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Taiwan leads bamboo charcoal fiber technology The race to develop bamboo charcoal fiber technology in Taiwan has

reached fever pitch. Many local textile manufacturers developing and producing the new fiber. Taiwan Paiho Ltd. is one of the leading firms in the field and has had great success.

Fibers and yarns made from bamboo charcoal keep people warm, reduce odor, improve blood circulation, and release negative ions. Also twice-activated bamboo charcoal yarn products can resist static electricity and electromagnetic waves.

Applications are wide-ranging and varied. They include pillows and blankets, socks, innerwear and the lining of jackets. Sportswear made of bamboo charcoal yarns are ideal for those who are exposed to cold weather, such as mountaineers.

As a matter of fact, taiwans technology in bamboo charcoal fiber greatly improved over a year. Not only have they widened its applications, but they have also introduced more models of bamboo charcoal fiber textiles."

How is Eco-fabric made? Eco-fabric's bamboo-carbon nano-particles comes from 4-5 years old Taiwanese Moso Bamboo (Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens) that is grown naturally in the Jhushan, Taiwan (bamboo mountain ). All our products with the Eco-fiber trademark will contain nano-particles of bamboo-charcoal. Though the proportion of Eco-fabric in our products will vary according to product type, the general rule is the higher the proportion of Ecofiber, the stronger the effects of the benefits can be felt.

Eco-fabric possesses the following properties: Antibacterial and antifungal Bamboo thrives naturally without using any pesticide and bamboo-carbon nano particles still retains its natural antibacterial and antifungal functions, bacteriostasis and deodorization. As Eco-fabric has natural antibiosis function, it should not cause any allergic reaction to the skin, unlike other fibers sterilized with antimicrobial agent. Breathable and dry Bamboo-carbon yarn has a cross-section filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes, hence compared to other conventional fabric; it has better moisture absorption and ventilation. Eco-fabric products can absorb and disperse sweat fast, making them feel dry and comfortable. They also do not stick to skin during hot summer days. Thermal regulation Eco-fabric products not only feel cool during hot days, they also have great insulating effect of maintaining temperature in the cold. Absorption and emission of Far Infrared Radiation Bamboo-carbon nano particles can absorb far infrared radiation from the environment, and emit them to help in cell activation, promotes blood circulation and metabolism in the long run. De-odorizing As bamboo-carbon has porous structure. Eco-fabric can absorb and decompose benzene, phenol, methyl alcohol, and other harmful substances. Prevent static electricity buildup As bamboo-carbon nano particles are conductive, their presence in the fiber helps Eco-fabric prevent charge buildup. As a result, wearer of Eco-fabric products will not experience unnecessary static-electrical shock even in dry conditions. Green Using Eco-fabric generally will not cause any allergic reactions as Eco-fabric gets all its above properties from bamboo. Harmful chemicals are not used during production of Eco-fabric.

Washable As the bamboo-carbon nano particles is distributed inside fibers rather than on their surface, Eco-fabric is washable without diminishing the effectiveness of the carbon powder's special qualities even after 50 washes.. Properties of Eco-fabric and explanation. Q: What benefits does Eco-fabric have? A: Eco-fabric is antibacterial, antifungal, breathable, cool, thermal regulating, reduces static electricity, absorbs and emits far infrared radiation, de-odorizes, green and washable. Q: How does Eco-fabric get its antibacterial and antifungal property? A: Bamboo thrives naturally without using any pesticide and bamboo-carbon nano particles still retains its natural antibacterial, antifungal, bacteriostasis and deodorization properties. Eco-fabric contains bamboo-carbon nano particles hence also has those properties. Q: Does Eco-fabric contain antimicrobial agent to be anti-bacterial? A: As Eco-fabric has natural antibiosis function, it does not need antimicrobial agent to be antibacterial. It also should not cause any allergic reaction to the skin, unlike other fibers sterilized with antimicrobial agent. Q: Why is Eco-fabric breathable and dry? Bamboo-carbon yarn has a cross-section filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes, hence compared to other conventional fabric; it has better moisture absorption and ventilation. Eco-fabric products can absorb and disperse sweat fast, making them feel dry and comfortable. They also do not stick to skin during hot summer days. Q: How does Eco-fabric get its thermal regulating property? A: As we use only fiber that contain a high concentration of Bamboo-carbon nano particles from PAIHO, Taiwan, the fiber traps heat and thermal regulates better. Together with our weaving methods, Eco-fabric products not only feel dry during hot days, they also have great insulating effect of maintaining temperature in the cold.

Q: Why does Eco-fabric absorb and emit of Far Infrared Radiation? A: Bamboo-carbon nano particles can absorb far infrared radiation from the environment, and emit them to help in cell activation, promotes blood circulation and metabolism in the long run.

