Bamboo Mat Moulded Skin Board

The Institute has developed several eco-friendly panel materials from bamboo and other forest and agro based residues. Popularization of the new generation eco-friendly materials needs development of good quality utility furniture and joinery products using these panel materials. Under this project, work was under taken to develop bamboo mat skin board for making hollow core doors. It was observed that the hollow core door made with bamboo mat moulded skin conformed to the performance requirements as specified in IS-15380. The trials taken for overlaying the door with PVC foil in a membrane press was also found to be satisfactory for imparting wood like appearance. The present practice of making hollow core doors in the country using moulded skin boards made out of high density fibre board which were imported, could be replaced to some extent with bamboo mat moulded skin. The BMMS has better mechanical properties and flexibility compared to HDF which are more brittle and has low resistance to impact load and susceptible to breakage.


Research has resulted in the development of Bamboo Mat High Density Panel (Compregs), Bamboo Mat Moulded Skin Board (BMMSB), Bamboo Mat Ridge Cap (BMRCS), Bamboo flattened board and Bamboo laminated lumber


Imported timber is presently used for the development of compreg and shuttering grade panels. The compreg requirement by Indian Railways alone is increasing many folds as thrust now is on the use of high strength materials in coach building. Currently for the raw materials, the industries are dependent on imported timbers and also the product is very expensive. IPIRTI has developed compregs and shuttering grade panels using bamboo mat as a raw material in place of veeners.


The flattened bamboo board will be an alternative to the existing BMB and BMVC for structural applications. Reduction in the cost of the product. Higher recovery of the material during processing


Lumber would find a place as a substitute for high quality timber now being used for structural purposes. Also wherever laminated veneer lumbers are being used, they can be replaced by bamboo lumber. Bamboo lumber would be cheaper than the class I timber used for structural purpose and that of veneer lumbers.


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Door with Bamboo Mat Moulded Skin Board


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Pre-fab Bamboo House | Bamboo Mat Ridge Cap | Bamboo Mat Moulded Skin Board


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