Treating Bamboo in Hot Springs

Treating Bamboo in Hot Springs

We have used both borax treated and un-treated bamboo on a few projects now in South East Asia. We have a new project in Laos and would like to treat the bamboo but don't want to import borax etc that the local community would not be able to afford and therefore copy.

There are however local hot springs that we could use to treat the bamboo. I am thinking that the sulphur and the heat will go a long way in treating the bamboo and getting rid of the starches but it is only my speculation. Do you have any experience of treating bamboo in hot springs or ideas on the matter?

 

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