TieBam is revolutionizing the railroad track industry with the development of a patent-approved process which densifies bamboo to provide an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional wood or concrete railroad ties. Because of its fast growth, distinctive mechanical properties, and transformation process, bamboo is stronger, more durable, longer lasting, and more environmentally-friendly than wood ties.
Each year, millions of trees are destroyed to produce crossties, causing environmental damage... Read More
In contrast, bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth and can be re-harvested in three years without causing damage to the environment... Read More
To avoid rotting, wood ties are treated with creosote, which contains carcino-gens. The EPA has determined that creosote is a probable carcinogenic, and OSHA... Read More
Bamboo manufacturing and transport in Southeast Asia will help create a sustainable livelihood for farmers in Vietnam, Cambodia... Read More
As the fastest-growing plant on earth, bamboo is harvested within three years without damage to the plant or the surrounding ecosystem.
The green outer hull of the bamboo is removed and then air dried. A non-toxic treatment protects against insects and the elements.
The bamboo is shipped via bulk freight from Vietnam, Cambodia and, Myanmar to Taiwan.
Resin impregnates the bamboo fibers as it is being processed by a 4,500-ton hydraulic press.