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Properties and Applications of Bamboo Fiber–A Current-State-of-the Art

Chen Chen1,2, Haitao Li1,2,*, Assima Dauletbek1,2, Feng Shen3, David Hui4, Milan Gaff5, Rodolfo Lorenzo6, Ileana Corbi7, Ottavia Corbi7, Mahmud Ashraf8

1 College of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China
2 Joint International Research Laboratory for Bio-Composite Building Materials and Structures, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China
3 Jiangsu Fiber Composite Co., Ltd., Yancheng, 224700, China
4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Orleans, Los Angeles, 70148, USA
5 Department of Wood Processing, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Suchdol, 16521, Czech Republic
6 University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
7 University of Naples Federico II, Naples, 80133, Italy
8 Deakin University, Geelong, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216, Australia

* Corresponding Author:Haitao Li. Email: email

(This article belongs to the Special Issue: Bio-Composite Materials and Structures-2021)

Journal of Renewable Materials 2022, 10(3), 605-624.


Fibers are used in many forms in engineering applications–one of the most common being used as reinforcement. Due to its renewable short natural growth cycle and abundance of bamboo resources, bamboo fiber has attracted attention over other natural fibers. Bamboo fiber has a complex natural structure but offers excellent mechanical properties, which are utilized in the textile, papermaking, construction, and composites industry. However, bamboo fibers can easily absorb moisture and are prone to corrosion limiting their use in engineering applications. Therefore, a better understanding of bamboo fiber is particularly important. This paper reviews all existing research on the mechanical characterization of bamboo fiber with an emphasis on the extraction and treatment techniques, and their effect on relevant properties. The chemical composition of bamboo fibers has also been thoroughly investigated and presented herein. Current applications and future opportunities for bamboo fibers in various fields have been presented with a focus on research needs. This work can serve as a reference for future research on bamboo fiber.


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APA Style
Chen, C., Li, H., Dauletbek, A., Shen, F., Hui, D. et al. (2022). Properties and applications of bamboo fiber–a current-state-of-the art. Journal of Renewable Materials, 10(3), 605-624.
Vancouver Style
Chen C, Li H, Dauletbek A, Shen F, Hui D, Gaff M, et al. Properties and applications of bamboo fiber–a current-state-of-the art. J Renew Mater. 2022;10(3):605-624
IEEE Style
C. Chen et al., "Properties and Applications of Bamboo Fiber–A Current-State-of-the Art," J. Renew. Mater., vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 605-624. 2022.

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