be the savior of our planet it s a bold claim but we ve taken nature for granted for too long we never imagined that our trees and forests would be in danger of disappearing but they are for years now the APC group has been planting growing and nurturing embracing the triple bottom line of people planet profit and the core values of sustainability environmental awareness and corporate social responsibility with offices around the world plantations on four continents and employing more than 4,000 people
hi I m Michelle today I m in Kochi Prefecture it s a beautiful bamboo forest don t you think here in Kochi bamboo forests are overwhelming the natural forests under view it is a problem other prefectures in Japan are facing the same problem because the bamboo industry has gone into decline many bamboo forests were left to grow wild moso bamboo in particular can grow ten meters in one year and block the sunlight it s affecting forest growth and a countermeasure is being urgently salt buttercream you were going to meet today has come up with an idea of making effective use of these bamboos let s go find out we visited the wood processing
memory shape memory a characteristic of bamboo is that it keeps its shape when it is heated and bent the takumi also added glue that hardens when heated and salt of repulsion force issue the bamboo and glue are bent while being heated at a high frequency it s ready in about ten minutes now it won t budge at all it must have been very difficult to reach this point yes we faced many issues for example with the bamboo bending but not sticking together properly we work through each problem and are now able to mass-produce the steering wheels after the bamboo material has hardened its polished coated and put through other processes until it s