- Health: Bamboo charcoal absorbs chlorine in water and let minerals out, making your skin smooth. Also, the charcoal entirely warms up your body with infrared ray effect, easing stiff shoulders, lumbago, and poor circulation. Bamboo charcoal also absorbs bad odor and toxic substances, and emit negative ion.
- Fashion:Bamboo’s popularity is surging among designers for use in making shoes, jewelry and handbags. Many brands have built entire lines around bamboo’s stylish versatility, while Gucci recently incorporated bamboo in such diverse ways as a clutch bag and as a stiletto for a sandal.
- Manufacturing:Scandinavia imports bamboo for ski poles and to mark the borders of roads buried under snow. Larger culms are used by makers of fishing rods and furniture. Two-thirds of the bamboo China produces is used to make furniture and building supplies, and as reinforcement rods in concrete and heavy construction.
- Flooring:Natural, elegant and beautiful, bamboo flooring is becoming all the rage. Bamboo’s intrinsic strength and stability make it ideal for flooring, and its pricing is competitive with that of domestic hardwoods. Bamboo floors are also easy to care for, no additional steps to maintain bamboo flooring is required.
- Paper:Bamboo can be used for making different kinds of paper — from heavy brown to fine-coated printing stock. As the world work towards a “paperless future”, bamboo currently is one of the better alternatives to save the hardwood forest. The modern paper industry has expanded to such an extent that 2.2 million tons of bamboo are used in India for this purpose.
- Housing/construction:Bamboo’s role in the construction field is substantial, with hundreds of millions of people living in houses made from bamboo. In Bangladesh, 73 percent of the population lives in bamboo houses.
- Regulates Humidity:When put in refrigerators and drawers, bamboo charcoal absorbs odor and hazardous substances in air. Placed in vegetable section of fridge, and it will absorb ethylene gas and keep vegetables and fruits fresh. Also, the charcoal keeps your clothes and shoes dry and comfortable.
- Food: Young bamboo shoots are highly prized in Japan and Taiwan for their delicate flavor and texture and are an important seasonal dish in Japanese cuisine. Bamboo shoots are a source of carbohydrate, vegetable fat, protein and vitamin B, which improves blood circulation.
- Energy/fuel: Although wood charcoal makes a good fuel, bamboo charcoal is almost three times as porous as wood and bamboo charcoal contains a large amount of minerals, such as iron, manganese and potassium. Bamboo has a high calorific power, and its smoke produces little odor because it has many minerals and few impurities. It produces more than 7,000 kilocalories per kilogram, more than wood and half that of raw petroleum, making it a much more effective fuel.
- Garden and Aquarium:Bamboo charcoal releases natural minerals into water, keeping your flowers and fish healthy. Also, the charcoal purifies water, saving your time to take care of your aquarium. After using charcoal, break it into pieces and sprinkle on your garden or blend into soil. Plants will grow faster and stronger.
FACT: In fact, bamboo burns so well that in 1882 Thomas Edison discovered that the carbonized bamboo made an ideal filament for his first electric light bulb.
- Reduce indoor air pollution – As bamboo charcoal absorbs harmful chemical in the air, it is especially useful for absorbing formaldehyde, ammonia, benzene in the air when there is painting done, or strong smelling adhesive is used indoors, or when antifreeze is kept indoors. It also reduces smog as it absorbs carbonic oxide, ammonia, formaldehyde, benzopyrene, nicotine, tar etc are found in smog, that is harmful to the human body.
- Purifying drinking water – As bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, bamboo charcoal also possess similar properties. Bamboo charcoal also absorbs 2,4-dichloro-hydroxybenzene, a major harmful pollutant in drinking water. Bamboo charcoal also eliminates harmful substances such as surplus chlorine, chloroform, and contains rich natural mineral, like, potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium etc. So water quality can be improved when bamboo charcoal is used in cooking and boiling. Adjusting humidity – As bamboo charcoal contains lots of pores and almost contains no moisture; it is effective in reducing humidity. When the humidity in the air is less than the bamboo charcoal, it will release moisture in the air humidifying the room.
- Promote metabolism and blood circulation – As bamboo charcoal absorbs and emit far infrared rays, the far infrared radiation will promote blood circulation. Bamboo charcoal inserted in mattresses, cushion and comforters can make the user warm up faster. De-odorizing – As bamboo charcoal absorbs gases and decomposes it to carbon dioxide and other harmless gases, bamboo charcoal is often placed in refrigerators, near trash cans to absorb odor. Insoles containing bamboo charcoal also reduces the odor well. Release negative ions – More accurately, the infrared rays emitted constantly from bamboo charcoal reduce moisture in the air into fine particles that naturally change into negative ions. “Stale air” in office buildings which causes depression and exhaustion comes from recycling pollutants in the air. Another culprit of stale air is the computers and printers which we rely on so often in our offices. This “stale air” is bad for our health and is usually positively charged air particles and can often be remedied by airing regularly or neutralizing with negative ions.
- Due to industrialization, air pollution and water pollution are becoming serious environmental problems. Bamboo charcoal products are not only functionally sound, but also good for protecting the environment as no chemicals are required for these products to have such wonderful properties.
- The following are some other reasons why bamboo charcoal products are gaining popularity.
- high-grade wood charcoal reduced rapidly and almost exhausted;
- bamboo charcoal has better properties and can replace the high quality wood charcoal made from hardwood;
- bamboo charcoal is strong and can be cut into different shapes.