Influence of Steaming and Boiling at 180 °C Plus on the Injectability of Bamboo Powder
<jats:p>In this study, we investigated changes in the injectability of bamboo powder and the Vickers hardness of compacted products resulting from differences in heat-treatment conditions such as steaming and boiling. We conducted injection tests and test fabrications of compacted products using bamboo powder treated under various conditions. From the injection tests of heat-treated bamboo powder, we found that injectability was improved by heat treatment. While bamboo powder steamed at 200 °C showed good injectability, boiling at 200 °C yielded better injectability. Vickers hardness tests conducted on compacted products showed that hardness was increased by heat treatment under appropriate conditions. In addition, we found that the heat-treatment condition required to increase the hardness of product was different from that needed to improve injectability.</jats:p>
- Key Engineering Materials
Key Engineering Materials 554-557 1856-1863, 2013-06
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