The fibre fractions generated from bamboo range from very coarse to fine micronised powders, which are free flowing and look like wood. Bamboo fibres are strong, light weight, wear resistant and have “very low” water absorption. Each grade offers different application possibilities.

Bamboo reinforced compounds can be processed by injection moulding or extrusion and application areas range from phone and notebook housings to furniture and automotive parts.

Long bamboo fibres can be blended in a thermoplastic matrix to form compression mouldable mats, something which according to Transmare has already attracted the interest of the automotive industry for interior and exterior vehicle panels.

Transmare Compounding is part of the Rotterdam-based Transmare Group.