Bamboo charcoal has a high combustion value, has a neutral smell with little smoke and it is environmentally friendly.
Extruded charcoal is charcoal that is made by compressing sawdust, in this case bamboo, into some shape via the process of extruding the sawdust through a die. Because its so dense it burns for a long time but needs more time to start burning
The heat and pressure of the extrusion process serves to bind the sawdust into a log that can then be carbonized. The raw material is dried and then compressed by a screw extruder or forming machine. The material is then extruded under a pressure of approximately 40 tons through a hot (300 to 350 degrees C) mold. The heat and pressure cause the lignin in the raw material to bind the material together into a solid log which is denser than the original material.
Smokeless - the product burns without any smoke or fumes during the initial ignition and during the subsequent burning.
Low Ash Content - low residual ash, typically less than 5% of the original weight of the charcoal.
Higher fixed carbon - a high charring temperature ensures a high fixed carbon content.
Odorless - well charred charcoal will have minimum volatile substances within the charcoal, thus eliminating the possibility of odor. Longer burning time - the charcoal burns longer compared to hardwood charcoal.
Higher calorific value - the minimum heating value of the charcoal should be 7,500KCal/Kg or better.
Low volatile content - the volatile content is low, allowing a burn without flame, smoke and fumes.
Chemical/binder free - the charcoal is produced with untreated (chemically) waste and void of binder.
Higher burning temperature - the charcoal is charred at high temperature so it will only burn at higher temperatures.
Sparkless - the charcoal does not produce sparks during burning.
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