Hardwearing and naturally rich in anti-bacterial properties, bamboo is an environmentally friendly popular material for kitchenware. Bamboo is extremely hardwearing and features a ‘glass smooth’ finish making it ideal for products that are subjected to daily wear and tear and need to be long lasting. Today there is a vast range of kitchenware products distributed across the world, such as cutting Boards, utensils, plates, dinnerware, counter tops, and sinks.
Bamboo steamers have been used in Asia for centuries to cool rice and steam vegetables, but have more recently made their way west and bring an elegant, healthy way to steam—rather than boil vegetables—preserving their flavor.
Furniture and fixtures :
Bamboo can be cut and laminated into sheets and planks. This process involves cutting stalks into thin strips, planning them flat, boiling and drying the strips, which are then glued, pressed and finished. Products made from bamboo laminate, including flooring, cabinetry, furniture and even decorations, are currently surging in popularity, transitioning from the boutique market to mainstream providers. The bamboo goods industry (which also includes small goods, fabric, etc.) is expected to be worth $25 billion by the year 2013.
Fishing Equipment :
Bamboo is difficult to break yet easy to bend and therefore it is commonly used in the construction of fishing poles. The split cane rod is especially prized for fly fishingBamboo is also used as a support for large fishing nets. Nets are hoisted via an elementary pulley system, using long bamboo poles to manage the great stress that comes with snagging hundreds, if not thousands, of fish below the water.
Display and Advertising :
Bamboo displays are one of the many eco-friendly alternatives to less eco-conscious products such as aluminum displays. One use of Bamboo displays is in visual merchandising. The distinctive look helps attract potential client’s attention to the store window, banners and displays inside the retail outlets.
One popular form of the modern bamboo displays are advertising banner stands. They come in many models by a range of manufacturers. Differences among the models are the way the banners are connected and various graphic sizes. Most aluminum and plastic banner stands are also available made from bamboo.
Some displays are made from natural tube and others from laminated bamboo board. An example of a bamboo displays from natural tube is the bamboo roll-up/pull-up banner stand. Flagpoles are also a common
Musical Instruments :
Although mostly associated with the wind instruments, bamboo is used to construct a variety of percussive instruments. Examples include the xylophone and the flute. Bamboo is also used to make slit drums.
Bamboo has also recently been used for the manufacture of guitars and ukuleles. Bamboo ukuleles are constructed of solid cross laminated bamboo strips not plywood. The bamboo solid wood strips are similar to bamboo manufactured flooring. In addition to their strength, bamboo ukuleles have excellent sound & rival ukuleles made out of more traditional woods like Mahogany.
Bamboo is used for treating infections and healing. Chinese medicine has long used bamboo to treat infections. Other Eastern medicinal systems, like Indian traditional medicine, use bamboo to concoct a tonic that helps alleviate symptoms of respiratory diseases. Bamboo is also used to treat fevers, resolve phlegm, and relieve lung inflammation, among other things. As for its nutritional value, bamboo is a good low-calorie source of potassium. It is known for its sweet taste and as a good source of nutrients and protein.
When bamboo is heated at very high temperature in an airless vessel, it becomes charcoal, which is used like other charcoal products, as a fuel component, a deodorizer, or an absorbent. The vapour that comes off the heated bamboo can be condensed to produce a liquid known as bamboo vinegar. Bamboo vinegar has been produced in Japan for many years and is used medicinally to treat eczema, atopic dermatitis, and other skin diseases; it is most commonly applied by adding to bath water. Bamboo vinegar is recognized as an anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal.