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Kenaf fibre

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Kenaf fibre

The origin of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinusL.) It has grown on the continent of Africa for over 4000 years. Kenaf is grown mainly in Thailand, China, India, Vietnam and Cuba  and the main market today is as an alternative source of paper pulp, although still on a very limited scale. However, the fibres contain about 40% of cellulose in the fibre, less lignin than similar types of natural fibres, which makes it easily and quickly pulped and bleached with fewer toxic chemicals.  In combination with its annual renewability, makes kenaf a much more environmentally sound raw material than commonly used timber.


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