Monday, March 26, 2012

Traditional Treatment for Bamboo at Wonder Grass

Team Wonder Grass is working to expand the offerings for bamboo based building system. Our latest attempt is to experiment with traditional method of bamboo preservation.

The Bamboo poles are cut to size and kept immersed in a stream for a span of 8-12 weeks. This way, the starch inside the pole is stripped off from the body of the fiber and washed away in the water.

This treatment is commonly practiced method across the Indian subcontinent in villages and bamboo rich regions. 

Team decided to pilot run the method for treatment of the bamboo poles, which we use for fabrication of the building components.

These bamboo poles are going to be used for building of some of our products and building systems. So that we can offer our discerning clients a choice, between a contemporary chemical treatment or traditional treatment system.

Second batch of bamboo poles treated using traditional method of treatment are now out.

The next in the line is to introduce a smoking treatment, which again is traditionally proven method of preservation for bamboo.


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Kirtana said...

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