Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Submission + - Is Bamboo The Next Carbon Fibre?->

An anonymous reader writes: The BBC reports: 'Real carbon fibre, mind, is still just as wondrous as it was in the last century, even if a bit more commonplace in road cars. But it's still very expensive to make in large pieces and quantities, it requires copious energy to manufacture, can be very brittle if made poorly, is not recyclable and can impose a detrimental impact of the environment when being produced. In other words, it is ripe for disruption. Technology stands still for no one. But could nature provide carbon fibre's replacement? So argues Gary Young, a renowned manufacturer of surfboards who has spent his life pioneering alternative materials use for that industry. "With the right approach, bamboo can be used in many applications in the automotive world where its performance qualities can better carbon fibre's,” Young says. “Plus, it does not have a negative effect on the environment."'
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Is Bamboo The Next Carbon Fibre?

Comments Filter:

"What people have been reduced to are mere 3-D representations of their own data." -- Arthur Miller

Working...