And, besides China, do you think some more countries could make inroads as contenders in this sector?
Well, other than China, bamboo growing countries are India, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka etc. Such areas will soon learn from China, and will soon flourish and compete in this industry.
We are looking forward to more of the bamboo producing countries to apply this mode for the local contribution. Shanghai TENBRO welcomes cooperation and competition both.
What are characteristics of this fibre and application areas?
Bamboo fibre is a kind of pure natural fibre having ecological functions. As bamboo fiber has excellent antibacterial, and deodorant properties, it is widely used in application in home textiles, in particular- the bedding, making it cool and comfortable, anti-bacterial with heath care function.
Besides, it is also used for making garment fabrics with broad width, free and comfortable feel, bright and noble style.
Applied in knitting fabrics, the fibre helps in moisture absorption, and making smooth drape with ANTI -UV properties.
It is also used in manufacturing socks and towels with antibacterial and deodorant properties.
What level of competition exists in your field?
Competition from home textiles ie towels, socks and bedding, is still at a low level but the competition in the medical materials is growing.
International Year of Natural Fibres and talks of Copenhagen have worked great for your sector’s benefit. Would you agree on this?
In context to the increasing constant pursuits of ideas like 'ecological', 'hygiene', 'environmentally safe', etc., bamboo fiber industry has broader development prospects.
In short, bamboo fiber as a natural resource of green fibers has wide applications. The development of bamboo fiber has replaced the traditional application modes, enriched the connotation of bamboo culture in line with the developed trend of green textiles, increased the level of grade standard, and enhanced international market competitiveness.#######
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