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Bamboo Mat Board

Bamboo Species studied for manufacturing BMB

In all 10 Secies have been STUDIED Green Apple Award
D. strictus
D. hamiltonii
D. brandisii
M. baccifera
O. travencorica
B. nutans
B. bambose
B. balcooa
B. tulda

Schizostachyam dullooa

 

 

 

Critical Parameters is >> Thickness variation of Slivers: Optimum 0.6mm +/- 10%.


Higher variation results in increased resin requirement

 

flow Chart

Preparation of mats

 

Mat Weaving:

Mats are woven from bamboo slivers. The weaving is done manually, mostly by women in rural or tribal areas as part time vocation to supplement family income. From split bamboo epidermal layer is removed and slivers of thickness ranging from 0.6mm to 1.0 mm are made and dried in air to moisture content of around 15%. The dried slivers are manually woven into mats of different sizes and patterns. Herring bone weaving pattern is most common throughout the world. 

 

Board Making:

Bamboo mats are dipped in modified phenol formaldehyde resin mixed with a preservative to increase resistance to termite and decay. Resin coated mats are dried to a moisture content of around 10% either in drying chambers or industrial dryers. Dried resin coated mats are assembled in 2, 3 or 5 plies and hot pressed to produce bamboo mat boards of desired thickness. For thickness greater than 6mm, bamboo mats are interleaved with wood veneers to make bamboo mat veneer composites.

 

 

Resin application   Chamber Dryer   Band Dryer
Resin Application
 
Chamber dryer for resin coated mats
 
Band dryer  for resin coated mats
Hot Press   Trimming   Bamboo Mat Board
Hot Pressing Bamboo Mats
 
Trimming of Bamboo Mat Board
 
Bamboo Mat Board

 

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