A Study on Radial Curtain Plybamboo Form
Plybamboo is commonly made using chordwise bamboo strips. Previous studies have indicated that the bamboo utilization rate and the processing efficiency are low in manufacturing chordwise curtain Plybamboo. This paper presents a study on the manufacturing technology of radial curtain plybamboo form. Radial strips cut from bamboo were glued on the radial faces. The results showed: (1) the bamboo utilization rate of radial cutting strips was 15-20% higher than chordwise cutting strips, and the resin consumption was only approximately 50% of chordwise bamboo strips; (2) however, radial bamboo strips were more subject to lengthwise bending deformation than chordwise strips during drying. This lengthwise bending deformation can be effectively reduced or prevented by placing a hollow rigidity axle in the radial bamboo curtain rolls when using the bound drying method; (3) the hot pressing time of the radial curtain plybamboo form was approximately 50% of the chordwise composite plastic curtain plybamboo.
Zhenyu Du and Bin Liu
C. G. Du and C. D. Jin, "A Study on Radial Curtain Plybamboo Form", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 26-28, pp. 466-471, 2010