Q: Why does Eco-fabric not cause static buildup? A: Bamboo-carbon nano is a conductive material, and its presence in fabric will make Eco-fabric have a balanced charge. Test result show that when Eco-fabric is rubbed against polyester, nylon and other synthetic fabrics and surfaces, it will not have any charge buildup at all. Hence, the wearer of Eco-fabric products will not experience static electrical shock even in dry weather conditions.

Q: How is Eco-fabric de-odorizing? A: As bamboo-carbon has porous structure. Eco-fabric can absorb and decompose benzene, phenol, methyl alcohol, and other harmful substances. Q: Does the production of Eco-fabric harm the environment? A: Eco-fabric gets all its above properties from bamboo. Harmful chemicals are not used during production of Eco-fabric. In fact, Greenyarn is getting CAS certification on its products.
Q: Does Eco-fabric lose its properties after washing? A: As the bamboo-carbon nano particles is distributed inside fibers rather than on their surface, Eco-fabric is washable without diminishing the effectiveness of the carbon powder's special qualities even after 50 washes. Other questions on Eco-fabric Q: What is Eco-fabric? A: Eco-fabric is fabric made by Greenyarn that contains nano-particles of bamboo-charcoal. (For more information go to technology section of this webpage) Q: What colors is Eco-fabric available in? A: Eco-fabric currently has several designs found under the product link. Most Eco-fabric contains grey-colored bamboocarbon nano-particles and is generally contains shades of grey as we do not use chemicals to dye Eco-fabric. Q: What is the main difference between Eco-fabric and other fabric that contains bamboo charcoal? A: Greenyarn uses fiber from PAIHO, Taiwan, containing the highest concentration of nano-particles of bamboo-charcoal. Greenyarn also further processes this fiber to ensure a higher quality yarn for Greenyarn products. Processing varies depending on the usage. Greenyarn also has high level of quality assurance to ensure that every product with Eco-Fabric logo is of high quality and functions as claimed. Greenyarn also believes in protecting the environment, and in the production of Eco-fabric, effort is put in to ensure minimal pollution to the environment. All Eco-fabric products are tested for their benefits and quality of product.

Bamboo charcoal yarn is made by Taiwan's Meng Zong bamboo which has been grown more than 4 years and carbonized by traditional soil kiln at more than 700 C temperature, grinding into 100
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nano- charcoal powder by nano- technology, then mixed the bamboo charcoal powder with other raw material, after special process, new yarn with health care characteristics has been developed into fabrics for cloth, warm socks, towel, wristlet, kneepad....... detail please refer to our Bamboo Charcoal Yarn
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As bamboo charcoal with innumerable holes structure, can absorb and decompose benzene, phenol, methanol, sulfide, nitrides etc, it can reduce harmful matters and odors, such as a 53% deduction in odor from NH3 gas. It also can adjust the moisture, release anions, restrain microbe... etc. detail please refer to Bamboo Charcoals Characteristic

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The major function of our products is Warming. According to ITRI test result, with 500W halogen light shone on the bamboo charcoal yarn for 10 minutes, the yarn emits far infrared rays for 87% ~ 92%, and warm up the temperature 10 C, which is much higher than for instance wool's with 5 C.The
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bamboo charcoal powder is equally diffused in to the fiber structure and not a coating on the surface, therefore any method of washing will not influence its function. It has an excellent waterresistance, natural no irradiation, the best choice of warm textiles.

Bamboo has the ability to absorb natural minerals from the earth and after carbonization, it can absorb filth, pollutant. As the bamboo charcoal also contains calcium, sodium, iron etc. , it produces anions to purify the air and improve acidity situation. Here under are the major characteristics of the bamboo charcoal:

A) Anions
Anions are very good to the human body, more anions in the air is healthy. Anions also can activate metabolism of the human body, stimulate the blood circulation, prevent ageing, stabilize the nervous system, restore vigor and eliminate shoulder and lower back pain.

B) Far Infrared Rays


Bamboo charcoal emit Far Infrared Rays. Natural Far Infrared Ray make the human body warm naturally from inside which helps to revitalize human cell molecules.

C) Antiseptic, Deodorant
Bamboo charcoal contains a lot of natural minerals, it possesses excellent antiseptic, deodorant, insects repellent, mold prevention qualities and will improve the hygiene of its direct environment. Bamboo charcoal yarn contain these same characteristics.

D) Adjust humidity
Bamboo Charcoal can adjust humidity by absorbing moisture, sweat etc. , this function has been well-known for a long time. In moist environment it absorbs moisture, and when the environment is arid, it timely releases moisture. Bamboo charcoal yarn contain these same characteristics.

E) Limit the electromagnetic wave


Bamboo Charcoal has a very strong hardness and it will limit the harmful aspects of electromagnetic wave and static electricity in its direct vicinity.

