ISO 19624:2018 is the world’s first international bamboo grading standard. It contains few prescriptive clauses and is mostly written as a recipe for a national grading standard. This paper reports the initial phases of the implementation of this standard in the context of a production plant (Kawayan Collective) exploiting Bambusa blumeana harvested in The Philippines. The team undertook the initial evaluation (i.e. characterization) of B. blumeana harvested from six sites. 123 culms were geometrically and mechanically characterised, as required by ISO 19624. Current visual grading rules used at Kawayan Collective have been recorded as well as their associated rejection rates and resulting associated cost of this rejection. Early findings from the initial evaluation are discussed.
|Title of host publication||18th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT 2022)|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of NOCMAT 2022 Conference, held virtually 7-23 June 2022|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2022|
|Event||The International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies 2022 - Virtual|
Duration: 7 Jun 2022 → 23 Jun 2022
Conference number: 18
|Conference||The International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies 2022|
|Abbreviated title||NOCMAT 2022|
|Period||7/06/22 → 23/06/22|
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