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Banana fiber

Description

General

The banana fiber products are popular for their household utility use. These are items like laundry basket, office waste paper basket, and fruit or egg trays. There are also banana fibre products that serve as house deco. Finally, bananafibers can also be used as paper, for both industrial grade and stationery products. The paper is made of 20% natural banana fiber and 80% post consumer waste. By using this method insetad of wood fiber, the burden of deforestation is assuaged. By using one ton of banana fiber an estimated 17 trees are saved.

Properties

Chemical properties

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%
%

Electrical properties

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kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

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Mechanical properties

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MPa
MPa
MPa
kg/m³
2.82 3 % Idemat 2003
MPa
J/cm
MPa
540 MPa
MPa
MPa
MPa

Optical properties

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Thermal properties

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°C
°C
°C
J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

mPt
Pt
mELU
MJ/MJ
MJ
kg
kg
Idemat 2003, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology

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