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Bamboo Plywood vs. NEMA Laminate

Bamboo plywood belongs to the wood-based materials classification, while NEMA laminate belongs to the thermoset plastics. There are 7 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (17, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is bamboo plywood and the bottom bar is NEMA laminate.

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Material Properties

Compressive (Crushing) Strength, MPa 80
190 to 360
Density, g/cm3 0.7
1.3 to 1.9
Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential), kV/mm 0.5
12 to 21
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 16
8.3 to 40
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 37
17 to 50
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 40
55 to 260
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 4.0
9.0 to 20