Nomenclature for engineered bamboo


Type
Article
Change log
Authors
Liu, X 
Smith, GD 
Jiang, Z 
Bock, MCD 
Boeck, F 
Abstract

jats:pIn recent years, there has been a rapid rise in the development of engineered bamboo materials, which have the potential to play an important role as alternatives to conventional building materials. Despite the growing diversity of bamboo products available on the market, the international standardization of both bamboo products and their constituent elements is limited, and a lack of universal nomenclature is recognized as one of the main constraints on developing standards. Similar or identical terminology is used interchangeably to describe different bamboo elements, processes, or products across sectors and continents. In some cases, translated colloquial names are misleading and scientifically inaccurate, which forms a barrier to global collaboration and research, creates ambiguity, and potentially limits trade. The present work aims to address this gap by proposing a set of appropriate terms in English that accurately describe and differentiate between currently produced engineered bamboo products and their constituent elements, accompanied by parallel terms in Chinese and Spanish. From these, new categories of engineered bamboo building materials are proposed for the Harmonized System of product codes. This paper highlights current ambiguities and provides terminology together with clear definitions of the main primary elements, processing steps, and products.</jats:p>

Description
Keywords
Bamboo, Engineered composite materials, Nomenclature, Discussion, Processing, Terminology
Journal Title
BioResources
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
1930-2126
1930-2126
Volume Title
11
Publisher
BioResources
Rights
Publisher's own licence
Sponsorship
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/K023403/1)