Applied Sciences > Agriculture > F-147

Research Title Properties and Durability of Engineered Bamboos
Research Personnel Leader:
Staff:
Dr. Marina A. Alipon

Research Duration Start:
End:
16 April 2012
14 April 2014
Research Location Los BaƱos, Laguna
Research Description In our country, most engineered bamboo products are produced using white glue, and urea formaldehyde as adhesives, and either chemical treatment (borax and boric acid, chlorpyrifos and deltamethrin) and non-chemical treatment (soaking in salt water) to prolong the service life of the products. All commercial glues being used by local manufacturers of engineered bamboo products are imported and can be very expensive. Numerous studies have been done on preservative treatments of bamboo materials. Similarly, various types of glues have been used to produce engineered bamboo such as floor tiles. However, there is yet very limited information on the effects of preservatives and adhesives on the properties and durability of bamboo floor tiles as well as the cost of producing the product with and without preservative treatment. There are yet many technical issues that remain to be solved, the concern of the project being proposed. This project aims to hasten the development of the bamboo industry through the application of cost-effective adhesives and preservatives for engineered bamboo. Specifically, it will determine the properties such as physical (moisture content, relative density, shrinkage and swelling), bonding, strength (abrasive, hardness, static bending, compression), formaldehyde emission, and durability of bamboo glued with different kinds of adhesives. It will also determine the properties and durability of the above glued samples treated with various preservatives, cost-benefits of producing treated engineered bamboo products, and to recommend the cost-effective adhesives and treatment combination for engineered bamboo.
Research Objectives The project aims to determine the properties such as physical, bonding, strength, and durability of bamboo glued with different kinds of adhesives. It also aims to determine the properties and durability of the above glued samples treated with preservatives, cost-benefits of producing treated engineered bamboo products, and recommend the cost-effective adhesives and treatment combination for engineered bamboo.
Research Beneficiary(ies) Bamboo-based furniture making industry
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NRCP
Forest Products Research and Development Institute

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2011 to 2012






Code F-147
KRA Code Rapid, inclusive, and sustained economic growth
Priority Thrust DOST
R&D
Create growth in the Countryside

Sector Applied Sciences
Actual Sector Agriculture
Related sectors Materials Science
Entry revision: January 2021