Bamboo preservation by Sap Displacement (2)
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Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), India. 2001. Bamboo preservation by Sap Displacement (2). INBAR, Beijing, China
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Preserving bamboos extends their life, reduces costs in the long run and improves safety of the structures they are used to form
Bamboos are a natural material and will decay with time. They are also susceptible to insect and fungal attack. Preserving bamboos increases the durability of the culms and increases the lives of the products they are used to produce. It also increases the safety of any structures in which they are used as load bearing members. Preserved bamboos need to be replaced less often which reduces costs in the long term. Sap displacement methods replace the sap in the vessels of fresh bamboos with preservative. The techniques are rapid and efficient, require minimal equipment, and the preservation mixture can be recycled.