Prefabricated Engineered Bamboo Panels


Prefabricated engineered bamboo panels are a construction system based on treated (“engineered”) bamboo used in composite panels to create homogeneous products. The panels can be classified as veneers, stripboard, matboards, fibreboards, particle boards, medium density boards, or the combination of these.

Product description Brand name and product description

The prefabricated engineered bamboo panels can be laminated bamboo glued together, composites made with chips and slivers and added material (similar to plywood), particle board, fibre board and mat board. These panels can be used as walls, roof or flooring material. There are also door or window panels. There is a wide array of panels depending on the purpose, varying in mechanical properties, size, or shape.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

There is interest in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, but it can be also used in North America and Europe.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Varies depending on the panel type and size. It can be 40% cheaper than brick walls. A panel can be R40.00(ZAR) per square meter ($3.04 USD as of June 2018).

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Wood panels are the main competitor.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service
Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Any person, community, or organization who wants to construct a structure out of prefabricated panels of bamboo.

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