Wristlet Elbow pad Girdle pad Kneepad Ankle pad

Sport socks Man socks Lady socks Toes socks Ankle socks

Lowly bamboo becomes high-tech icon


In utilitarian terms, people have regarded bamboo as relatively valueless, useful mainly as a primitive construction material, the stuff of throw-away chopsticks or, in the form of tender shoots, as a food. At best, it is known as a material for furniture and handicrafts. At worst, it is rued as a weed. Only from an aesthetic or philosophical point of view has it been deeply appreciated, as an embodiment of exuberant life force and resilience. Recently, however, bamboo in its carbonized form has begun to make a name for itself as the magical ingredient in a new array of highend products, thanks to modern technology. At a Dec. 31 press conference, the government-supported Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and a private company, Taiwan Paiho Ltd., jointly introduced a new textile fiber impregnated with bamboo charcoal. According to Chen Wen-chi, project manager at ITRI's Materials Research Laboratories (MRL), it possesses the multiple virtues of acting as a deodorant and disinfectant while keeping the body warm and promoting blood circulation in hands and feet. Chen explained that the charcoal MRL's technology utilizes is made from the Makino bamboo, or Phyllostachys makinoi, carbonized at 2,800 degrees Celsius in traditional kilns. The core technologies concern the processes for grinding the charcoal into nanometer-scale particles and impregnating them in yarn. According to Chen, although the bamboo-charcoal yarn is characterized by structural delicacy, it is nonetheless highly porous and capable of absorbing large amounts of matter. The special properties of the charcoal powder derive from its efficacy in filtering large molecules and its ability to absorb body heat and transform it into infrared radiation. Since the charcoal is distributed inside fibers rather than on their surface, garments made with bamboo-charcoal yarn can be washed repeatedly without diminishing the efficacy of the carbon powder's special qualities. Cheng Seng-mei, president of Taiwan Paiho, pointed out that Nike Inc. of the United States has designated bamboo-charcoal fiber as one of the materials that it intends to incorporate in products to be introduced this year. Adidas and Reebok are likewise evaluating its applications, he said. Potentially, he opined, the global market for bamboo-charcoal textile products is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Although the cost of textile products made with bamboo-charcoal fiber is about 20 percent higher than that of ordinary products, they will

prove to be highly competitive, particularly in the case of sports and health-related apparel, Cheng opined. Besides supplying bamboocharcoal fiber and textiles to others, Taiwan Paiho plans to test-market its own line of gloves, scarves and socks made of the material at local convenience stores beginning this month. Lai Wen-chang, general manager of Yiching Apparel Co., which specializes in the production of golf wear, said that this month, his company began marketing sports and casual wear made from bamboo-charcoal yarns manufactured by Taiwan Paiho. However, it is too early, he said, to tell how enthusiastically it will be received.

Bamboo Charcoal Denim from Taiwan.


In this modern and busy of society that people is suffering from various of pressure and diseases. If You want to avoid and keep your body healthy you shall start to wear bamboo charcoal fiber of denim. The bamboo charcoal fiber it's surely will be use in near future. Following is the function and effect of "bamboo charcoal fiber". Our denim is made from this fiber. 1. Emissivity of far infrared ray:90% Far infrared ray can make water molecule vibrate with each other and help it go through cell wall, increase oxygen inthe blood, activate cells, improve blood circulation and physical environment. 2. Good insulating ability Bamboo charcoal textiles can keep body warm since it can raise the temperature more than 10c (common textiles can raise only 1~3c) 3. Humidity absorbing, fungus resistant and deodorizing Bamboo charcoal has a dense structure, large specific gravity, lots of pore and abundant minerals. Therefore, it can absorb and decompose those hazardous materials in the air such as sulphide, nitrous compound, methanol, benzene, phenol, trichloriomethane, etc.. 4. Stable emissivity and no radiant injury Bamboo charcoal yarn is made in the different process form common bamboo charcoal grains so bamboo charcoal powder is better dispersed on the yarn. It is a purely natural material without radiant injury that common minerals have. 5. Repeatedly washable and easy to fabricate It's easy to make textiles from bamboo charcoal yarn. Those textiles can be washed by any methods. The functions of bamboo charcoal yarn will not be affected after wash.

Bamboo Charcoal Back Cushion


Bamboo charcoal seat pad, cushion combine high-quality and material process through many dishes of process and bamboo charcoal seat pad that become cushion can put in room or automobile take chair, increase comfortable degree for the daily seat worked, had a rest, studied, lighten the fatigue, very suitable for the crowds of the work or study sit for a long timing, an more outstanding one is, bamboo charcoal seat pad, cushion can deodorize, be antibiotic, pick up the moisture, regulate the air in the indoor car at the same time, it is ideal green environmentally safe products of family life. Bamboo charcoal, there is laudatory title of "black diamond". Features: 1) Nine major efficiency of the active bamboo charcoal , 2) Absorb, 3) Release the infrared ray far 4) Release anions , 5) Release the trace element , 6) Control the little living beings to breed 7) Regulate the crops and grow , 8) Drive worms and disinfect , 9) Anti-oxidant