Properties of Bamboo Fiber | End Uses of Bamboo Fiber


An Overview of Bamboo Fiber

Sikander Anwer
Department in Textile Engineering
University of Management & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Cell: 0322-4875571
Email:111811016@umt.edu.pk





GENERAL VIEW:
  1. Bamboo fiber is a bast fiber.
  2. In early times it is used as arrows, paper, building material etc.
  3. There are approximately 1000 species of Bamboo.
View of bamboo fiber
BEHAVIOUR:
  1. It reaches about 300m in height
  2. No need of pesticides
  3. Growing bamboo is considered eco-friendly agriculture
PROPERTIES OF BAMBOO FIBER:
  1. Biodegradable
  2. Natural anti-bacterial.
  3. Environment Friendly.
  4. Breathable cool.
  5. Soft hand feel.
  6. Natural thermal regulator.
  7. Shiny appearance.
STRUCTURE OF BAMBOO FIBER:
It is natural cellulosic fiber.

Structure: 
Structure of bamboo fiber
 FIBER VIEWS:

Longitudinal View: 


Cross Sectional View:


MORPHOLOGY:
The main components of Bamboo plant includes: 
Bamboo
  • Rhizomes
  • Roots
  • Culms
  • Branches
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
PROCESSING:
Raw bamboo → bamboo strip → steaming of bamboo strip → crushing and decomposing → biological enzyme degumming → fiber carding →natural original bamboo fiber
Flow chart of bamboo fiber
END USES:
  • Bath Towels
  • Clothing
  • Soft Bedding
  • Under-garments
  • Socks
  • Apparel
  • T-shirts
BAMBOO-COTTON : (60%-40%)
  • Woven Fabric
  • Good Hand Feel
  • High Quality
  • Naturally Anti-Bacterial
  • Easy Washable and Dye
BAMBOO – VISCOSE: (55% - 45%)
  • Dye Easily
  • Breathable
  • Thermal Regulating
  • Moisture Absorbent 

About the Editor-in-Chief:

Mazharul Islam Kiron is a textile consultant and researcher on online business promotion. He is working with one European textile machinery company as a country agent. He is also a contributor of Wikipedia.


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